Pandian Stores is a Tamil language drama which airs on Star Vijay and streams on Hotstar. The show stars Stalin, Sujitha, Venkat Renganathan, Hema Rajkumar, Kumaran Thangarajan, V. J. Chitra, Saravana Vickram.
|Written by||Story |
|Directed by||Siva Sekar|
V. J. Chitra
|Theme music composer||Kiran|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||384 as 27 March 2020|
|Production location(s)||Tamil Nadu|
|Running time||approx. 20–22 minutes per episode|
|Original network||Star Vijay|
|Original release||1 October 2018 –|
|Related shows||Varalakshmi Stores|
This story mainly focuses on the unity of a joint family after the entry of new daughters-in-law, Meena and Mullai.
Sathyamoorthy lives happily along with his brothers Jeeva, Kathir and Kannan and his caring wife Dhanalakshmi. They run a grocery store named Pandian stores which is famous in their locality. Dhanam is often criticized by her relatives for not having children repeatedly, although her brother-in-laws did not let it affect her.
Lakshmi, the brothers' mom has a brother named Murugan whom she is not in talking terms for years. Murugan's daughter Mullai desires to marry Jeeva. Murugan convinces Lakshmi to accept this marriage. However, Jeeva didn't like this idea of marriage as he is in love with collegemate Meena. Later he conveys this to his sister-in-law Dhanam. Dhanam gets offended when she tries to talk about this to Meena's father Janardhanan. Meena's father beats her up, due to this Jeeva decides to sacrifice his love and accepts Mullai's marriage proposal. On the day of wedding Meena ran off from her house and creates a scene in the marriage hall. Jeeva tells the family that he cannot marry Mullai after seeing Meena. The family was now in high tension due to this. Later, Dhanam decides to get Mullai married to Kathir, the younger brother to Jeeva. Jeeva marries Meena and Kathir, Mullai. The show focusses on the life of Pandian family after the entry of the new daughters-in-law.
- Stalin as Sathyamoorthy Pandian ("Moorthy")
- Sujitha Dhanush as Dhanalakshmi Sathyamoorthy ("Dhanam")
- Venkat Renganathan as Jeevanandham Pandian ("Jeeva")
- Hema Rajkumar as Meenakshi Jeevanandham ("Meena")
- Kumaran Thangarajan as Kathirvelan Pandian ("Kathir")
- V. J. Chitra as Mullai Kathirvelan ("Mullai")
- Saravana Vickram as Kannan Pandian ("Kanna")
- Sheela as Lakshmi Pandian: Sathyamoorthy, Jeeva, Kathir and Kannan's mother
- Shanthi Williams as "Pillaiyar Patti" Parvathy: Mullai's mother
- S.T.P Rosary as Muruganandham: Mullai's father, Lakshmi's brother
- David Solomon Raja as Jaganathan (Jaga): Dhanalakshmi's brother
- Meena Sellamuthu as Kasthuri Jaganatha: Jaga's wife
- Sumangali as Vanitha: Dhanalakshmi's mother
- Venkat Subha → Ravi Chandran as Janardhanan: Meena's father
- Sri Vidhya Shankar as Kalaivani Janardhanan: Meena's mother
- Vinuja Vijay → Keerthi Vijay as Swetha Janardhanan: Meena's sister
- Nellai Siva as Kumaresan: A friend of the Pandian family
- Gokul Krishnan as Saravanan: A worker in Pandian Stores
- Deepa as Selvi: Cousin of the Pandian family
The first teaser was released by Star Vijay in Youtube on 13 September 2018. In December 2019, on the series completing 300 episodes, the channel celebrated the success with a show named Pandian Stores Vetri Kondatam.
Speaking about creating the series director Siva Sekar said, "My vote is for the joint family. When I suggested the idea, Vijay TV, which was in fact looking our for a story on the subject agreed. The script was shaped with the help of my story and dialogue writer Priya Thambi. We are happy with the way the serial is shaping up. With the dialogue provided by the writer, I create the scenes, which only reflect real life. I was an assistant to director Vasanth Sai and know both these mediums. We are careful not to make the serial a tear-jerker. The idea is to make the viewers think. It has, if the feedback is any indication, and that is encouraging."
- "Pandian Stores crosses 300 episodes milestone". Times of India.
- "ஆனந்தம் பாணியில் பாண்டியன் ஸ்டோர்". Dinamalar.
- "TV actor Ravi Chandran replaces Venkat Suba in 'Pandian Stores'". The Times of India.
- "பாண்டியன் ஸ்டோர்ஸ் விரைவில்" (in Tamil). Retrieved 27 September 2018.
- "Pandian Stores completes 300 episodes; 'Vetri Kondattam' to air soon". The Times of India.
- "The message of 'Pandian Stores'". The Hindu.
- "Varalakshmi Stores to go on air from June 17". Times of India.
- "Vadinamma bags a position in the top 5 TV shows in Telugu". Times of India.
- "Sunil Barve and Nandita Dhuri starrer 'Sahakutumb Sahaparivar' to premiere soon". The Times of India.
- "பாண்டியன் ஸ்டோர்ஸ்: வன்மம், குரோதம், பொறாமை இல்லாத ஒரு இயல்பான சீரியல்!". The Indian Express.