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  • Director

    Rima Das

  • Starring

    Pakija Begam, Arnali Das, Manoranjan Das, Manabendra Das

  • Run Time

    96 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language


  • Director of Photography: Rima Das

  • Editor: Rima Das

  • Produced by: Rima Das

  • Screenplay by: Rima Das

  • Production Designer: Rima Das

  • Sound Production: Susmit Bob Nath


Bulbul Can Sing

Part of the World Perspectives Strand


A delightfully balanced, evocative and heartfelt story about a 15-year-old schoolgirl named Bulbul (the thoroughly charming Arnali Das), who is growing up in a remote farming village in Assam. Bulbul Can Sing is beautifully made by writer, director, producer and editor Rima Das, and Bulbul’s story is endearingly human, following how she and her friends deal with school, relationships, clothes and families – Bulbul’s mother wants her daughter to behave perfectly, while her father hopes she will have a singing career. A generous and warm story of teenage empowerment. [12A]

Bulbul Can Sing is nominated for the 2019 EIFF Audience Award.  

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