Panorama Of Contemporary Indian Cinema

Tora’s Husband

Director : Rima Das
Country : India
Language : Assamese
Duration : 150 minutes
Year : 2022
Panorama Of Contemporary Indian Cinema


Loss and lockdowns, life and death – like everywhere around the world, a small-town businessman in Assam is grappling with uncertainty and restlessness. With a worldview unlike those living around him, Tora’s Husband – Jaan, strives to give his best and expects the same from others. But Tora struggles to understand him. The constant conflict between his inner world and outer world is draining him emotionally. Juggling with his underperforming business and strained personal relationships, he tries to find motivation within to keep going.

Rima Das


Rima Das, filmmaker from India is known for making indigenous and realistic stories that explore complicated relationships, finding purpose, coming of age and life amidst nature.

Her films Village Rockstars and Bulbul Can Sing premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, and were screened at over 120 prestigious film festivals around the world winning over 70 Awards including the National Film Awards in India, Village Rockstars was also India’s Official Entry to the Academy Awards ‘Oscars’ 2019. She has donned multiple hats of writer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor for her projects. Her film Tora’s Husband had its World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2022, as part of the Platform Competition section and had its Asian Premiere at Busan International Film Festival 2022.

GQ India named Rima Das as one of the Most Influential Young Indians of 2018. She is also one of the Brand Ambassadors of Toronto International Film Festival’s ‘Share Her Journey’ campaign that champions the cause of gender equality in cinema. She has been on the jury of Berlin International Film Festival Generation 14plus, Mumbai International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Zlin Film Festival for Children & Youth.


– Abhijit Das
– Tarali Kalita Das
– Bhuman Bhargav Das
– Purbanchali Das
– Simanta Malakar
– Nilima Das


– Director : Rima Das
– Producer : Rima Das
– Writer : Rima Das
– Editor : Rima Das
– Cinematography : Rima Das
– Music: Sagar Desai
– Sound : Bigyna Dahal

Awards and Nominations

Toronto International Film Festival 2022 – World Premiere in prestigious Platform Competition section

Hainan Island International Film Festival
2022 – Chinese Premiere

Busan International Film Festival 2022
– Asian Premiere
Kolkata International Film Festival 2022 – Indian Premiere
World Film Festival of Bangkok 2022
Pune International Film Festival 2023