Bobby Wahengbam is a Manipuri film columnist, director, writer and film critic rolled into one. With 12 television documentaries, two serials, two documentaries under his kitty, he is a multifaceted film personality. His short film Joseph’s Son has been screened at numerous festivals like Mumbai International Film Festival and the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival.
A book written by him called ‘Manipuri Cinema: A World of its Own’ was recently released at the mini auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society. The book delves into the history of Manipuri Cinema, the problems plaguing it and its future prospects. Written in English, it also features some of the articles he has written during 2012, 2013, 2014 for various newspapers.
The book was released on the occasion of the monthly film screening of Television and Cine Foundation. Many eminent documentary film makers, film artists, film enthusiasts, and theatre personalities were present at the event.