Actor/Director Prasad Oak announced the launch of upcoming Marathi film ‘Hirkani’ on the occasion of International Women’s Day. It is a film about motherhood and will go on floors soon.
Hirkani is the story about a courageous mother who lived in the 1600s. Its story is that a woman by the name of Hirakani from a nearby village Walsure at the foothills of Raigad had come to sell milk to the people living in the fort. She was inside the fort when the gates were locked by sunset. The love for her infant son back at her village gave her the courage to climb down the cliff in the dark. She repeated the feat in front of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, and was rewarded for it. In appreciation of her courage, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj arranged for a wall built at this location. Even today we can see it standing.
Chinmay Mandlekar has written the screenplay and dialouges. Ask Prasad about choosing Chinmay as the writer of this film and he says, “My debut film, ‘Kachha Limbu’, was written by Chinmay. With Hirkani, we’ve taken the association further and hope to continue the same.”