Thirumathi Selvam

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Thirumathi Selvam
Thirumathi Selvam 2007-2013.jpg
Logo featuring the stars Sanjeev and Abitha
Tamil திருமதி செல்வம்
Genre Drama
Written by Ve. Ki. Amirtharaj
Screenplay by Ve. Ki. Amirtharaj
Si. Ila. Amalraj
Story by S.Kumaran
Directed by S. Kumaran
Starring Sanjeev
Abitha
Vadivukkarasi
Rindhya
Theme music composer D. Imman (Title Song)
Kiran (Background Score)
Opening theme "Sooriyanae Chandhiranae"
Shweta Mohan (Vocal)
Yugabharathi (Lyrics)
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Tamil
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 1360
Production
Producer(s) Vikatan Televistas
Location(s) Chennai
Cinematography S T Martz
Running time Approx. 16 minutes
Production company(s) Vikatan Televistas Pvt Ltd Chennai India
Release
Original network Sun TV
Original release 5 November 2007 – 22 March 2013
Chronology
Preceded by Avargal
Followed by Deivamagal[1]

Thirumathi Selvam is a 2007-2013 Tamil drama serial written and directed by S Kumaran and produced by Vikatan Televistas. It was premiered on 5 November 2007 and was aired Monday through Friday afternoons on Sun TV. It later shifted to prime time on 17 November 2008. The show had Sanjeev and Abitha playing the leading roles with Vadivukkarasi, Rindhya and others forming the supporting cast. The serial and had the highest Television Rating Point for Tamil serials.

Plot[edit]

The story is about Selvam (Sanjeev) who is a mechanic by profession. He decides not to get married because he works hard and yet struggles for the welfare of his family being the sole bread winner. He gives up his studies to educate his younger brother and sister. However, fate takes a turn when he falls in love with Archana (Abitha) after seeing her at a temple. For his marriage proposal, he has been compelled to tell a lie that he is a Mechanical Engineer. After the marriage, the truth comes to light and Archana begins to hate Selvam for concealing the fact that he isn't educated and is actually a mechanic. She initially refuses to live with him, but eventually understands Selvam's love for her and goodness in his character and decides to reconcile her relationship with him. In the course of time, Selvam is cheated by his step mother Bagyam(Gauthami) to whom he loses his house and the mechanic shed which he owned. With no place to go, the couple are forced to sleep in the platform from where they are rescued by Selvam's friend Siva.

Subsequently, the story moved around how the couple face the challenges in order to live happily and how they stayed together through thick and thin. Nandhinee(Angela White) one of Selvam’s friends helps him and Archana in their misery and helps to enhance their living standards. Selvam with his hardwork and moral support of Archana and Nandhinee's guidance grows to the status of Car Dealers Association Chairman. But eventually Nandhinee decides to separate Selvam and Archana to seek revenge on Archana's mother Sivagami(Vadivukkarasi) for doubting her relationship with Selvam and insulting her in front of her neighbours. She succeeds in separating Selvam from Archana by making Selvam go against Archana losing all his good morals which he cherished from his childhood and his love for Archana. At one point of time, Selvam comes to know the true colors of Nandhinee and her intention behind separating Archana from him for which he quarrels with Nandhinee and in the process Nandhinee dies by falling from the terrace. Selvam is accused of the death of Nandhinee and he is given a year imprisonment by the court. The story further dealt whether Selvam & Archana will unite again or not. After his return from prison, Selvam begs for forgiveness to Archana, but Archana with torn heart by being betrayed by Selvam could neither forgive him nor accept his reformation. The story ended giving an anti-climax making Selvam and Archana separated for rest of their life and Selvam losing all his wealth landing in platform worrying for his fate.

Cast[edit]

  • Sanjeev as Selvam
  • Abitha as Archana
  • Rindhya / Latha Rao/ Rindhya as Nandhini
  • Vadivukkarasi as Sivagami
  • Vizhuthugal Santhanam as Sivaraman
  • K. R. Vatsala / Gauthami as Bagyam
  • V C Jeyamani as Poongavanam
  • Peelisivam as Narayanan(Periyavar)
  • Birla Bose as Vinodh
  • Ragavi as Jayanthi
  • Kavi / Shivani as Kavya
  • Archana / Kavya arun as Priya
  • Deepak Dinkar as Cherry / Sorimuthu Ayyannar
  • Tinku / Dev Anand as Vasu
  • Aparna as Rani
  • Swapna as Revathy
  • Vijay Anand as Dheena
  • Priya as Sinthamani
  • Ceylon Manoharan as Rangarajan
  • Satish / Dinesh as Chezhiyan
  • Shravan as Dileepan
  • Ramachandran as Rajasekar
  • Vijay as Siva
  • Akila as Banu
  • Golden Suresh as Madhan Lal Seth
  • Kannan as Karunai Kumar
  • Sreedhar as Sekar
  • Baby Harini as Ramya

Awards and honours[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Role Result
2007 Mylopore Academy Award for Television [2] Best Actress Award Abitha Archana Won
2008 Vivel Chinnathirai Award [3] Best Actress Award (2nd Runner up) Abitha Archana Won
Best Actor Award Sanjeev Selvam Won
Best Director Award S. Kumaran Won
Best Story Director Award S. Kumaran Won
2010 Sun Kudumbam Awards[4] Best Actor Award Sanjeev Selvam Won
Best Actress Award Abitha Archana Won
Best Director Award S. Kumaran Won
Sun Kudumbam Best Series Thirumathi Selvam - Vikatan Televistas Won
Best Dialogue Writer V.K Amirtharaj Won
Best Mother Vadivukkarasi Sivagami Won
Best Father-in-law Vizhuthugal Santhanam Sivaraman Won
Best Mother-in-law Gowthami Bagyam Won
Best Sister Aparna Rani Won
Best Negative Role Female Ragavi Jeyanthi Nominated
Best Father Jeyamani Poongavanam Nominated
2017 Tamil Nadu State Television Awards for 2009[5] Best Series (1st) Thirumathi Selvam Won
Best Character role Female Vadivukkarasi Sivagami Won
Best Negative Role Female Gowthami Bagyam Won
Best Child Actress Harini Ramya Won
Tamil Nadu State Television Awards for 2010
Best Character Role Male V.C Jeyamani Poongavanam Won
Best Director Award S. Kumaran Won
Best Cinematographer Award S.T Martz Won
Tamil Nadu State Television Awards for 2011
Best Character Role Male Vizhuthugal Santhanam Sivaraman Won
Best Negative Role Male R. Ramachandran Rajasekar Won
Best Background voice for Male Karthik Won

Remakes[edit]

The show was remade in 3 other regional languages - Devatha in Telugu( Gemini TV), Nilavilakku in Malayalam (Surya TV), Jokali in Kannada (Udhaya TV) produced by Vikatan Televistas. Also in Hindi as "Pavitra Rishta" by Balaji.[6]

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