Rudraveena (teleserial)

Rudraveena or Rudraveenai is a Tamil mystery-suspense television series directed by Rakesh Sinha. It is an adaptation of Indra Soundar Rajan's book of the same name. From 21 April 2002 to 22 February 2006, the series broadcast 106 episodes on Sun TV on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. local time. Rudraveena replaced another mystery-suspense series in its time slot called Thandhira Bhoomi.[1] This series was remade in Malayalam bearing the same name, but with significant changes to the story. However, the past segment with Baba was dubbed from the Tamil version.

Rudraveenai
GenreMystery-Suspense
Based onRudhraveenai novel by Indra Soundar Rajan
Written byIndra Soundar Rajan
Directed byRakesh Sinha
StarringChethan
Santhoshi
Kaveri
Bala Singh
Y. G. Mahendra
Theme music composerRamesh Krishna
Country of originTamil Nadu
Original languageTamil
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes106
Production
ProducerRadhika
Production locationTamil Nadu
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeApprox. 20-22 minutes per episode
Production companyRadaan Mediaworks Enterprises
Release
Original networkSun TV
Original release21 April 2002 (2002-04-21) –
22 February 2006 (2006-02-22)
Chronology
Preceded byThandhira Bhoomi @ 8:30PM (Wednesday)
Followed byChidhambara Ragasiyam @ 8.30PM (Wednesday)

CastEdit

  • Y. G. Mahendra as "Sakthi Upasagar" Narasimha Barathi (2003)
  • Megha Rajan (replaced by Vanaja) as Mythili, Pattar's mute elder daughter (2003)
  • Chetan as Swaminathan, Kalyanasundaram’s son (2003)
  • Sreeram as Sankaran, Pattar's only son and Bhanu's lover (2003)
  • Megha as Bhanu, Dasi Sundarambal's daughter, Shankaran's lover and Swaminathan's one-sided love interest (2003)
  • Shylaja as Dasi Sundarambal, Bhanu's mother (2003)
  • Aadukalam Naren as Ramachandran, Sundarambal's husband (2003)
  • S Gnanavel as Baba (1702)
  • Santhoshi as Dasi Aparaajitha Vaijayanthi, ancestor of Bhanu, Sundarambal, and Manicavalli (1702)
  • Kaveri as Dasi Malli, Aparaajitha Vaijayanthi's mother (1702)
  • Charukesh as Veerendra, Aparaajitha Vaijayanthi's brother (1702)
  • Bala Singh as Kalyanasundaram, village president and Swaminathan's father (2003)
  • Gauthami Vembunathan as Rangayi, Kalyanasundaram’s wife and Swaminathan’s mother (2003)
  • Vijay Anand as Ganesan, Karnam's son and Gayathri's lover (2003)
  • Uma Maheshwari as Akhila, Ganesan’s cousin who wants to marry him (2003)
  • Sreenivasan as Kovil Pattar Parameswaran, father of Shankaran, Mythili and Gayathri (2003)
  • Archana as Gayathri, Ganesan's lover (2003)
  • as Neelakandan, Guruji's spy (2003)
  • Nagalakshmi as Thilagam, the Dasi family's helper (2003)
  • Rani Somanathan as Dasi Manicavalli, Dasi Sundarambal’s mother and Bhanu’s grandmother (2003)
  • Bhanu Prakash as Rudhreshwar, reincarnation of Kabaligan (2003)
  • Minnal Deepa as Manthrini, Rudhreshwar's assistant (2003)
  • Ramachandran as Kabaligan (1702)
  • Sampath Ram (uncredited) as Vettiyaan Karuppan and the last Rudran who acquires the Rudraveenai (both in 2003)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (16 January 2009). "Fascination for the mysterious". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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