Homendro Waikhom (Homen D' Wai)

Filmmaker, Writer, Director

Homen D' Wai was an Indian film director, scriptwriter and lyricist from Imphal, Manipur. Dr. Yaima, Mittrang Keithel, Yaiskulgee Pakhang Angaoba, Dr. Hemogee Heloi and VDF Thasana were some of the famous movies he directed. Homen D' Wai started his career in movies under the guidance of K. Ibohal Sharma. He worked as an assistant cinematographer in the 1993 Ibohal Sharma's directorial venture Sambal Wangma. Later, he went on to direct music videos which became hit song numbers of the time. The first feature film directed by him was Raja, a 2003 movie. His 2004 feature Dr. Yaima became a hit and ran at Friends' Talkies, Paona Bazar successfully for more than 100 days. His movies Mr. Lakhipyari (2005) and Mittrang Keithel (2006) had successful theatrical run in Friends' Talkies and Usha Cinema respectively for more than 50 days. He also attempted to re-unite the Manipuris living in the state and Meiteis from states like Assam, Tripura through his films. These efforts could be seen in his movies like Nungshibi Ahing (2008) and Govindagee Sharik Makhol (2011). Yaiskulgee Pakhang Angaoba (2012) and Dr. Hemogee Heloi (2013) were films of Homen D' Wai which made records in the box office at a time when Manipuri cinema's popularity among the masses slowed down. His last directorial venture was Ei Actor Natte (2019). Most of his movies were flavoured with comic, humorous elements. But his versatility as a filmmaker could be seen in movies like Nungshibi Ahing (2008) and Kekoo Lotpee (2008). The blessing ceremony of a new movie Sendoidi Ahing Tumde with Homen D' Wai as the director was held in 2021 but he passed away even before the shooting could commence. He also had plans to make four other movies (Yaiskulgee Pakhang Angaoba 2, Dr. Hemogee Heloi 2, Khabei Chegap Dot Com and Phanekse Kanagino) which he had finished scripting. He died on 10 July 2021 due to COVID-19 complications. He was also undergoing dialysis at Shija Hospital, Imphal due to kidney failure.
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Personal Details

Nick Name / Other Name Homen D' Wai
Birth Place Imphal
Street / Home Sagolband Thangjam Leirak
Region Imphal Manipur India
Height (cm)
Star Sign
Death Jul 10, 2021

Known For

Ei Actor Natte
Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment
VDF Thasana
Best Lyrics
Yaiskulgee Pakhang Angaoba
Best Feature Film


3 Nominations, 3 Wins


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