Roja (TV series)

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Roja
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GenreSoap opera
Written bySaregama Story Crew
Story
Vasubharathy
Dialogues
Selvam Subbhaiya
Guru Sampath Kumar
Screenplay bySelvam Subbaiya
Bombay Chanakya
S.Sekkizhar
V.Padmavathy
Directed by
  • Dhanush (Episodes 1-48)
  • V. Sadhasivam (Episode 49-Present)
Creative director(s)Prince Immanuels
Starring
  • Sibbu Suryan
  • Priyanka Nalkari
  • Shamilli Sukumari
  • Raani
Theme music composerRavi Raghav
Opening theme" Kavithai Polai Vandhale Roja "
M. M. Manasi (Vocals)
Arun Bharathi (Lyrics)
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Tamil
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes400 as of 8th August 2019
Production
Production location(s)Chennai
CinematographyR.V.Parthiba Krishnan
Editor(s)K. Shankar
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeapprox. 20-25 minutes per episode
Production company(s)Saregama
Release
Original networkSun TV HD
Original release9 April 2018 (2018-04-09) –
Present
External links
Production website

Roja (English: Rose Flower) is a 2018 Tamil language family soap opera which is directed by V. Sadashivam starring Sibbu Suryan and Priyanka Nalkari in lead roles and Shamili Sukumar in pivotal role. It started airing on Sun TV from 9 April 2018.[1] [2][3]

Synopsis[edit]

Roja (Priyanka) is a girl who loses her parents and is raised in an orphanage. She later meets her father (Rajesh) without knowing his identity and when her life becomes critical she will need his help. Later Roja gets married to renowned Lawyer Arjun (Sibbu Suryan) on a contractual basis for one year and they pretend to be a happy couple in front of his family.

Arjun receives Roja's consent to dissolve the marriage after exactly one year by getting signatures in the divorce agreement. Roja accepts this agreement so that Arjun could become involved in a case related to her foster father. Arjun dislikes love and marriage (due to his traumatic past involving his friend Venu's demise), but indulges in the contractual marriage to save himself from the arranged marriage by his parents. Initially Arjun's family, except his mother and siblings, dislike Roja and try to separate them, but in vain. But soon, everyone accepts Roja except Arjun's grandmother, aunt and uncle. At one point Arjun realises he is in love with Roja and tries to make her realise his love for her.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Sibbu Suryan as Arjun Prathap. He is a criminal lawyer and loves Roja.(Male lead)
  • Priyanka Nalkari as Roja Arjun / Anu Arjun. She is kind hearted and loves Arjun.(female lead)
  • Shamili Sukumar as Priya, fake Anu and main antagonist. She hates Roja and tries to either kill her or spoil her life

Supporting Cast[edit]

  • Sowmya Sharada as Saakshi Maruthanayagam
  • Rajesh[4] as Tiger Manickam (Roja's Biological Father and a famous Criminal lawyer)
  • Gayathri Shastry as Kalpana Prathap (Arjun, Ashwin and Deepa's mother)
  • Vadivukkarasi as Annapoorani Vijayakumar (Pratap, Shenbagam and Yashodha's mother, Arjun, Ashwin, Deepa, Roja, Kaushik and Malar's grand mother)
  • Venkat Renganathan as Ashwin Prathap (Arjun's younger brother)
  • "Eeramana Rojave" Shiva as Prathap (Arjun, Ashwin and Deepa's father)
  • K. Natraj as Shanthamurthy (Roja's foster father and orphanage caretaker)
  • Sumathi Sri as Sumathi
  • Ramya Shankar as Yashodha Balachandran (Arjun, Ashwin, Deepa and Roja's aunt, Kaushik and Malar's mother)
  • Dev Anand Sharma as Balachandran (Yashodha's husband, Arjun, Ashwin, Deepa and Roja's uncle, Kaushik and Malar's father)
  • Dubbing Janaki as Baalu's mother, (Kaushik and Malar's grandmother)
  • S. V. S. Kumar as Baalu's father, (Kaushik and Malar's grandfather)
  • Akhila Ramanamoorthy as Deepa Prathap (Arjun's younger sister)
  • Hussain A. K. as Navaneetha Krishnan (Naveen, Arjun's assistant)
  • Sowmiya Ravindran as Shwetha (Roja's friend and housemate)
  • Smriti Kashyap as Pooja (Ashwin's love interest)
  • Kavithalaya Krishnan as Purushotthaman (Pooja's Father)
  • Shanthi Anand as Prema Purushotthaman (Pooja's Mother)
  • --- as Bujji. Pooja's brother
  • Girish as Sethu ("Tiger" Manickam's brother)
  • Rekha Suresh as Theivanai Sethu (Sethu's wife)
  • Rani as Inspector Chandrakanta

Former Cast[edit]

  • Neshaanth as Santosh
  • Manoharan Krishnan as Maruthanayagam
  • Sasindhar Pushpalingam as "Bhaiya" Ganesh
  • Surjith Ansary as Rajesh
  • Sathish Kumar as Shiva
  • Shwetha as Lakshmi
  • Vanitha Hariharan as Ponni
  • Monika as Mallika
  • Saif as Chinnathambi

Cameo Appearances[edit]

  • Dr. Sharmila as Shenbagam Manickam (Roja’s mother)
  • Nadhiya as herself
  • Ujjayinee Roy as Chamundeshwari
  • Rani as Indrasena
  • Anuradha Krishnamoorthy as Judge Sivagami

Original soundtrack[edit]

Title song[edit]

It was written by lyricist Arun Bharathi, composed by the music director X.Paulraj, and sung by M. M. Manasi.

Soundtrack[edit]

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1.""Kavithai Polai Vandhale Roja "
"கவிதை போல வந்தாள் ரோஜா""
Arun BharathiM. M. Manasi2:00

Remake[edit]

The series has been remade in Kannada language as Sevanthi broadcast on Udaya TV from 25 February 2019 and Telugu language with the same name (Roja) broadcast from 11 March 2019 on Gemini TV. [5]

Language Title Network(s) Airing history
Kannada Sevanthi Udaya TV 25 February 2019 – present
Telugu Roja Gemini TV 11 March 2019 – present

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Role Result
2018 Sun Kudumbam Awards 2018 Best Emerging Couple Sibbu Suryan & Priyanka Nalkari Arjun & Roja Won

Crossover Episodes[edit]

  • From 13 May 2019 - 18 May 2019 in Episodes 325 - 330 Roja had a crossover with Lakshmi Stores.[6]

International broadcast[edit]

The series was released on 9 April 2018 on Sun TV and also airs on Sun TV HD. The show was also broadcast internationally on Channel's international distribution. It airs in Sri Lanka, South East Asia, Middle East, United States, Canada, Europe, Oceania, South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa on Sun TV.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roja serial Time Slot". timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  2. ^ "Roja Serial on Sun TV" (in Tamil). Saregama.
  3. ^ "Roja New serial Telecast on Sun TV". www.sunnetwork.in.
  4. ^ "மீண்டும் சின்னத்திரைக்கு வந்தார் ராஜேஷ்" (in Tamil). cinema.dinamalar.com. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Roja serial Telugu Remake info". timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  6. ^ "Roja and Lakshmi stores families depart as sangamam coming to end". Oneindia.
  7. ^ "With Sun NXT, Sun TV Network steps foot in the burgeoning digital streaming space of India". thetechportal.com 16 October 2018.

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