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Saravanan Meenatchi is a 2011-2018 Indian Tamil-language television series broadcast on STAR Vijay. The first season was broadcast from 07 November 2011.[1] The second season of the show which started as a sequel and next generation story of the first season, was broadcast from 21 October 2013. The third season featured a different story and cast broadcast from 18 July 2016. Saravanan Meenatchi ended up with season 3 being the last version of the franchise on 17 August 2018.[2][3] It is the second longest ran Tamil serial. This serial is directed by Azhagar and Praveen Bennett and the story, screenplay, and dialogues are by Ramanagirivasan, Alagu Chandran and Sridhar. Season 1 was produced by Saeed Anwar, Evergreen Studios which was 519 episodes and Season 2 and 3 was produced by R. Venkatesh Babu, Global Villagers.

Saravanan Meenatchi
Saravanan Meenatchi Season 1.jpg
Saravanan Meenatchi
GenreTamil soap opera
Family Drama
Directed byPraveen Bennett
StarringSeason 1
Senthil Kumar
Sreeja Chandran
Season 2
Rachitha Mahalakshmi
Season 3
Rio Raj
Rachitha Mahalakshmi
Music byIlayavan
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Tamil
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes1,765
Producer(s)R. Venkatesh Babu
Syed Anwar Ahmed
CinematographyR Saravanan
Running timeapprox. 20-22 minutes
Production company(s)Global Villagers
Evergreen Productions
Original networkVijay TV
Picture format576i (SD)
1080i (HD)
Original release7 November 2011 (2011-11-07) –
17 August 2018 (2018-08-17)

Plot summaryEdit

The story revolves around Saravanan and Meenatchi who are poles apart in terms of personality, background, attitudes towards life, etc. Saravanan is a Chennai-based radio jockey from an affluent family.[4] Meenatchi is a small-town girl from Thirunelveli, working as a teacher in a small school. The story begins as the two families meet for a marriage proposal between the two, but things go wrong and the wedding does not happen. However, Saravanan and Meenatchi find themselves falling in love with each other.


Main castEdit

Recurring castEdit

  • Rajasekar as Rajasekar
  • Kuyili as Sharadha
  • Y. V. Subramaniam as Vaidhyanathan
  • Viji Kannan aa Meenatchi's mother
  • S. N. Lakshmi as Meenatchi's Grandmother
  • Margaret Divya as Yamini
  • Suchithra/Shwetha as Sudha
  • Sathya Sai/Shamily Sukumar as Ramya
  • Susan George as Malliga
  • Sangeetha as Amudha
  • Rajkumar as Subramani
  • Kavin (actor) as Murugan
  • Manoj Kumar as Arjun
  • Mirchi Shah as Shah
  • Syed Anwar Ahmed as Aravind
  • Gayatri Bhuvanesh as Akilandeshwari


The lead pair in season 1 it was Mirchi Senthil and Sreeja Chandran.[5] The name of the serial is derived from the names of the characters of the serial 'Madurai' starring the same lead pair.[6] The serial is directed by Azhagar, and the story, screenplay and dialogues are by Francis Kathiravan. The series was a major hit in Indian and Sri Lanka and received immense popularity across Asia.


Saravanan Meenatchi attracted high viewership ratings in India during its broadcast in 2011-2013. The cast members quickly became household names, several of them became the faces of various endorsements and advertisements. After the series ended, Mirchi Senthil and Sreeja Chandran got married on 2 July 2014 in Tirupati. It was a family affair and no Celebes's were present.[7]

Seasons overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired Time
First aired Last aired
1 520 7 November 2011 (2011-11-07) 21 October 2013 (2013-10-21) Monday - Friday
8:30PM (IST)
2 689 21 October 2013 (2013-10-21) 15 July 2016 (2016-07-15) Monday - Friday
8:30PM (IST)
3 556 18 July 2016 (2016-07-18) 17 August 2018 Monday - Friday
8:30PM (IST)

Season 2Edit

Season 2 begins with Shakthi Saravanan who returns to India as Saravanana and Meenakshi's eldest son, 25 years after his parents went overseas. He wants to search for a bride who is like his mother.

Main cast
  • Kavin as Saravana na Perumal a.k.a. Vettaiyan
  • Rachitha Mahalakshmi as Thanga Meenatchi Saravana Perumal
  • Irfan / Prem as Shakthi Saravanan

Season 3Edit

Main cast

Awards and nominationsEdit

The program was awarded 'Best Serial', 'Best Male Actor', 'Best Female Actor', 'Best Director' and 'Best Character Actor' at the 43rd annual awards function organized by Mylapore Academy.[9]

Year Award Category Recipient Role Result
2012 Mylapore Academy Awards Best Serial Saravanan Meenatchi Won
Best Actor Mirchi Senthil Saravanan Won
Best Actress Sreeja Chandran Meenatchi Won
Best Director Azhagar Won
Best Character Actor Won
2014 Vijay Television Awards [10][11] Favourite Actor Male Mirchi Senthil Saravanan Won
Favourite Actor Female Sreeja Chandran Meenatchi Won
Favourite Screen Pair Mirchi Senthil & Sreeja Chandran Saravanan & Meenatchi Won
Favourite Fiction Series Saravanan Meenatchi Won
Favourite Supporting Actor Male Rajasekar Rajasekar Nominated
Favourite Supporting Actor Male Rajasekar Rajasekar Nominated
Favourite Supporting Actor Female Kuyili Sharadha Nominated
Special Jury Award Rajasekar Rajasekar Won
Special Jury Award Kuyili Sharadha Won


International broadcastEdit

The Series was released on 7 November 2011 on Vijay TV. The Show was also broadcast internationally on Channel's international distribution.


  1. ^ "Celebrating a reel wedding..." The Hindu. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ "After 7 years Saravanan Meenatchi coming to an end - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Saravanan Meenatchi coming to an end after 7 years, Rachita Mahalakshmi breaks down into tears". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Saravanan Meenatchi: Wedding special". The Hindu. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  6. ^ "A gifted multi-tasker!". The New Indian Express. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Saravanan Meenatchi: Reel turns real". 8 July 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  8. ^ "சரவணன் மீனாட்சி- 3: சரவணனாக நடிக்கும் சன் மியூசிக் ரியோ".
  9. ^ "Mylapore academy honours veterans". The New Indian Express. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  10. ^ "Vijay Television Awards launched".
  11. ^ "Vijay Television Awards 2014 Winners".
  12. ^ "Saravanan Meenatchi reamde in to kannada language as Just Maath Maathalli".

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