Hrudaya Haadithu (Kannada: ಹೃದಯ ಹಾಡಿತು) is a 1991 Indian Kannada romantic drama film directed by M. S. Rajashekar and produced by S. A. Srinivas & B. P. Somu. The story is influenced by the novel Himada Hoovu written by Vamshi. The film features Ambareesh, Bhavya and Malashri in the lead roles. The film was widely appreciated for its songs and lead actors performances upon release. Malashri won a Filmfare Award for her portrayal as a heart patient in the film.
The songs tuned by Upendra Kumar were huge hits and he won Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director. Actor Rajkumar sang a song that went viral and considered evergreen song.
The lead actor of the movie was initially supposed to be Shiva Rajkumar. However, once the script was over, Parvathamma Rajkumar felt that Ambareesh would be a more opt choice and thus was made the protagonist.
Ambareesh as Dr. Prasad, a heart surgeon
Bhavya as Dr. Abhilasha
Malashri as Asha, a heart patient
K. S. Ashwath
Sundar Krishna Urs
M. S. Umesh
M. S. L. Murthy
The music of the film was composed by Upendra Kumar with lyrics by Chi. Udaya Shankar. The songs "Naliyuthaa" and title song "Kannalli Jyothi" were received extremely well.