His four plays comprise the social melodrama Premsanyas i.e. 'Love Renounced' in 1912, the fantasy Punyaprabhav i.e. 'Force of Virtue' in 1916, the tragedy on alcoholism, Ekach pyala i.e. 'Just One Glass' written in 1917, and the delightful comedy with tragic overtones, Bhavbandhan i.e. 'Bond of Affection', finished just half an hour before his untimely death. Only the first two were staged in his lifetime. The historical Rajsanyas 'Kingdom Renounced' remained incomplete. Gadkari's plays contain complicated but well-organized plots woven around social themes and became immensely popular because of their intense and strong characters, orchestrated dramatic conflict, humour. Above all, all of them were highly stylized and evocative poetic language, which exerted considerable influence on several generations of dramatists, actors, and theatregoers. He also produced humorous writing under the pen name Balakram, poetry as Govindagraj, and theatre reviews as well.
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