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|Directed by||Romi Meitei|
|Produced by||Madhumita Chakraborty|
|Written by||Madhumita Chakraborty|
|Music by||Tomba Thangjam|
|Distributed by||Doordarshan Kendra Imphal|
|22 January 2010|
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