» 'Sant Dyaneshwar' (1940) - A Glance through Old Memories
'Sant Dyaneshwar' (1940) - A Glance through Old Memories
'Sant Dyaneshwar' was directed by Vishnupant Govind Damle and Sheikh Fattelal. The script was written by Shivram Washikar. It was produced at the Prabhat Film Company at Pune owned by V. Shantaram, a notable and internationally acclaimed film maker of India. Sant Dyaneshwar was the film that received international recognition. Sant Dnyaneshwar is a 1940 film about the life of Sant Dnyaneshwar, a 13th-century Maharashtrian Hindu saint (Sant - a title by which he is often referred), poet, philosopher and yogi of the Nath tradition.
The film starring Shahu Modak, Datta Dharmadhikari, Pandit Tamhankar, Shanta Majumdar and Sumati Gupte was one of most revered saints of Maharashtra. He wrote religious poetry in Marathi, the vernacular language of Maharashtra, which had mass appeal. It touched the heart strings of the common people, particularly those who were downtrodden.
'Sant Dyaneshwar' still remains a cult film in the history of Marathi cinema and is still fondly remembered and evoked by the audiences.