Hiralal Movie Review: Kinjal Nanda impresses with a magnificent performance

Director: Arun Roy

Music Director: Mayukh & Mainak

Hiralal (2021) Star Cast:

Kinjal Nanda, Saswasta Chatterjee, Kharaj Mukherjee, Anuska Chakraborty, Shankar Chakraborty, Arna Mukhopadhyay, Tannishtha Biswas, Partha Sinha

Hiralal Movie

Release Date:

The movie based on the life of Director Hiralal Sen was released on 5th March 2021 and was released on Hoichoi on 16th July 2021.

Hiralal (2021) Review: Story, Performance & Analysis

If we can browse through the history of Indian Cinema then we will find many pioneers who have huge contributions towards bringing Indian cinema to a different level. Hiralal Sen is one such pioneer who is also known as the founding father of Indian Cinema.

Many of us are unaware of his legacy and a few might be there hearing the name for the first time. Director Arun Roy through his movie “Hiralal” gave us a glimpse of Hiralal’s accomplishments.

From childhood Hiralal (Kinjal Nanda) was passionate about Photography. His wish of getting a camera was fulfilled on the wedding day. He was married to Hemangini Devi (Anuska Chakraborty).

He was getting popular in a very short time due to his unbelievable image-capturing abilities. Slowly, he was losing interest in photography. One day he saw a bioscope film in film producer and distributor Jamshedji Framji Madan’s Stephenson’s Bioscope.

He was completely stunned watching it for the first time. He realized that more people will be getting attracted to this in the future. He was not even aware of its usage but decided to purchase one. He and his brother Motilal Sen(Partha Sinha) founded a bioscope company and named it Royal Bioscope Company.

The theatre world was at its peak under the theatre artist and producer Amarendra Dutta. Kushumkumari (Tannishtha Biswas) was the leading actress working in Dutta’s play. Royal Bioscope Company collaborated with Amarendra Dutta and produced the famous play Alibaba and the Forty Thieves.

It was in 1905 when Bengal was undergoing Partition, he captured people’s protest and the whole story behind the partition. He also made India’s first ad film and first political documentary. His all films were damaged due to breaking out of a fire at that store. Hiralal was suffering from cancer and he died in 1917.

Director Arun Roy tried to bring every crucial fact about Hiralal to the audience’s notice to give us an idea about his brilliance in Photography and Filmmaking. At the same time, he didn’t hesitate to tell us about his lack of interest in the business.

Kinjal Nanda was exceptional as Hiralal. Anuska Chakraborty provided good support in the role of Hemangini Devi. Saswasta Chatterjee, Tannishtha Biswas, Kharaj Mukherjee, and Partha Sinha also provide noteworthy performances with their respective characters.

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