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Rongdaife a tribal village was constantly engaged in battle with another village, Ching-Khai-bon. The bitter taste of defeat and its consequences fell on the village women of Rongdaife who were taken captive by their stark enemy, Ching-Khai-Bon. Rongdaife village was orphaned without a village chief.
The prized possession and beloved daughter of Ching-Khai-Bon village, Leinu was struck by a horrendous skin ailment which resulted in her exile from her own village. Like a lonely wounded lioness, Leinu survived in the eerie jungle, deserted from anyone she ever loved.
Meanwhile a soothsayer from Rongdaife had set the drumrolls that if their chief was a woman, then the village would rise to its former glory. While men from Rondaife were on a hunt for their next successor, they could not find anyone worthy except Leinu.
As they brought her captive to the village, everyone was taken aback by her appearance. The village elder put forth an offer whereby if they helped to cure her illness, in exchange she must give her word to become their ruler. Leinu not only cured her ailment but she also diminished the long standing enmity between the two villages.

  • Bobby Haobam
  • Leikhajit Laishram
  • Vincent Nameirakpam
  • Somen chanam
    Key Cast
  • Tonthoi Leishangthem
    Key Cast
  • Nunglen Luwang
    Key Cast
  • Idhou
    Key Cast
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    Romance, Drama, Action, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 51 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    40,491 USD
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Director Biography - Bobby Haobam

Bobby Haobam was born on April 15, 1973 in Imphal West, Manipur, India. The eldest son of an engineer. He studied Architecture but eventually dropping out and did graduate in Political Science, later learning Multimedia and Animation.
He landed his first film job as an Graphic Designer and Asst. Film Editor.

He has experience of working in local films since 2014. He directed the films Nupi (2017),
Tomthin Shija (2017), Speedbreaker (2018)
Chingda satpi Engellei (2018), Eise nanggi nattabra (2019) and Rongdaife (2021)

His love for cinema, art and the bigger picture with the objective of capturing a wider audience is seen in his work.
He has a keen eye for detail regarding professional camera movement, frame composition, and film editing and is willing to put in extra hours of work to ensure a movie gets the attention it deserves.

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Director Statement

I direct this film, "Rongdaife" because I was inspired by our old tribal life and costume. This film will always be special to me because all the location, the environment, the village are all in remote place of Northeast India where it is difficult to reach, going there and shooting this film was an experience for me. The experience working on this film will help me with future projects