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Love and Liquor (Burmese: မေတ္တာနှင့်သူရာ; Myitta Hnint Thuyar) is a 1920 Burmese silent film directed by Ohn Maung, written by P Moe Nin and starring Nyi Pu. It was the first Burmese feature film, and the day it premiered, October 13, 1920, is commemorated annually as Myanmar Movie Day.

Myitta Hnint Thuyar
Advertisement of Love & Liquor Film
Directed byU Ohn Maung
Produced byBurma Film Company
Written byP Moe Nin
StarringNyi Pu,
Ye Ye
Distributed byBurma Film Company
Release date
October 13, 1920 (1920-10-13)



Love and Liquor is the story about how gambling and alcohol destroyed a man's life.


  • Nyi Pu
  • Aye Kyi
  • Maung Maung Chit
  • Maung Maung Kalay
  • Pu
  • Ko Nyein
  • Par Gyi
  • Ba Ga Lay or Shwe Yoe

Production and releaseEdit

Ohn Maung, Burma's pioneer filmmaker, had founded the Burma Film Company. He hired Nyi Pu, Burma's first actor, to act in the first Burmese feature film, the silent Myitta Nit Thuya (Love and Liquor).

The film opened with the title "Burma Film Presents: Love and Liquor" but there were no credits or mention of the cast. It was based on a story by P Moe Nin.

Love and Liquor premiered at the Royal Cinema in Yangon on October 13, 1920, a day since commemorated as Myanmar Movie Day.[1][2]

The film proved a major success, despite its poor quality due to a fixed camera position and inadequate film accessories.

See alsoEdit

  • Mya Nat Maung, first Burmese audio film.