“Hirkani” is an Indian Marathi-language historical period drama film directed by Prasad Oak. The film is based on the true story of a woman named Hirkani, who lived in the 17th century and is known for her bravery and courage. The film follows Hirkani (Sonalee Kulkarni), a milkmaid who climbs down a steep cliff to reach her infant son during a siege of a fort, despite the danger and obstacles in her path.
“Hirkani” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the film's stunning cinematography and powerful portrayal of female empowerment. Sonalee Kulkarni's performance as Hirkani was also noted for its emotional depth and authenticity. However, some critics criticized the film's slow pacing and lack of character development, as well as its overly simplistic approach to the historical context.
“Hirkani” won several awards at the 2020 Maharashtra State Film Awards, including Best Actress for Sonalee Kulkarni and Best Costume Design. The film also won the award for Best Film at the 2020 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Additionally, the film was nominated for several awards at the 2020 Filmfare Awards Marathi, including Best Actress and Best Film.
|Directed by||Prasad Oak|
|Produced by||Falguni Patel|
|Written by||Chinmay Mandlekar|
|Distributed by||Sunshine Studios|
|Release date||24 October 2019|
|Running time||99 minutes|
|Box office||11.85 crore|