Azhagi (TV series)

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Azhagi
அழகி
Beautiful woman
Azhagi cast.jpg
Logo of Azhagi
Genre Tamil soap opera
Drama
Directed by V.C Ravi (1-502)
A. Jawahar (503-595)
E.Vikramadhithan
M.Iniyan Dinesh
Starring Viji Chandrasekhar
Kamal Deep
Soniya
Ilavarasan
Madhumitha
Theme music composer Kiran
Opening theme "Poovum Azhage"
Haricharan (Vocal)
Yugabharathi (Lyrics)
Country of origin Tamil Nadu
Original language(s) Tamil
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 1,101
Production
Location(s) Tamil Nadu
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time approx. 20-22 minutes per episode
Production company(s) Vikatan Televistas Pvt Ltd
Release
Original network Sun TV
Original release 10 October 2011 (2011-10-10) – 4 March 2016 (2016-03-04)
Chronology
Followed by EMI-Thavanai Murai Vazhkai
Related shows Amma (Telugu language)
Amma Manasam (Malayalam language)

Azhagi (Tamil: அழகி) is a Tamil soap opera that aired Monday through Friday on Sun TV from 10 October 2011 to 4 March 2016 at 10:30PM IST for 1101 episodes.[1][2] It had been receiving the highest ratings of Tamil serials and received high praising from viewers.

The show starred Viji Chandrasekhar, Kamal Deep, Soniya and Ilavarasan among others. It was produced by Vikatan Televistas Pvt Ltd and director by V.C Ravi, A. Jawahar, E. Vikramadhithan and M.Iniyan Dinesh.[3]

The series has been remade into Telugu language as Amma broadcast on Gemini TV, and Malayalam language as Amma Manasam broadcast on Surya TV.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Azhagi is the story of Sundari (Viji Chandrasekhar). a 40-year-old widow, who has struggled for the last 20 years with the sole aim of bringing up her children all by herself. The story underscores how these vulnerable yet resilient widow battles the hardships life throws at her.

Cast[edit]

  • Viji Chandrasekhar[4] as Sundari Kathiravan - lead and Protagonist
  • Kamal Deep as Natraj Kathiravan (Kathiravan and Sundari's son)
  • Soniya as Divya Natraj (Natraj's wife/ Sundari's daughter-in-law and Chandra's daughter)
  • Sulakshana/ Surekha as Chandra (Divya and Nimmi's Mother)
  • Shalu Kurian/ Kutty Pooja/ Dhesikha as Niraimathi (Mathi) (Sundari and Kathiravan's oldest daughter and Somu's ex-wife and Babu's wife)
  • Arun Kumar Rajan/ J.Durai Raj as Somusundaram (Somu) (Sundari's ex-son-in-law/ Panchali's Son and Mathi's ex-husband)
  • Sujatha as Panchali (Somu's Mother)
  • Radha as Surya Kathiravan (Sundari and Kathiravan's younger daughter and Marisamy's wife )
  • Nanjil Nalini as Jegathambal (Sundari's mother-in-law and Kathiravan and Durai's mother )
  • Ilavarasan/ Sridhar as Durai (Kathiravan's brother and Sundari's brother-in-law and Vasantha's husband)
  • Nagalakshmi as Vasantha Durai (Durai's wife)
  • Ashwin as Sanjay Durai (Durai and Vasantha's son)
  • Vineetha as Nithya Durai/ Nithya Babu (Durai's daughter and Babu's ex-wife)
  • Vincent Roy as Kalithirthan
  • Ganesh Gopinath/Iyyappan Unni as Babu Kalithirthan (Kalitheerthan's son and Nithya's ex-husband and Mathi's husband)
  • Harikrishnan as Shyam (Natraj Kathiravan's best friend/Kalithirthan's son in-law)
  • Srividya as Nimmi Prabhu (Divya's sister and Chandra's daughter)
  • Jaheer Hassain as Prabhu (Divya's brother in-law/Chandra's son in-law/Nimmi's husband)
  • Madhumitha as Chitra

Original soundtrack[edit]

Title song[edit]

It was written by famous lyricist Yugabharathi, composed by the famous music director Kiran. It was sung by Haricharan with the right feel which touched people.

Soundtrack[edit]

Tracklist
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Poovum Azhage" Yugabharathi Haricharan 4:22

Production[edit]

The series was directed by V.C Ravi (1-502), A. Jawahar (503-595) E.Vikramadhithan and M.Iniyan Dinesh. It was produced by Vikatan Televistas Pvt Ltd, along with the production crew of 2001-2015 Sun TV Serials Alaigal, Kolangal, Thendral, Thirumathi Selvam.

Remade[edit]

The series has been remade into Telugu language as Amma broadcast on Gemini TV and Malayalam language as Amma Manasam broadcast on Surya TV.

Country Language Channel Show Name Aired (Date)
India India Telugu language Gemini TV Amma 17 March 2014 - 14 August 2014
Malayalam language Surya TV Amma Manasam 16 June 2014 - 26 December 2014

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Role Result
2012 Sun Kudumbam Awards Best Mother Awards Viji Chandrasekhar Sundari Won
2014 Sun Kudumbam Awards Best Mother Awards Viji Chandrasekhar Sundari Won
Best Father Vincent Raj Kalithirthan Nominated
Best Comedian-Female Sujatha Panjali Nominated

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