C. V. Sridhar

CV Sridhar ( Chingelpet V. Sridhar; * 1933 Chingelpet, † October 20, 2008 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu ) was an Indian screenwriter, film director and film producer. He has worked in the film industry of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi film and known for the filming emotive, melodramatic love triangles.


In addition to his work in a public authority of his hometown Chingelpet Sridhar wrote stage plays for the theater group TKS Brothers. His most famous piece Raktha Pasam was filmed in 1954 by RS Mani. Subsequently, he wrote screenplays, including for the films Ethirparadathu (1954 ) by Ch Narayanamurthy and Amara Deepam (1956 ) by T. Prakash Rao.

With Kalyana Parisu 1959 he had his debut as a film director. The film had Gemini Ganesan, A. Nageshwara Rao and B. Saroja Devi commercially successful in the lead roles and was. In 1961, Sridhar his own film company " Chithralaya Pics". Since his debut as a director he frequently worked with the cameraman and later film director of Malayalam film A. Vincent, also in the Tamil film Nenjil Ore Alayam (1962) and Kadalikka Neramillai (1964). Nenjil Ore Alayam plays in a hospital where a doctor - played by Kalyana Kumar - treated by cancer in his lover's husband. Sridhar turned a successful 1963 Hindi remake of the film Dil Ek Mandir, titled and Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar and Meena Kumari in the roles. Kadalikka Neramillai is a romantic comedy, the Hindi remake Pyar Kiye Jaa (1966 ) with comedian Mehmood CV Sridhars was best-known Hindi film.

Sridhar promoted many young actors and it also helped Jayalalitha, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu later, to her first starring role in Vennira Adai (1965).

He was awarded in 1962 for nazrana with a Filmfare Award for Best Story and was nominated Dil Ek Mandir at the Filmfare Awards 1964 for best director and best story.

Sridhar retired after 1991 from the film business, and died at the age of 75 years, probably of a heart attack.