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Sant Tukaram

  • Genres: Hagiography, Religious Drama, Drama


Sant Tukaram, the film that put India on the international cinema map, concerns Tukaram, a medieval poet and legendary prophet. The film opens by developing a contrast between Tukaram, a pious but poor devotee and preacher, and Salomalo, the wealthy but spiritually bankrupt Brahmin priest. Tukaram's piety, however, has a downside, as his poor wife must solely fend for the family as Tukaram's head is too often in the clouds. The force of necessity proves too strong, and Tukaram decides he must take...more