This classic film chronicles the life of Tukaram (17th C.), one of Maharashtra’s most popular saint poets, activating the 20th century resonances of his turning away from courtly Sanskrit towards vernacular rhythms of religious poetry which constituted the first major emancipatory movement against brahmanical caste domination. The episodic plot pits Tukaram against the Brahmin Salomalo, who pretends to be the true author of Tukaram’s songs while calling for his ostracization. —Bengaluru International Film Festival
Vishnupant Govind Damle (1892-1945) was born in Alibag, Maharashtra. He was a director, producer, music director, cinematographer and an actor. His directorial ventures include Sant Sakhu (1941), Sant Dnyaneshwar (1940) and Karna (1928).
Sheikh Fattelal (1897-1964) was born in Kagal, Maharashtra. He was a director, producer, cinematographer and an art producer. His directorial ventures include Ayodhyapathi (1956), Jagadguru Shankaracharya (1955), Sant Sakhu (1941), Saint Dnyaneshwar (1940) and Karna (1928)