America Mappillai

America Mappillai (transl.The Groom from America) is a 2018 Tamil-language web television series, starring Raja Krishnamoorthy, Leela Samson, Arjun Chidambaram, Namita Krishnamurthy, Rakesh Ram and Gokul Anand. It premiered on ZEE5[1] from 2018.[2][3] The show was writer by Raja Ramamurthy[4] and director by Praveen Padmanabhan.

America Mappillai
America Mappillai.jpg
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Written byRaja Ramamurthy
Directed byPraveenPadmanabhan
Theme music composerRH Vikram
Country of originIndia
Original languageTamil
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
EditorMounica Kumar
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeapprox. 8 - 11 minutes
DistributorZee Entertainment Enterprises
Original networkZEE5
Original release14 February 2018 (2018-02-14)


Ganesh is a young man who his father constantly nags to get married. His gay friend suggests that Ganesh pretend to be gay so as to avoid marriage. Ganesh acts out the plan but there are unintended consequences.[5][6]


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No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Yellow"Praveen PadmanabhanRaja Ramamurthy14 February 2018 (2018-02-14)
22"Violet"Praveen PadmanabhanRaja Ramamurthy14 February 2018 (2018-02-14)
33"Green"Praveen PadmanabhanRaja Ramamurthy14 February 2018 (2018-02-14)
44"Indigo"Praveen PadmanabhanRaja Ramamurthy14 February 2018 (2018-02-14)
55"Turquoise"Praveen PadmanabhanRaja Ramamurthy14 February 2018 (2018-02-14)
66"Pink"Praveen PadmanabhanRaja Ramamurthy14 February 2018 (2018-02-14)
77"Orange"Praveen PadmanabhanRaja Ramamurthy14 February 2018 (2018-02-14)
88"Red"Praveen PadmanabhanRaja Ramamurthy14 February 2018 (2018-02-14)


The News Minute[7] reviewed America Mappillai as a light hearted and funny webseries. They also stated that it was hard to understand the characters due to lack of time to elaborate more about the individuals. The series takes on the Indian obsession of marriages and caste differences. Anyhow, the format of the series is easy to understand.

The Indian Express[8] gave a review of the series stating that the story is quite interesting but some moments portrayed in the series feel stagey and unnatural. The episodes in the web series are named after colours in an ode to its queer story, with minimal music. Some moments throughout the series don’t have any sound, however, the silence in those scenes was brilliant. The overall performance of the actors in America Mappillai was good.

A Pot Pourri Of Vestiges [9] reviewed by stating that the series has an interesting perspective on marriages in India. America Mallipai overturns all the stereotypes making the series a worthy addition to binge-watch all eight episodes in one go. The director of the series Praveen Padmanabhan has done a great job in bringing out the right kind of performances from all the actors.


  1. ^ "Zee5 eyes subscription revenue with launch of 90 Originals in FY19". Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ "America Mappillai: A ZEE5 Originals Tamil Web Series". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  3. ^ "ZEE5 launches its first Tamil original series 'America Mappillai'". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Homosexuality is still a taboo subject in our country: Raja Ramamurt". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  5. ^ "America Mappillai': This NRI says he's gay to escape marriage, what happens next?". Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  6. ^ "What if the groom was gay?". Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  7. ^ "America Mappillai Review". Archived from the original on 26 January 2019.
  8. ^ "America Mappillai Review- The Indian Express". Archived from the original on 22 February 2018.
  9. ^ "A Pot Pourri Of Vestiges Review". Archived from the original on 1 June 2018.

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