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  • Sheikh Fattelal

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     2== Fattelal, Sheikh (1897-1964) == 
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     4Marathi director and technician. Real name: 
     5Yashin Mistri, aka Sahebmama Fattelal also 
     6spelt Fatehlal. Born in Kagal, Kolhapur. 
     7Belonged to hereditary artisanal caste (Mistri 
     8means ‘ carpenter’, although his father was a 
     9stonemason). Apprenticed to the Kolhapur 
     10artist Abalal Rehman. Lifelong partner of 
     11Vishnupant Damle. Co-disciple with Damle 
     12of Baburao’s technician-artist cousin, Anandrao 
     13Painter. Co-founder of and all-round technician 
     14at Maharashtra Film. Partner and head of art 
     15department at Prabhat where he organised 
     16spectacular sets (e.g. Amritmanthan, 1934). 
     17Debut as co-dir of his only silent film, 
     18Maharathi Karna (1928). Co-directed Saint 
     19films with Damle, including Sant Tukaram 
     20(1936) (for Filmography, see Damle). Also 
     21major achievements as art director: e.g. 
     22Ayodhyecha Raja/Ayodhya Ka Raja, 
     23Maya Machhindra (both 1932), Amar Jyoti 
     24(1936), Kunku/Duniya Na Mane (1937), 
     25Mazha Mulga/Mera Ladka (1938), 
     26Manoos/Admi (1939), Shejari/Padosi 
     27(1941) and Ramshastri (1944). Produced a 
     28film after Damle’s death (1945) for Prabhat; 
     29then solo direction of two features. 
     30 
     31FILMOGRAPHY: 1955: Jagadguru 
     32Shankaracharya; 1956: Ayodhyapati.