Thendral

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Thendral
தென்றல்
Thendral.jpeg
Logo of Thendral
Genre
Written by Story: Vikatan Story Team
Screenplay: Guru. Sampathkumar
C. U. Muthuselvan
Dialogues: Ezhilvaradhan
Directed by S. Kumaran
Starring
Theme music composer Kiran
Opening theme "Poradave" with vocals by Karthik and lyrics by Yugabharathi
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Tamil
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 1,340
Production
Producer(s) Vikatan Televistas Pvt Ltd
Location(s) Chennai
Cinematography S. T. Martz
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time Approx. 20 minutes
Production company(s) Vikatan Televistas Pvt Ltd
Release
Original network Sun TV
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 7 December 2009 – 17 January 2015

Thendral is an Indian Tamil-language soap opera that aired Monday through Friday on Sun TV from 7 December 2009 to 17 January 2015at 9:00PM IST for 1340 episodes.

The show starred Shruthi Raj, Deepak Dinkar and Hemalatha in the lead roles and revolves around a girl's struggle in a middle-class family, focusing on the importance of women's' education. It was produced by Vikatan Televistas Pvt Ltd and directed by S. Kumaran.[1] The Indian newspaper Business Standard describes it as the "first youthful prime time daily soap in Tamil".[2][3] The serial and had the highest Television Rating Point for Tamil serials.[4] Thendral has been highly acclaimed and has won many awards.[5][6][7]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Hemalatha as Deepa Prabhakar [9]
  • Suzane George/ Kavyavarshini as Kalyani Mohan
  • Subhalekha Sudhakar as Muthumanikkam [10]
  • Sadhana as Padma Muthumanikkam
  • Ayyappan as Mohan Muthumanikkam
  • Adams as Prabhakar Laxman
  • Sujitha "Suji"/Sathya Sai as Pavithra Muthumaikkam
  • Sujatha Panju as Indira
  • S. N. Lakshmi as Paati
  • Antony Raj as Puviarasu
  • Lakshmi/Bhavya Kala as Sudha Pooviarasu
  • Hema as Hema
  • Egavalli as Amirtha Varadharajan, Deepa's first younger sister
  • Kiran Mai as Banu Varadharajan, Deepa's second younger sister
  • Swetha as Revathy Saravana Kumar, Kalyani's first younger sister
  • Preethi Menon Dayana as Malathy, Kalyani's second younger sister
  • Yuvarani as Thirupura Sundhari Laxman
  • Premi as Kalyani's mother
  • Aishwarya Sivachandran/ Sudha Chandran as Bhuvana Laxman [11]
  • Shanthi Williams/ K. S. Jayalakshmi as Rukkumani, Tamizh's mother
  • A. C. Murali Mohan as Laxman
  • Srividya as Charulatha Veera Raghavan
  • Neelima Rani/ Shalu Kurian/ Bhagyalakshmi as Lavanya Nithish
  • Shyam Sundar as Nithish Giriprakash
  • Giridhar Thirumalachary as Giriprakash
  • Viji Kannan as nithish's mother
  • Madhu Mohan as Veera Raghavan
  • Devi Krupa as Shyamala (Bujimaa)
  • Shyaam as Anand (Bujipaa)
  • Raja as Kanagasabai "Kanagu"
  • Sundar as Joseph
  • Akhila as Roja Kanagasabai
  • Rajasekhar as Varatharajan
  • Gayathri as Nila
  • Veena Nair as Maya
  • Mohana Priya as Gayathri
  • Nizhalgal Ravi as Velayudham
  • Shamily Sukumar as Suchi
  • Iswarya Menon as Shruthi
  • Swaminathan as Venkatachalam
  • K. R. Vatsala as Thilaga
  • Kovai Anuradha as Anand's father
  • Mumtaz Pakoda Kader as Anand's mother
  • Vijay Anand as Gautham
  • C. N. Ravi Shankar as Kalyani's fiance
  • Ilavarasan/Bhanuprakash as Vishwa
  • Sakthivel as Venkatraj
  • Chithra as Shyamala's sister-in-law
  • Thalapathy Dinesh as Shyamala's brother
  • Suhasini as Shyamala's sister/cousin
  • Udumalai Ravi as Velayudham's assistant
  • Baby Kavitha as Pooja
  • Shereen Taha as Sakshi
  • Sri Latha as Seetha, Sakshi's mother
  • R. Raveendran "R. Ravi"/(Jeeva Ravi) as Sakshi's father
  • Vishwam as Minister
  • Vinod as Sathyamoorthy "Sathya"
  • Mullai as Namachivayam "Namachi"/Gowri's husband
  • Nilani as Gowri
  • Ashwanth Thilak as Avinash
  • Sharmila Thapa as Tejeswari "Teju" (Kanaga)
  • Robo Chandru as Azhagam Perumal
  • Meesai Rajendran as Dharman
  • Baboos as Sub Inspector
  • Andrew Jesudoss as Venkatesh
  • Rajkumar as Ganeshapandian "G. P."
  • Annadurai Kannadasan as Assistant Commissioner
  • Jhayasundari as Assistant Commissioner's wife
  • Gokul as Assistant Commissioner's son
  • Mithun Raj as Vetri
  • Babu Bilal "Bobby" as Shyam
  • Prasad as Keshav Prasad "Keshav"

Soundtrack[edit]

Title song[edit]

It was written by famous lyricist Yugabharathi, composed by the famous music director Kiran. It was sung by Karthik with the right feel which touched people.

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Poradave
போராடவே"
Yugabharathi Karthik 4:04
2. "Kotti Chellum
கொட்டி செல்லும்"
Yugabharathi   2:00
3. "Vazhkai Koduthavane
வாழ்க்கை கொடுத்தவன்"
Yugabharathi   1:04
4. "Naan Ange
நான் அங்கே"
Yugabharathi   1:03
5. "Poongatre
பூங்காற்றே"
Yugabharathi   1:25
6. "Ganakkum Idhayathile
கணக்கும் இதயத்திலே"
Yugabharathi   1:36
7. "Malligai Pandhal
மல்லிகை பந்தல்"
Yugabharathi   12:12

Awards & Honours[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2010 Vikatan Awards Best Mega Serial Thendral Won
2011 Mylapore Academy Awards[12][13][14][15] Best Production House Vikatan Televistas Won
Best Actor Deepak Dinkar Won
Best Actress Award Shruthi Raj Won
Best Character Actor Subhalekha Sudhakar Won
Best Actor in a Negative Role Nizhalgal Ravi Won
Best Actress in a Negative Role Shanti Williams Won
Best Music Director Kiran Won
2012 Sun Kudumbam Awards[16] Sun Kudumabm Best Jodi Award Deepak Dinkar & Shruthi Raj Won
Sun Kudumbam Best Director Award S. Kumaran Won
Sun Kudumbam Best Serial Award Thendral Nominated
Sun Kudumbam Best Actor Award Deepak Dinkar Nominated
Sun Kudumbam Best Actress Award Shruthi Raj Nominated
Sun Kudumbam Best Comedian Award Male Shyam Sundar Nominated
Sun Kudumbam Best Supporting Actress Award Hemalatha Nominated
Sun Kudumbam Best Screenwriter Award C. U. Muthuselvan Nominated
2014 Mylapore Academy Awards Best Serial Thendral Won
Sun Kudumbam Awards Sun Kudumbam Best Actor Award Deepak Dinkar Won
Sun Kudumbam Devathaigal Award Shruthi Raj Won
Sun Kudumbam Best Jodi Award Deepak Dinkar & Shruthi Raj Won
Sun Kudumbam Best Dialogue Writer Award Ezhilvaradhan Won
Sun Kudumbam Best Actress Award Shruthi Raj Nominated
Sun Kudumbam Best Supporting Actress Award Hemalatha Nominated

Remake[edit]

The series has been remade into in Telugu language as Sravani Subramanyam broadcast on Gemini TV, Malayalam language as Illam Thennal Pole broadcast on Surya TV and Kannada language as Thangaali broadcast on Udaya TV.

Country Language Channel Show Name Aired (Date)
India India Malayalam language Surya TV Illam Thennal Pole
Telugu language Gemini TV Sravani Subramanyam
Kannada language Udaya TV Thangaali

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thendral video goes viral on Youtube, watch video". India Today. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Vanita Kohli-Khandekar (6 February 2012). "From content shop to media major". Business Standard. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Gupta, Rinku (11 May 2011). "Young, bold and daring: Srividya". Indian Express. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "TV production houses scale Rs 30-cr peak". Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. Business Standard. 26 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Drama awards". The Hindu. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "பிரமாண்டமான முறையில் நடந்த சன் குடும்பம் விருதுகள் வழங்கும் விழா". Dinakaran. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Director KB honoured". Ibnlive.com. 21 August 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Deepak rooting for Chennai". Nandita Ravi. The Times of India. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "நடிப்பு என் ரத்தத்தோடு கலந்துவிட்டது: "தென்றல்' தீபா". Tamil. tamil.filmibeat.com. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Murthy, Neeraja (22 September 2013). "Versatility is his forte". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Aishwariyaa: Laughing all the way to fame". V Lakshmi. The Times of India. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  12. ^ https://kvivekshankar.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/mylapore-academy-tv-serial-awards-2010/
  13. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJow3cl9GiA
  14. ^ "Drama awards". The Hindu. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  15. ^ http://www.ibnlive.com/news/india/director-kb-honoured-393846.html
  16. ^ "பிரமாண்டமான முறையில் நடந்த சன் குடும்பம் விருதுகள் வழங்கும் விழா". Dinakaran. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 

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