Dada's first venture in movie production was based on a story written by Vasant Sabnis and was directed by Govind Kulkarni. Dada casted himself as Namya, the simpleton who falls to the glamour of Kalavati (played by Usha Chavan) who is a dancer in Tamasha. A comedy, drama 'Songadya' starred Dada Kondke and Usha Chavan in prominent roles.
Dada Kondke was and will always be remembered as the comedy king of Marathi cinema. Comedy in Marathi cinema became world famous mainly because of Dada Kondke. His name was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records after he gave a series of nine consecutive hits in Marathi films. Kondke's film dialogues are usually famous for its double meaning.
'Songadya' still remains a cult film in the history of Marathi cinema and is still fondly remembered and evoked by the audiences.