Tangkhul unique film Samkhok released

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The much awaited Tangkhul film Samkhok was released by Alfred kanngam, former MLA of 44-Ukhrul assembly constituency on September 9. The film was shown at the town hall in Ukhrul. It leaves audiences spellbound with its gripping storyline, stellar performances, and stunning cinematography.

The Tangkhul community is one of the prominent ethnic groups of Manipur. They have a rich cultural heritage that encompasses a variety of artistic expressions, including music, dance, and storytelling. Over the years, there has been a growing interest among Tangkhul filmmakers and artists to capture their unique cultural narratives through the medium of cinema. The newly released film Samkhok marks a turning point in Tangkhul cinema, showcasing the talents and potential of the region. Many young and old people were seen standing in line for the ticket to watch this movie.

The movie is directed by AC Rinshing in collaboration with NEFEC, written by kahorrei AC and cinematography by Sorenzan Vashum. This movie is inspired by true events which celebrates the rich tradition and culture of the Tangkhul Nagas before the arrival of Christianity. It is well detailed and well documented. It shows the unique Tangkhul indigenous way of life and feelings of love and sadness that humans experience.

Samkhok is set in Ringui Village. It centers on a clan chief’s family preparing the Feast of Merit (Maran Kasa) and the chief’s quest for vengeance after his son’s death. The film explores family bonds, land ownership complexities, community customs, rituals, and their deep connection with nature. The movie is packed with lot of actions. The official trailer of the movie uploaded in youtube has also received much appreciation and views from the fans. The movie will also be shown in Delhi in the coming October.

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Samkhok has undoubtedly raised the bar for Tangkhul cinema and has earned attention not only within the Tangkhul community but also on the national stages. It serves as a testament to the talent and potential of Tangkhul filmmakers, and its release on September 9, 2023, will be remembered as a significant milestone in the history of Tangkhul cinema. This cinematic triumph stands as an inspiration for aspiring Tangkhul filmmakers.

Pankaj Luitel is a graduate from Manipur University and loves reading and writing. At MountainEcho, Pankaj contributes to the content team efforts and regularly writes for our website

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