CHITRALAYA GOPU - IYENGAR
Chithralaya Gopu, who gave Tamil cinema evergreen comedies such as Kadhalikka Neramillai , Galatta Kalyanam and Utharavindri Ullae Va .
I've scripted sentimental stories such as Moondru Deivangal andShanthi Nilayam. Even Athaiya Maamiya, a movie directed by me, was laced with sentiment. When I went to the then Paragon Theatre to get the feedback, I heard a voice from the crowd saying,
“Why is Gopu trying to make us cry when we have come to laugh?” That was when I decided to stick to comedy. Moreover, those days there was a huge demand for comedy writers and I was branded one.
have done a variety of films, including Paatti Sollai Thattathe and Vasanthi. I have also written for serials and continue to do so when producers approach me. I am still dying to write comic subjects, but on my own terms. I feel too many cooks spoil the broth.
In my days, I enjoyed utmost freedom as a script-writer, which is not there now. I was fortunate to direct most of my own scripts and director Sridhar too did not interfere with my comic dialogues.