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Directed byHerojit Naoroibam
Produced byKsh. Ramesh
Ksh. Nishikanta
Screenplay byHerojit Naoroibam
Story byHerojit Naoroibam
StarringDanny Likmabam
Maya Choudhory
Devita Urikhinbam
Araba Laitonjam
Soma Laishram
Daya Ksh.
Ratan Lai
Music byAmarjit Lourembam
Regit Lisham
CinematographySanjoy Ch
Edited byBiju
Taruni Films
Distributed byTaruni Films
Release date
8 September 2018

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Hiyai is a 2018 Manipur film directed by Herojit Naoroibam and produced by Ksh. Ramesh and Ksh. Nishikanta, under the banner of Taruni Films and presented by Remi. The film features Maya Choudhory, Araba Laitonjam and Daya Ksh. in the lead roles. Other actors include Danny Likmabam, Devita Urikhinbam, Soma Laishram, Ratan Lai, all of whom are portraying supporting roles. The film was premiered at Range Ground, Yaiskul on 8 September 2018. Hiyai was also premiered at Shankar Lal Auditorium, North Campus, University of Delhi, New Delhi on 30 September 2018, on the occasion of Hijam Irabot Day.[1][2][3] The trailer of the film was released by Mami Taibang in YouTube on 23 August 2018.[4]


  • Danny Likmabam
  • Maya Choudhory as Leima
  • Devita Urikhinbam as Kusum
  • Araba Laitonjam as Hiyai's elder brother
  • Soma Laishram
  • Daya Ksh. as Hiyai
  • Ratan Lai as Minister's Son
  • Joyvidya as Leima's brother (Guest Appearance)
  • Modhubala as Leima's sister-in-law (Guest Appearance)
  • Adison Potsangbam as Kusum's son


The film shows the hardships faced by Leima (Maya) in upbringing her children single-handedly, when her husband leaves her and develops a marital relationship with a widow Kusum (Devita). The film also sketches out the contrasting nature of Leima's first son (Araba) and Hiyai (Daya). Hiyai is the centric role of the film, from which the theme of the film is woven out : the longing for a happy, united family. This is the first ever film directed by the famous script writer of Manipur films and radio dramas, Herojit Naoroibam.

Promotion and Box Office[edit]

The film was promoted at Saturday night special show of Manung Hutna, Impact TV on 1 September 2018.[5][6] The film also emerged out to be a commercial success, and a success party was also held the next day of premiere at producer's residence.


Amarjit Lourembam and Regit Lisham composed the soundtrack for the film and Herojit Naoroibam wrote the lyrics. The songs are titled Thajadraga Hangu[7], Thamoigee Mani[8] and Haikhibadai[9].

Released20 August 2018
LabelTaruni Films

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1."Thajadraga Hangu"Herojit NaoroibamRegit LaishramAmu Saikhom, Pushparani Huidrom05:18
2."Thamoigee Mani"Herojit NaoroibamAmarjit LourembamAmu Saikhom, Pushparani Huidrom05:55
3."Haikhibadai"Herojit NaoroibamAmarjit LourembamAmarjit Lourembam06:35
Total length:17:48


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