50 years of Manipuri Cinema
Manipuri Cinema recently completed its impressive journey of 50 years on 9th April 2022.
It was on the same day in April 1972 that the first Manipuri feature film, Matamgi Manipur, directed by Deb Kumar Bose was released. Every year, the 9th of April is observed as Mami Numit, implying the birth of Manipuri Cinema.
The five decades of Manipuri Cinema have been amazingly ingenious and courageous, considering the resource crunch, and absence of investment in evolving technology and outreach model to deal with audiences. Despite nearly non-negotiable challenges, Indie films of Manipur have been spearheading their fierce spirit of independence and aesthetic ascendancy.