Jawar Sitaraman or also known as Javar Seetharaman is an Indian film writer, screenwriter, director, and also an actor. He was born in Tiruchirappalli, Madras Presidency in India. He was a lawyer by profession but shifted to films after joining the Gemini Studios. He had written several script and dialogues for many Tamil and Hindi films including Andha Naal (1954), Aadi Perukku (1962), Ramu (1966), Suraj (1966), Do Kaliyaan (1968), Aadmi (1968), and much more.
He also wrote the story of the 1962 Bollywood film, Main Chup Rahungi, where he earned a Filmfare nomination for Best Story Award. This flick was the remake of
Kalathur Kannamma, a very popular Tamil film which had
Gemini Ganesan, Savithri and
Kamal Haasan (Kamal Haasan debuted with this film) taking pivotal roles. The film was very much appreciated by audiences and critics and Kamal Haasan made a strong debut as a child artiste with this film.
In 1969, he directed the Hindi film, Paisa Ya Pyaar, which stars
Mala Sinha, Biswajeet, Tanuja, and Shahikala. Jawar also acted in few Tamil films including Andha Naal (1954), Ezhai Padum Padu (1950) etc. Ezhai Padum Paadu was adapted from the novel
Les Miserables written by Victor Hugo. Andha Naal is another feather in his cap and he had written the dialogues and screenplay for it. It is a mystery thriller starring
Sivaji Ganesan and the film had no songs and dance. He was doing a good work in cinema till 1970.
One interesting fact about the actor is that he got the prefix Jawar or Javert due to his essaying of Javert in the 1950 Tamil flick Ezhai Padum Padu.He also essayed the role of Major Bannarman in the well-received flick
Veerapandiya Kattabomman starring Sivaji Ganesan. He had also written stories for magazines.