Thekkathi Ponnu

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Thekkathi Ponnu
Thekkuthi Ponnu Serial.png
Tamilதெக்கத்தி பொண்ணு
GenreSoap opera
Written byDialogue
Kavingnar Thenmozhi Das
Screenplay byRathnakumar
Directed byBharathiraja
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Opening theme"Thekkathi Ponnu"
Country of originIndia
Original languageTamil
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes750 [1]
ProducerP. Jayaraj
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeapprox. 20-22 minutes per episode
Production companyManoj Creations
Original networkKalaignar TV
Original release14 April 2008 (2008-04-14) –
20 September 2011 (2011-09-20)

Thekkathi Ponnu (Tamil: தெக்கத்தி பொண்ணு) is a 2008 Tamil soap opera that aired on Kalaignar TV.[2] The show premiered on 14 April 2008 and aired Monday through Friday at 8:30PM IST. The show starred Napoleon, Ranjitha, Swarnamalya, Chandrasekhar and Bhuvaneswari.[3][4][5]

The show was directed by Bharathiraja and it marked his television debut as director. It was produced by P. Jayaraj under Manoj Creations. It had been receiving the highest ratings of Tamil serials and received high praising from viewers. The show last aired on 20 September 2011 and ended with 750 episodes.


The story of three villages, three families and three generations. And the generations-long conflict between the families of Napoleon and Chandrasekhar. Another aspect of the story is to portray village girls and how they possess gender equality without having to fight for it the way girls in towns and cities have to. The serial would like to show how, in work and relationships and family, women in villages seem to share more equally in villages.


Main cast
Supporting cast
  • Devipriya
  • Vishali Muralitharan
  • Stalin
  • Sankarapandiyan
  • Senpagam
  • Geetha
  • Deni Mrugan
  • Sridar
  • Shivan
  • Kanga
  • Gayathri Sri
  • Sathyapama
  • P.Sellakkannan
  • M.N Paalu
  • Vairamala
  • Dhanya
  • Saraya
  • Markpiya
  • Rajesh
  • Manokaran
  • Dhinesh

Airing history[edit]

The show started airing on Kalaignar TV on 14 April 2008. It aired on Monday to Friday 8:30PM IST. Later its timing changed to Monday to Thursday at 8:30PM IST.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2009 Mylapore Academy Awards [6] Best Director Bharathiraja Won
Cinematographer Pattukottai Ramesh Won
Best Series Thekkathi Ponnu Won

International broadcasts[edit]

The Series was released on 14 April 2008 on Kalaignar TV. The Show was also broadcast internationally on Channel's international distribution. It airs in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, South East Asia, Middle East, Oceania, South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa on Kalaignar TV and also aired in United States, Canada, Europe on Kalaignar Ayngaran TV.

Country Network Time
Malaysia Malaysia Astro Kalaignar TV Monday-Friday
Singapore Singapore Astro Kalaignar TV Monday-Friday
United Kingdom United Kingdom Ayngaran TV
Kalaignar TV


  1. ^ "Thekkathi Ponnu new Serial 500th Day".
  2. ^ "Thekkathi Ponnu new Serial on Kalaignar TV".
  3. ^ "Thekkathi Ponnu gallery".
  4. ^ "Karunanidhi Thekkathi Ponnu 500th Day".
  5. ^ "Bharathoraja Next serial Appanum Athalum".
  6. ^ "Vijay TV Awards 2017 on May 6".

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