Nagpuri cinema refers to films produced in the Nagpuri language in state of Jharkhand.[1][2][3]


The first Nagpuri feature film was Sona Kar Nagpur (1992) which was produced and directed by Dhananjay Nath Tiwari.[4][5][3]

Since then, several films have been produced. Nagpuri cinema faces several challenges such as lack of funds and infrastructure, as most audiences reside in villages. Cinema halls are shutting down in the present day. It is also difficult to release nagpuri films in cinema halls due to the high cost. Despite all these, several films are produced per year and few get released in cinema halls.[2]

Notable films

Main article: List of Nagpuri films

Year Film Director Cast Notes
2018 Mahuua
  • Sanjay Verma
  • Avishek Anand
  • Stefy Patel
  • Prince Sondhi
  • Ali Khan
  • Manoj Verma
  • Shakti Singh
  • Dinesh Deva
Won best Nagpuri film Award of 2018 in Jharkhand international Film festival [6]
2018 Mor Gaon Mor Desh Ashwini Kumar
  • Deepak Sinha
  • Chandan Kumar Jaiswal
  • Rishi Prakash Mishra
  • Payal Mukherjee
  • Varsha Rittu Lakra
2019 Phulmania Lal Vijay Shahdeo
Premiered at Jharkhand International Film Festival Awards (JIFFA) 2019 and the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in France[8]
2019 Dhumkkudiya Nandlal Nayak
Won more than 60 awards around the world[9]

Notable people





See also


  1. ^ "Balan may act in Nagpuri film if script is appealing". Hindustan times. 9 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Journey of Jhollywood: A Study in the Context of Nagpuri Cinema". researchgate. November 2021. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b "नागपुरी फिल्‍म के 'दादा साहेब' धनंजय नाथ तिवारी !". panchayatnama. 12 October 2016.
  4. ^ Telegraph, The (20 August 2012). "6-day fest for 100 years' party - State chips in to celebrate a century of Indian cinema". The Telegraph.
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  6. ^ "Mahuaa". bookmyshow.
  7. ^ "Mor Gaon Mor Desh' hits theatre". dailypioneer. 18 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Nagpuri movie 'Phulmania' to hit screens on September 6". dailypioneer. 5 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Cannes Film Festival 2021 to screen Dhumkkudiya, Jharkhandi film directed by Nandlal Nayak". firstpost. 28 June 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2022.