Thursday, February 16, 2012


Sreenath  entered in to Malayalam film field  in 1978 with the film 'Salini Ente Koottukari' but he was noted for
his appearance as the hero in the film 'Kalika' which was directed by Balachandra Menon in the year 1980.
Kalika was a horror film which was made from an award winning novel  published in 'Kumkumam'
weekly and the publishers of the weekly  produced the movie also.The novel was read  by a large sector of
people and they were eager to find the film version.Sheela was the heroine of the film as a woman engaged in
witchcraft. There were so many shocking sequences in the novel which when shown in the film were technically  not up to the mark.The director Balachandramenon was not well experienced at that time and it did not receive much   acclamation from the critics..But the viewers noticed a tall,handsome youth with good acting talent and possessed masculine
voice who delivered dialogues with voice control.It was none other than the new face to Malayalam cinema 'Sreenath'  and  received much appreciation
for his role in Kalika.
Sreenath was from Kuzhur,Thrissur in Kerala and was born on August 26, 1956.In the 80's Sreenath had
acted in several films in the main roles but when Mammootty,Mohan Lal,Mukesh etc rose to stardom he
was segregated to side roles and supporting roles.Actually he was a wonderful actor who was having sparkling qualities than many other Malayalam actors and  could manifest
any kind of roles flamboyantly and had proved his talents in so  many films.Unfortunately the Producers and  directors  not utilized him

to the fullest and also not paid justice to that unparalleled acting prodigy. He was but always given main roles in
T.V. serials and was hero of several Malayalam serials.He was given state award twice as best actor for
his performance in T.V.Serials.
His 1982 film 'Sandhya Mayangum Neram' which was directed by Bharathan was a well noted film in which
Unnimary and Sudha  were heroines.Bharat Gopi and Jayabharathy had important roles in the film.
In the 1981 film 'Oothykachiya Ponnu' Mammootty and Mohan Lal acted along with Sreenath.
In the 1984 film 'Mangalam Nerunnu'  which was directed by Mohan, Sreenath and Shanti Krishna handled main roles.Sreenath had acted in several  Tamil Films also in 80's.
'Ithu Njangalude Katha' was a blockbuster film which was well accepted by the audience in which Sreenath
and Shanti Krishna were in main roles.It was the story of five friends and the funny factor is that they all loved
the same girl.In the sets of that film which was directed by P.G.Viswambharan, Sreenath and Shanti Krishna fell in to real love and determined to get married.They got married in 1984 and  due to several problems had to separate in 1995.
Sreenath later married Latha in 1999 and they have a son 'Viswajith Sreenath'.
On April 23, 2010 Sreenath was found dead in a hotel room of Kothamangalam.He had been there to
act in a Mohan Lal film 'Shikkar'.It is said that his role in that film was cancelled and was asked to vacate the hotel room.He might have committed  suicide but the reason unknown.
Salini Ente Koottukari
OOthykachiya Ponnu
Ithu Njangalude Kadha
Saagara Santham
Belt Mathai
Mangalam Nerunnu
Sandhya Mayangum Neram
Odaruthammava Aalariyam
Amme Bhagavathi
Irupatham Noottand
Moonnam Mura
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