Photo of Thekkathi Ponnu
|Genre||Tamil soap opera |
|Written by||Dialogue |
|Directed by||P. Bharathiraja|
|Theme music composer||Ilaiyaraaja (Title Song)|
Devendran (Background Score)
|Opening theme||"Thekkathi Ponnu"|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||750 |
|Production location(s)||Tamil Nadu|
|Running time||approx. 20-22 minutes per episode|
|Production company(s)||Manoj Creations|
|Original network||Kalaignar TV|
|Original release||14 April 2008 –|
20 September 2011
|Preceded by||Attam Pattam|
|Followed by||Appanum Athalum|
Thekkathi Ponnu (Tamil: தெக்கத்தி பொண்ணு) is a 2008-2011 Tamil soap opera that aired on Kalaignar TV. 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 in lead roles.
The show was directed by P. 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
- Vishali Muralitharan
- Deni Mrugan
- Gayathri Sri
- M.N Paalu
Awards and nominations
|2009||Mylapore Academy Awards ||Best Director||P. Bharathiraja||Won|
|Best Series||Thekkathi Ponnu||Won|
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.
|Malaysia||Astro Kalaignar TV||Monday-Friday |
|Singapore||Astro Kalaignar TV||Monday-Friday |
|United Kingdom||Ayngaran TV
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