Bulbul Can Sing

Bulbul Can Sing



In the atmospheric light of dusk and dawn, Rima Das portrays the lives  of three friends on the threshold of adulthood. Poetic sensuality contrasts with authentic scenes of everyday life in their Indian village, where care-free youthfulness comes face to face with merciless reality. The story‘s protagonist is Bulbul, whose voice fails her when she has to sing in front of people. Fear of failure and self-doubt also plague the fragile Bonny, and Suman, who does not fulfil the traditional male image. The experience of first love puts the three teenagers under the pressure of high expectations and strict moral codes. The relationship between love and suffering demands a lot of strength. Bulbul the nightingale begins to sing.


  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2018
  • Berlin International Film Festival, 2018
  • Busan International Film Festival, 2018
  • AFI Fest, 2018
  • Singapore International Film Festival, 2018
  • Mumbai International Film Festival, 2018
  • Kerala International Film Festival, 2018
  • Dublin International International Festival, 2019
  • Osaka Asian Film Festival, 2019
  • New York Indian Film Festival, 2019
  • London Indian Film Festival, 2019
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2019
  • Busan International Kids & Youth Festival, 2019
  • Zlin Film Festival, 2019
  • Habitat Film Festival, 2019
  • MOOV Festival, 2019
  • Cleveland International Film Festival, 2019
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2019





Bulbul Can Sing [2019] ‘LIFF’ Review – The Discernible mellow Voice in peculiar Social noise


Mumbai International Film Festival, 2018 Golden Gateway: India Gold for Best Feature Film

Singapore International Film Festival, 2018

Best Performance – Asian Feature Film Manoranjan Das for Suman

Berlin International Film festival, 2018 Special Mention Award

Dublin International Film Festival, 2019: Best Director Rima Das

Someone to Watch Award at Cleveland International Festival, 2019

Special Mention Award at Osakka Asian Film Festival, 2019

Prag Cine Awards 2019 – Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Actor (Female), Best Actor (Male)