Gopalkrishna (Marathi & Hindi) 1938
- Director- V.Damle & S.Fatelal
- Music-Master Krishnarao.
- Cast-Ram Marathe,Shanta Apte, Ganpatirao, Master Parshuram, S.Kulkarni & Haribhau.
The film portrays youthful life of Lord Krishna,the God, whose appeal and popularity touched the American shores. Leading a community of cowherds,the adolescent Krishna subtly typifies some of problems, still familiar to Indians.
Typically of Prabhat, the stress is on human approach to these rather than conventional ‘miracles’.As one sees the film, one literally breaths the atmosphere of the Krishna’s rural environment centuries ago in the midst of his mischieveous cowherd companions.
Technically Gopalkrishna is distinguished by the use of stylish sets, costumes and classically-oriented but lively music.
Vishnupant Damle,a born artist, spent his early life in great hardship. He worked with drama companies to paint backdrops, under Baburao Painter and Anandrao Painter, the two masters in arts.
He became trusted lieutenant of Baburao Painter in his Maharashtra film Company,Kolhapur.
On 1st June 1929,Damle along with his partners,founded Prabhat Film Company.
He had a good understanding in Engineering.
The studio at Pune was constructed under his supervision. He worked as sound recordist for some early films of Prabhat.He along with S.Fatelal directed
Gopal Krishna and
“Sant Tukaram” was a great success.
In 1945, at an early age of 52 he passed away.
S.Fatelal along with Damle worked in Drama companies and Maharashtra Film Company .He cranked camera for silent films of Prabhat.
He was a very skillful artist. He had the creative ability of designing big settings and innovative drapery and costumes.Settings and costumes from films of Prabhat is a testimony of his skills.
At the same time, he had a keen eye for reality of sets and drapery.
Krishnarao Ganesh Phulambrikar was a Marathi actor, composer, and musicologist. He was an architect of the golden period of Sangitnatak in Marathi Theatre. He was born in Alandi near Pune in 1898. Krishnarao Ganesh Phulambrikar was the son of a professional pandit who died when Krishnarao was only 6, reducing the family to abject poverty. He was weak in health. He did not have much formal education, but his sweet, elastic voice facilitated entrance into the Natyakala Pravartak Mandali, where he did small roles. After 1910, he left to learn classical music under Bhaskarbuwa Bakhle in Pune.