Matamgi Manipur

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Matamgi Manipur
Matamgi Manipur.jpg
A still from the film
Directed byDebkumar Bose
Produced byKaram Manmohan
Screenplay byDebkumar Bose
Story byArambam Samarendra
StarringG. Ravinder Sharma
Yengkhom Roma
Kangabam Birababu
Rashi
Indra
Beda
Kangabam Tomba
Arambam Lokendra
Aribam Syam Sharma
Amujao
Baby Ameeta
Music byAribam Syam Sharma
Edited byMadhusudan Banerjee
Production
company
K.T. Films Private Limited
Distributed byK.T. Films Private Limited
Release date
9 April 1972
LanguageManipuri

Matamgi Manipur (English: Today's Manipur) is a 1972 Meitei film directed by Debkumar Bose and produced by Karam Manmohan, under the banner of K.T. Films Private Limited. The black and white film features an ensemble cast including G. Ravinder Sharma, Yengkhom Roma, Kangabam Birababu, Rashi, with Indra, Beda, Kangabam Tomba, Arambam Lokendra, Aribam Syam Sharma, Amujao and Baby Ameeta. The story of the film was written by Arambam Samarendra and screenplay by Debkumar Bose.[1][2] It is considered the first feature film made in Meitei.[3] The film won the President's Medal at the 20th National Film Festival.[4][5][6]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Aribam Syam Sharma composed the soundtrack for the film and Phulendra and M. K. Binodini Devi wrote the lyrics. The playback singers are A. Kamala, Arambam Jamuna and A. Budhachandra.[6]

Books[edit]

Bobby Wahengbam wrote a book on the film titled Matamgi Manipur: The First Manipuri Feature Film. For the book, he won the Golden Lotus Award for Best Book on Cinema at the 65th National Film Awards 2018.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celluloid Films of Manipur - Manipuri MovieCelluloid Films of Manipur - Manipuri Movie".
  2. ^ "Matamgi Manipur - Sevendiary.com - Discover Northeast India - Culture, Lifestyle and Travel".
  3. ^ "Manipuri cinema in the last three decades".
  4. ^ Raj Nongthombam. "Scenemascope".
  5. ^ Sagar Bhatt. "Matamgi Manipur (1972)". IMDb.
  6. ^ a b "Now Showing MATAMGI MANIPUR".
  7. ^ http://www.ifp.co.in/page/items/48275/bobbys-matamgi-manipur-wins-national-award-for-best-book-on-cinema