Oneness (movie)

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Oneness is an upcoming 2023 Manipuri movie directed by Priyakanta Laishram. It is the first gay-themed movie of Manipur.[1][2][3][4]It is based on the alleged Honor killing of a Manipuri gay youth in 2013. It stars Priyakanta Laishram, Maya Choudhury, Suraj Ngashepam and Sachinker Sagolsem in the lead roles.[5]

The first official poster of the movie was launched on 28 February 2022.[6] The trailer of the movie was launched on 18 April 2022.[7]

Starring Maya Choudhury

Priyakanta Laishram

Sachinker Sagolsem

Suraj Ngashepam

Writer & Director Priyakanta Laishram
Language Meitei language
Country India
Producers Roushil Singla

Priyakanta Laishram

Co-Producer Tina Laishram
Production Company Priyakanta Productions

Cast[change | change source]

Actor Character
Maya Choudhury Anna Martin
Priyakanta Laishram Ivan Martin
Sachinker Sagolsem Daniel Martin
Suraj Ngashepam Pamheiba Hijam
Harendra Laishram Peter Martin
Ramva Leishangthem Mersia Martin
Rojesh Saikhom Pastor John
Yaiphabi Toijam Mary D' Souza

Plot[change | change source]

In 2013, Ivan Martin, an 18-year-old boy, was killed in an honor killing by his male family members after they found out he was gay. He was killed and disposed of by his brother because of his sexuality. The case, believed to be one of the rare cases of gay honor killing in Northeast India has inspired the movie. [8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Roy, Esha (25 April 2022). "A Manipur film tackles sexual identity for first time". The Indian Express. pp. 1–3. Retrieved 24 November 2022.
  2. Jacob, Yvonne (25 April 2022). "'Oneness' becomes Manipur's first film to address homosexuality, societal discrimination". News Bytes. Retrieved 24 November 2022.
  3. 24, Lagatar (26 April 2022). "Oneness: Manipur's first gay film normalizes LGBTQ representation". Lagatar. Retrieved 24 November 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. Desk, Queerty (15 May 2022). "Forbidden love and a gay honor killing are explored in this heartbreaking new film". Queerty. Retrieved 24 November 2022.
  5. NE, India Today (10 December 2021). "Priyakanta Laishram "ONENESS" is all set to reveal the invisible crime of Gay Honor Killing (Manipur's first Gay themed movie)". India Today NE. Retrieved 24 November 2022.
  6. Atom, Sangita (2 March 2022). "Official poster of Manipur's first gay themed movie "Oneness" launched". E-PAO. Retrieved 24 November 2022.
  7. Y, H (19 April 2022). "Official Trailer Of First Manipuri Gay Themed Film 'Oneness' Launched". HY News.
  8. Mukherjee, Shreya (11 May 2022). "'Oneness' director explains why we need more LGBTQ+ films". News Bytes. Retrieved 25 November 2022.