A high voltage family drama 'Kunku' was a well made package of accurate characterization, directed by V. Shantaram and based on the novel, Na Patnari Goshta by Narayan Hari Apte, who also wrote film's screenplay. The film was also released in Hindi as Duniya Na Mane.
The movie went on to become both a critical and commercial success, and was shown at the Venice International Film Festival. The film is now hailed for its daring attack on the treatment of women in Indian society and depiction of child marriage. The film starred Shanta Apte, Keshavrao Date, Raja Nene , Vimala Vasishta, Shakuntala Paranjpye,Vasanti, Gauri, Master Chhotu and Karmarkar in prominent roles.
'Kunku' still remains a cult film in the history of Marathi cinema and is still fondly remembered and evoked by the audiences.