Films dealing with social issues and political themes became popular in the 1930s.
Some of the famous directors of this era were Nyi Pu, Sunny, Tote Kyi, and Tin Pe.
The first Burmese sound film was produced in 1932 in Bombay, India with the title Ngwe Pay Lo Ma Ya (Money Can't Buy It) and directed by Tote Kyi.
It was captured with a second-hand camera by Ohn Maung and was screened at the Royal Cinema, near Scott Market (now Bogyoke Market), which belonged to a Mr Achar, a friend of Ohn Maung.
Despite its documentary nature, the Burmese public was very proud of the film, which opened with the notice "Please accept our apologies for the poor quality of the film".
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 about how gambling and alcohol destroyed a man's life.
The cinema of Burma has a long history dating back to the 1910s.
The person who created the first silent film was Ohn Maung (Burma's first producer and director). Burma's first film was a recording of the funeral of Tun Shein - a leading politician of the 1910s, who campaigned for Burmese independence in London.