Chandra Art’s CRIMINAL (1939) starring Chandrarao Kadam, Hansa Wadkar, Bhagwan, and Vasant Pehalwan, is an early directorial effort by Bhagwan who, as well as becoming a top film comedian, had a good run directing stunt-films and comedies though the 1940s and 50s.

Chandra Art was a production company run by actor/director Chandrarao Kadam who made a number of films in the 1930s under that banner, several of which starred future character actress Lalita Pawar back when she was playing stunt roles.