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|Written by||K.K Sudhakaran|
|Directed by||Kurup Mararikulam|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||643|
|Production company(s)||Sandra Communications|
Originally Aired: |
6 October 2008 - March 2011
21 March 2016 – Present
Parijatham (TV series) |
Paarijatham (English: Night Flowering Jasmine) was a popular Malayalam soap opera which was broadcast on Asianet from 6 October 2008 on Monday to fridays at 7:30 P.M IST replacing the first season of Hello kuttichathan series by Baiju Devaraj.
The serial was a major success in Malayalam television and It completed over 500 episodes. This was a next installation by Sandra Communications after the success of Ente Manasaputhri in the same channel. Popular Malayalam Tv Actress Rasna made her debut through this serial which had Arun ghosh and South Indian actress Aishwarya in the lead roles.
The show relaunched on Asianet Plus on 21 March 2016, featuring its past episodes.
The story revolves around an identical twin sisters, Aruna and Seema, who are poles apart. They come from a middle-class family. Aruna is shy, simple, down to earth and soft spoken girl, whereas Seema is bold, daring, modern and outgoing. Seema is more educated than Aruna. Aruna dreams of a simple married life with a loving husband, but Seema wants an extremely rich husband who can provide her a luxurious life with all riches.
Jayapal is the son of a business magnate, Gangadhar, and is heir to millions. Jayapal is an arrogant, spoilt brat and Casanova who loves to spend time with women. Aruna works at a telephone booth in the town, while Seema is unemployed and enjoys life. Seema likes Jayapal because he is wealthy. But, Jayapal falls in love with Aruna. He does not know that Seema and Aruna are twins.
Jayapal proposes to Aruna and they decide to marry. But, Jayapal's stepmother, Lalitha Bhai, poisons Jayapal's mind against Aruna and stops him from marrying her. Meanwhile, Seema marries Mohanan, a friendly and nice man. Later, under dire circumstances, Jayapal and Aruna are forced to marry each other. Aruna still loves Jayapal but he hates her and has turned into a drunk womanizer again. Jayapal and Lalitha abuse and torture the meek Aruna. So, Seema disguises as Aruna and fights back. The story is about how Aruna wins back Jayapal's love and reforms him with the help of her sister Seema and father-in-law Gangadhara Menon.Lalitha Bai is thrown out of the house.
Later, Aruna and Jayapal have a son, Chandru. Seema and Mohanan have a daughter Haritha. Aruna and her son are arrogant because of their wealthy lifestyle but later reform. Lalitha Bai uses chandru to get back into JP's house.Then a series of plotting and melodrama begins again.She puts whole family in trouble by making chandru a spoil brat.After so many fights between seema and lalitha bai,seema wins at last.Lalitha Bai is suffering from cancer and is fighting death. In the climax, Lalitha Bhai becomes good but dies while Aruna gives birth to her second child.
- Lead roles
- Rasna as Seema mohan / Aruna jayapal
- Arun Ghosh as Jayapal
- Ravi Vallathol as Gangadhara Menon
- Aishwarya as Lalitha Bhai (Aunty amma)
- Supporting cast (Partial)
- Shaju as Mohan
- Srihari as Ayyappan
- Vijayakumari as Bharathi
- Ambika Mohan as Mohans mother
- Mahesh as Unnithan
- Maneesh Krishna as Balan
- Subash Menon as Soman
- Sree Lakshmi as Jolly
- Priya Mohan
- Prajusha as Susan
Asianet television awards 2011
- Best Serial
- Best Actor -Arun Ghosh
- Best Actress- Rasna
- Special jury award for Actor - Ravi
- Best Actress in a negative role- Aishwarya
- "Namma Ooru Samaiyal". www.thehindu.com.