There have been innumerable saints who have been born in Maharashtra, right from Sai Baba of Shirdi to Akalkot Swami Samarth, Saint Tukaram to Saint Pundalik, Saint Gyaneshwar to Saint Eknath, Sant Sakubai to Sant Janabai. The audience all over Maharashtra is well aware of their noble contributions thanks to films like Shirdi Ke Saibabaa, Sant Eknath, Sant Tukaram, Sant gyaneshwar, Sant Gore Kumar, Sant Sakubai,
Sant Janabai, Bhakt Pundalik, Bhakt Prahlad, Sant Saavta Mali, Miwu Nakos Mee Tujhya Paatishi Aahe, Tochi Ek Samarth, Shegavicha Raja, Sant Kalumama, Jai Shankar etc. The latest in the list of the films is ‘SHREE YOGi’.
There have been several who have tried to win over the people with their miracles but there have been very few who have won the hearts of the audiences with their teachings and among them Tembye Swami leads the list. Originally named Yaati Vasudevanand Saraswati Tembye, he is known among his disciples as Tembye Maharaj The film ‘SHREE YOGi’ sets out to show the life and times of Tembye Swami Maharaj who was born in Sawantwadi in Konkan at Mangaon. Tembye Swami has also written the popular hymn ‘Digambara Digambara Shripad Vallabh Digambara’.
Produced by the banner of “Maya Mauli Nirmitee” by Mauli(Uttam) Mayekar. ‘SHREE YOGi’ directed by Chandrakant Lata Gaekwad sets out to show the evolution of Tembye Swami from a poor family to the heights which he reaches in his mission to spread spiritual awareness. Ananda Karekar has played the role of Tembye Swami Maharaj in the film along with Girish Pardesi, Arun Nalawade, Ravindra Mahajani, Yatin Karyekar,
Uday Tikekar, Uma Sardeshmukh, Sharwari Lohkare, Abhijit Chauhan, Kishore Chowgule, Dr. Vilas Ujjwane, Amol Bawdekar, Narayan Jadhav, Asit Redij, Trupti Gaekwad etc.
Praveen Dhavane and Chandrakant Lata Gaekwad has written the screenplay and the dialogues for the film. Nandu Hanap has set to tune the lyrics’ written by Praveen Dhavane while Soham Patghak has scored the background music for the film. Suresh Wadkar, Ravindra Sathe, Ajitkyumar Kadkade and Vasihali Samant have crooned the soulful songs for the film. Sumeet Pathak is the art director and Dinesh Satankar is the cameraman. Editing is by Bhausaheb Lokhande while publicity design has been handled by Milind Matkar. Rishab Suresh Shetkar is the Line
Producer, Satish Kha is the production controller and Sunil Shinde is the production assistant for the film.
(Public Relations: Ram Kondilkar)