Maharashtra is known for the tradition of saints like Saibaba of Shirdi, Gajanan Maharaj, Sant Tukdoji Maharaj and Ghadge Maharaj. All of them tried to bring in the desired change in the society. They have won the hearts of the people with their teachings and Tembye Swami is one of them. 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 alongwith 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 and others.