Pod sretnom zvijezdom
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"Pod sretnom zvijezdom" (Under a lucky star) is a Croatian telenovela written by Diana Pečkaj Vuković. Main director is Branko Ivanda, while the other directors include Daniel Kušan, Mladen Dizdar, Aldo Tardozzi and Tomislav Rukavina. Telenovela started filming February 6, 2011. "PSZ" has started broadcasting on March 14, 2011 on Nova TV at 6 pm.
|Pod sretnom zvijezdom|
|Created by||Diana Pečkaj Vuković, Petra Venier|
|Opening theme||"Pamtim samo sretne dane"|
|Country of origin||Croatia|
|No. of episodes||75 (260)|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original network||Nova TV|
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Original release||March 14 –|
June 24, 2011
Elizabeth "Betty" Vrban brings together her closest childhood friends for her 40th birthday celebration. Each woman expresses one wish during the blowing of birthday candles. The next day those wishes start to come true. Their lives start to change dramatically.
The title track "I remember only happy days" is a Croatian music classic, and a big 1980s hit sung by Gabi Novak. The authors of the song are Kemal Monteno and Arsen Dedić. For the purposes of telenovela, they recorded a special version of the song which was sung by a young Croatian singer Ivana Starčević.
- This is the first telenovela of Diana Pečkaj Vuković which was broadcast on Nova TV. Former telenovelas by Diana were shown on HRT.
- Mirna Medaković, Sandra Lončarić, Ranko Zidarić, Zijad Gračić, Robert Kurbaša, Peter Ćiritović, Dean Krivačić, Barbara Nola, Nikša Marinović, Đorđe Kukuljica, Mario Valentić and Romina Vitasović have performed together in a successful Croatian telenovela "Dolina sunca".
- The first role of Serbian veteran actress Neda Arnerić in Croatian series.
- Although it was initially announced that the series will have 260 episodes, Nova TV cut the order to 75 episodes due to unsatisfactory ratings. The series ended with a cliffhanger.
Telenovela's world premiere was on March 13, 2011, on a Bosnian television channels RTRS and FTV, the day before the premiere in the country of origin. In Croatia the series started on March 14, 2011. Reruns of the telenovela were aired on Doma TV.
|Mila Elegović||Elizabeta "Beti" Boras|
|Linda Begonja||Nina Herceg|
|Mirna Medaković||Tonka Herceg|
|Sandra Lončarić||Suzana Ivanović|
|Hrvoje Barišić||Krešo Ivanović|
|Ranko Zidarić||Martin Vrban|
|Zijad Gračić||Egon Martinović|
|Robert Kurbaša||Vedran Gallo|
|Petar Ćiritović||Slaven Nikolić|
|Mirjana Majurec||Nera Nikolić|
|Dean Krivačić||Zlatko Boras|
|Neda Arnerić||Zora Martinović|
|Tara Rosandić||Marta Fijan|
|Katarina Čas||Ena Kolar|
|Tamara Loos||Silvija Vrban|
|Anita Dujić||Marina Boras|
|Mia Biondić||Dina Nikolić|
|Marko Cindrić||Ivo Nikolić|
|Nikša Marinović||Adam Nikolić|
|Barbara Nola||Božena Fijan|
|Aleksandar Srećković||Miljenko "Miki" Kovač|
|Jasmin Mekić||Kruno †|
|Petra Kurtela||Vesna Bilić|