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|Genre||Tamil soap opera
|Written by||Francis Kathiravan|
|Directed by||Praveen Bennett
|Country of origin||Tamil Nadu|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||1,392 (as of March 14, 2017)|
|Producer(s)||R. Venkatesh Babu
Syed Anwar Ahmed
|Running time||approx. 20-22 minutes per episode|
|Production company(s)||Global Villagers
|Original network||STAR Vijay|
|Picture format||576i (SD)
|Original release||7 November 2011– present|
Saravanan Meenatchi is an Indian Tamil-language soap opera that airs on STAR Vijay. The show premiered on 7 November 2011. It airs Monday to Saturday at 8.30PM IST. The serial is directed by Azhagar, and the story, screenplay and dialogues are by Francis Kathiravan. The series completed its 1000th episode on 18 September 2015. The show was remade in Telugu as "Raja Rani", which aired on MAA TV and "Just Maath Maathalli" on Star Suvarna
The story revolves around Saravanan and Meenatchi — who are poles apart in terms of personality, background, attitudes towards life, etc. Saravanan is a Chennai-based Radio Jockey from an affluent family. Meenatchi is a small-town girl from Thirunelveli, working as a teacher in a small school. The story begins as the two families meet for a marriage proposal between the two, but things go wrong and the wedding does not happen. However, Saravanan and Meenatchi find themselves falling in love with each other.
The season 2 begins with Shakthi Saravanan son of Saravanan and Meenatchi comes to India from Canada to find a bride like his Mom. He comes to the Village Kallidaikurichi in Tirunelveli where his maternal uncle Tamizh and family live. Shakthi Saravanan disguises himself and lives in Tamizh's house where he meets Tamizh's daughter Thanga Meenatchi and falls for her. After all oppositions from Tamizh ultimately she too falls for Shakthi Saravanan. However Tamizh's nephew Saravana Perumal also heartily loves Thanga Meenatchi. But Tamizh disagrees with Thanga Meenatchi and Sakthi Saravanan's love. He decides to marry his daughter Thanga Meenatchi to his other sister Sudha's son Saravana Perumal a.k.a. Vettaiyan. Shakthi Saravanan promises to save her from the wedding, Vettaiyan promises not to marry her if Saravanan comes but he doesn't show up and they eventually get married. Throughout their marriage life, Meenatchi plots against Vettaiyan several times. Vettaiyan does a lot of things to impress Meenatchi. She meets a guy at her college named Inba who promises to take her to Canada to meet Saravanan. His real intention is to kidnap her and rape her. Vettaiyan saves Meenatchi from Inba and his gang. Vettaiyan promises to Meenatchi that he will take Meenatchi to Canada and unite her with Saravanan. They get really close and Meenatchi starts developing feelings for Vettaiyan without realizing it. A lot of problems happen and Vettaiyan tests Meenatchi by asking for her nuptial chain back and she says no proving that she has feelings for Vettaiyan.Tamizh yet somehow persuades Meenatchi to give back the nuptial chain. When Soundaraya and Meenatchi were on their way to the temple to break all ties with Vettaiyan, they meet with an accident and Meenatchi loses her memory. Meenatchi meets Vettaiyan and starts developing feelings for him not remembering Shakthi Saravanan. Vettaiyan and Meenatchi start dating and Vettaiyan hides the truth about Saravanan from Meenatchi. They eventually get married and Meenatchi knew the truth all along.
On July 18, 2016 Season 3 premiered.
The lead pair in season 1 it was Mirchi Senthil and Sreeja Chandran. The name of the serial is derived from the names of the characters of the serial 'Madurai' starring the same lead pair. The serial is directed by Azhagar, and the story, screenplay and dialogues are by Francis Kathiravan. The series completed its 1000th episode on 18 September 2015.
The program was awarded 'Best Serial', 'Best Male Actor', 'Best Female Actor', 'Best Director' and 'Best Character Actor' at the 43rd annual awards function organized by Mylapore Academy.
Season two was also awarded 'Best Male Actor' to Kavin Raj 'Best Female Actor' to Rachitha 'Best Comedian' to Nandhini 'Best Director' to praveen Bennett' and 'Best Serial' at Vijay Television Awards 2015.
- Mirchi Senthil as Saravanan
- Sreeja Chandran as Meenatchi
- Stalin as Thamizhselvan
- Ramya Shankar as Soundarya
- Rajasekar as Rajasekar
- Kuyili as Sharadha
- Y. V. Subramaniam as Vaidhyanathan
- Viji Kannan aa Meenatchi's mother
- S. N. Lakshmi as Meenatchi's Grandmother
- Margaret Divya as Yamini
- Suchithra/Shwetha as Sudha
- Sathya Sai/Shamily Sukumar as Ramya
- Susan George as Malliga
- Sangeetha as Amudha
- Rajkumar as Subramani
- Kavin Raj as Murugan
- Manoj Kumar as Arjun
- Mirchi Shah as Shah
- Syed Anwar Ahmed as Aravind
- Kavin as Saravana Perumal a.k.a. Vettaiyan
- Rachitha Mahalakshmi as Thanga Meenatchi Saravana Perumal
- Karthik as pandi
- Irfan / Prem as Shakthi Saravanan
- Kuyili as Sharadha
- Rajasekar as Rajasekar
- Siddharth as Vaitheeswaran (Meenatchi`s brother)
- Nandini as Revathi a.k.a. Mynaa (Meenatchi`s best friend)
- Alagesh as Thamizh (Meenatchi`s dad, Vettaiyan`s maternal uncle)
- Deepa Nethran as Sudha (Vettaiyan`s mother, Thamizh`s younger sister)
- Lakshmi/ Sri Latha as Soundharya (Meenatchi`s mother, daughter of Rajasekar and Sharadha)
- Kumara Moorthi as Douglas (Vettaiyan`s best friend)
- Divya/Pavithra as Tulasi Vaitheeswaran/ Tulasi Anbarasu (Vaitheeswaran`s wife)
- V J Chitra as Kalayarasi (Vettaiyan`s friend)
- Franklin as Azhagesan, Broker called as Bro
- Raghavan as Arunachalam
- Priya as Priya
- Inba as Inba
- Shyam as Gautham
- Rajasekar as Rajasekar, Saravanan's grandfather
- Lakshmi as Lakshmi, Meenatchi's mother( main villian)
- G Gnanasambandan as Marudupandi, Meenatchi's father
- Britto mano as Rathanavel Pandian / Randy Meenatchi's younger brother
- Senthikumari as Deivanai, Saravanan's mother
- Samantha as Sathyavathi "Sathya", Saravanan's elder sister
- Pavithra as Raji, Saravanan's younger sister
- Sankarapandi as Saravanan's elder brother
- Ravi as Veluchamy Saravanan's father
- Kumara Moorthi as Kuruvilla, Saravanan's friend
- Tom Frank as Nadhamani, Saravanan's friend
- Gayathri Yuvraj as Muthazhagu, Saravanan's cousin
- Anbarasan as Meenatchi's uncle( main cultprit)
- Krishna as Arun Meenatchi 's cousin.( idolt)
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