Svaty (Russian: Сваты; Ukrainian: Свати; "Matchmakers") is a Ukrainian comedy series from the production company Kvartal-95. In total, six seasons were created and the musical Novogodniye Svaty ("New Year's Matchmakers"). Also, a television program called Svaty u pliti ("Matchmakers at the Stove"), a series Baiki Mityaya ("Tales of Mitya"), and the cartoon series Svatiki ("Little Matchmakers") were created.

Svaty
Svaty television series.jpg
GenreComedy
Starring
Composer(s)
  • Artyom Bobrovnik
  • Alexander Udovenko (1-3, 6 and the musical)
  • Roman Dudchik (1-3)
  • Dmitry Garbuz (5)
Original language(s)Russian
Production
Producer(s)
  • Vladimir Zelensky (1-6 and musical)
  • Alexander Bogutsky (1)
  • Boris Shephir (1-6 and musical)
  • Sergey Shefir (1-6 and musical)
  • Andrei Yakovlev (5-6 and musical)
  • Sergey Sozanovsky (2-5)
Running time50 minutes
Production company(s)Kvartal-95
Release
Original release2008 (2008) –
2012 (2012)
External links
Website

Premiere screenings of the series aired on the TV channels Russia-1 (Russia), Inter, 1+1 and ICTV (Ukraine).

In July 2017, the shooting of Season 7 began.[1]

The series was banned for broadcast in of Ukraine on November 29, 2017.[2] In connection with the ban, the shooting of the seventh season was suspended.[3] 1 + 1 filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Culture because of Svaty.[4][5][6] The court suspended the ban.[7] On May 17, 2018 the District Administrative Court of the city of Kiev held the first court session, which began consideration of the case of "Svaty".[8] On 27 March 2019 this court revoked the ban.[9]

Franchise of films and serials SvatyEdit

Svaty (2008)Edit

The young spouses Masha and Maxim Kovalev decide to go to Italy for a vacation and leave their five-year-old daughter Zhenya under the supervision of their parents, but they say they are too busy and refuse. As a result of confusion, both Masha's and Maxim's parents come to watch their granddaughter. Coming from absolutely opposite social sphere (Masha's parents — Valentina and Ivan Budko — are ordinary villagers, and Maxim's parents — Olga and Yuri Kovalyov — typical urban intellectuals with subtle manners), it turns out that they cannot stand each other. The four of them are in the same house, and they have a conflict of interests. Everyone has their own methods of upbringing. The battle for the attention of the granddaughter commences. The city-dwellers limit her in everything, and the rural couple allow many things. Matchmakers constantly fall into ridiculous situations, the way out of which they have to find together, which brings them closer. By the end, they nevertheless make peace with Zhenya's help.

Svaty 2 (2009)Edit

The story takes place on the eve of March 8. Masha is in the last month of pregnancy. She and Maxim have a crisis in their relationship, and their six-year-old daughter Zhenya begins to interfere. The girl finds an original solution — she calls her grandparents. Matchmakers are rushing to the rescue. They try to reconcile their children, but everyone does it in their own way, as a result of which matchmakers do not just quarrel with children, but also bring the family to the brink of divorce. Only the alliance of the matchmakers can save their marriage. Masha gives birth to twins.

Svaty 3 (2009)Edit

Several months have passed since the events of the second part. Summer begins. Masha and Maxim leave for the Netherlands, and Zhenya is left in the village of Kuchugury under the supervision of Budko. The Kovalevs come to them to help look after their granddaughter and at the same time prepare her for entering the Lyceum.

Since that moment, no less important character appears in the story — friend, cousin, neighbor and drinking buddy of Ivan Budko — Dmitry Bukhankin, who is called Mitya. In this season matchmakers begin to get along. Together they have to lead a healthy lifestyle: do not drink, do not smoke and do not eat after 18:00. Ivan is fired from his job, but soon he returns to the bakery and becomes the manager of the garage.

Svaty 4 (2010)Edit

The action takes place one year after the events of the third season, and again in the summer. The matchmakers leave for Turkey to visit their children and grandchildren. Zhenya's parents send her to the children's camp "Artek". The grandparents go to Crimea, not so much to rest as to take care of their beloved granddaughter Zhenya. Matchmakers never learn to live without a granddaughter; it is difficult for them to get along with each other. By happy circumstance they get a house, which they turn into a hotel, in order to show their gratitude for finding temporary housing all the money they have earned to Masha and Maxim. Olga and Yuri try to hide from all their divorce, but soon everyone learns about it, including Olga's parents.

Novogodniye Svaty (2010)Edit

The main characters Ivan and Valentina decide to celebrate New Year very modestly, without Christmas trees and festive delicacies, in the native village of Kuchugury. But, their city matchmakers come — Yuri and Olga Kovalev with Zhenya, their granddaughter. And the celebrities who are going to corporate parties become stuck in the village because of heavy snowfall and drifts on the roads. The hotel does not have enough space, and matchmakers, experienced in this business, offer their services.

Svaty 5 (2011)Edit

Since the last events eight years have passed. The young Kovalevs — Maxim and Masha — all this time have lived in the Netherlands. But now they decide to return to their homeland. The grandparents (Yuri Anatolyevich Kovalev died three years ago before the events of the film from a heart attack) look forward to meeting with their grandchildren, but none of them expected to see a cheerful, fervent and sweet little Zhenechka in a new goth style with a bunch of problems and conflicts. But this is only part of the trouble for the matchmakers. After all, there are also twins — Nikita and Vika, who turn out to be so modern and prudent that the black clothes and "black" humor of their older sister will be insignificant in comparison with their antics. For the whole summer, the three grandchildren get into the society of the spouses Budko and Olga Kovaleva. Alexander Berkovich tries to win Olga's heart, and over time he succeeds. Zhenya finds a girlfriend who steals her boyfriend. Valentine has learned to drive a car and organized a food business, which she leads with Larissa and Evgeny Zhuk.

Svaty 6 (2012)Edit

The story takes place six months after the events described in Svaty 5. In season 6, the plot covers almost the entire year, from March until the New Year. During this time in the life of the main characters a lot happens. The grandparents continue to re-educate the negligent twins and help solve problems to Genet. Olga Nikolaevna and Alexander Berkovich officially formulate their relations and marry. Ivan Budko takes up business, saves the country from bureaucracy, goes to work, is poisoned with mushrooms and celebrates an anniversary. Zhenya finishes school, goes to college and meets her love. Larissa gives birth to a girl, and Mitya becomes a father for the third time (he already has two sons, an adult son Andrei from his first marriage, who lives separately, and a young Artem, their son and Larissa). The Budko family remains without a roof over their heads, and the mother-in-law comes to Bukhankin. Matchmakers go to Euro-2012, a cruise along the Volga, a hike and the Carpathians, where they celebrate the New Year.

ProductionEdit

In 2008, a two-part TV movie Svaty was shot in Kiev. The project was not originally intended to continue, but after its success on television, it was extended for the second season (which was also filmed in a telefilm format), and then for subsequent seasons (shot in mini-series).

Svaty 6 was to be the final season.[10][11] However, later the creators of the series said that it was possible to continue the series until the seventh season.[12] Shooting of Svaty 7 was to begin in 2014, but because of the political situation in Ukraine it was postponed.[13] In May 2015, Vladimir Zelensky said that the scenario of the seventh season had already been written, but the shooting was still postponed. One of the reasons for this was the disagreement within the film crew: Zelensky, like the whole studio "Kvartal-95", supported the Ukrainian government's side in the matter of the Crimea and the armed conflict in the Donbass, while Russian actors, including Tatyana Kravchenko (born Donetsk) and Fyodor Dobronravov, adhere to other views.[14][15] In addition, Fyodor Dobronravov, Lyudmila Artemyeva and Nikolay Dobrynin do not have the right to enter the territory of Ukraine.[16]

As a result, in 2017 it was decided to shoot Svaty 7 in Belarus,[17][18] as well as in Georgia.[19] As of the end of 2017, the shooting was suspended.

Spin-offsEdit

On December 10, 2011, the premiere of the documentary project Svaty: zhizn bez grima was held on the Inter TV channel.[20]

In 2012, came off the spin-off series Svaty - Baiki Mityaya. The series consists of twenty series, united by a common plot. Mitya tells about the "true" cases from his life to the inhabitants of the village of Kuchugury.

In 2012, the Ukrainian television broadcast a culinary program Matchmaker at the Stove. The leading ones are Valentina's grandmother (Tatyana Kravchenko), great-grandmother Lyudmila Stepanovna (Olga Aroseva), granddaughter Zhenya (Sofia Stetsenko), neighbor Larissa (Olesya Zheleznyak) and Mitiai (Nikolay Dobrynin).[21]

In 2016 the studio "Kvartal-95" released a cartoon Svatiki, which is an animated version of the selected moments from the series Svaty.[22]

CastEdit

  • Fyodor Dobronravov as Ivan Budko, Masha's father, husband of Valentina Petrovna; driver at the bakery, grandfather Zhenya, Vicki and Nikita (seasons 1-6, musical)
  • Tatyana Kravchenko as Valentina Budko, mother of Masha, the wife of Ivan Stepanovich; junior technologist at the bakery, grandmother Zhenya, Vicki and Nikita (seasons 1-6, musical)
  • Anatoly Vasilyev as Yuri Kovalev, Maxim's father, Olga's husband; professor of philosophy at the Berkovich Institute, he dies between the events of 4 and 5 seasons, grandfather of Zhenya, Vicki and Nikita (seasons 1-4, musical)
  • Lyudmila Artemyeva as Olga Kovaleva (from the sixth season - Berkovich, born Koteeva), Maxim's mother, stepmother Katya Berkovich (seasons 5-6), in 1-4 seasons - Yuri's wife Anatolyevich, later - Alexander Berkovich; chief accountant of the Institute, grandmother Zhenya, Vicki and Nikita (seasons 1-6, musical)
  • Aleksandr Feklistov as Aleksandr Berkovich, from season 6 - Olga's husband; Vice-Rector, later Rector of the Institute, from the sixth season [Corresponding Members of the RAS Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences], Catherine's father, Yuri Anatolyevich's colleague (seasons 4-6)
  • Ulyana Ivashchenko (1-2 seasons), Sofia Stetsenko (3-4 seasons, musical), Anna Koshmal (5-6 seasons) as Yevgenia Kovaleva, granddaughter of matchmakers, daughter of Masha and Maxim (seasons 1-6, musical)
  • Timofei Prots (4 season, 1 series), Kostya Chernokrylyuk (5-6 seasons) as Nikita Kovalev, grandson of matchmakers, son of Masha and Maxim (seasons 4-6)
  • Lisa Prots (4 season, 1 series), Anya Polishchuk (5-6 seasons) as Victoria Kovaleva, granddaughter of matchmakers, the youngest daughter of Masha and Maxim (seasons 4-6)
  • Marina Serdeshnyuk as Ekaterina Berkovich, daughter of San Sanych, girl Lesha (season 6), best friend of Evgenia Kovaleva (seasons 5-6)
  • Denis Rodnyansky (1 season), Daniil Belykh (2-6 seasons) as Maxim Kovalev, son of Kovalev, Masha's husband, father of Zhenya and twins (seasons 1-6)
  • Inna Koroleva as Maria Kovaleva (née Budko), the daughter of Budko, the wife of Maxim, the mother of Zhenya and the twins (seasons 1-2, 4-6)
  • Nikolai Dobrynin as Dmitry Buchankin (Mitiai), the cousin of Ivan Budko, from the 5th season - husband of Larissa Viktorovna, father of Andrey, Artem and Nadia (seasons 3-6, musical)
  • Dmitry Sova as Andrei Bukhankin, Mitya's son from his first marriage, the godson of Ivan Budko (season 3)
  • Olesya Zheleznyak as Larisa Bukhankina, from the end of season 4 - the wife of Dmitry Alexandrovich, the mother of Artem and Nadia (seasons 4-6)
  • Anton Pismenny as Artom Bukhankin, the son of Mitya and Larissa (seasons 5-6)
  • Alexander Nevzorov (season 3), Yevgeniy Kaporin (5-6 seasons) as Aleksei Kirillovich Doldonov (Lyosha), a friend of Eugenia Kovaleva, Katerina Berkovich (6 season), son of Lyubov Georgievna and Kirill Doldonov (3, 5-6 seasons)
  • Semyon Furman as Zhuk, rural oligarch (seasons 3, 5-6)
  • Alexander Ignatusha as Aleksei Petrov (Alekseich), district in Kuchugury, husband of Lyubov Georgievna, stepfather of Lyosha (seasons 3, 5-6)
  • Margarita Shubina as Lyubov Petrova, the mother of Lyosha, the wife of Alexei Alekseevich (seasons 3, 6)
  • Alexei Kiryushchenko as Kirill Doldonov, the biological father of Lyosha (seasons 5-6)
  • Denis Shepotinnik as Kirill Arsentiev, Evgenia Kovaleva's boyfriend (season 5)
  • Alexander Gavrilyuk as Yevgeny Molchanov, Evgenia Kovaleva's boyfriend (season 6)
  • Olga Aroseva as Lyudmila Koteeva, mother of Olga Nikolaevna, honored teacher (season 4-6)
  • Vladimir Zeldin as Nikolai Koteev, father of Olga Nikolaevna, police general (seasons 4-5)
  • Olesya Zhurakovskaya as Ksenia Pavlovna, business lady (seasons 4-6)
  • Oleg Komarov as Valentin Podkopaev, brigadier of the drilling crew (seasons 4, 6)
  • Emmanuil Vitorgan as Alexander Berkovich, the father of Berkovich Jr. (season 5)
  • Tatyana Vasilyeva as Victoria Viktorovna, the mother of Larisa Bukhankina (season 6)
  • Yelena Safonova as Eleonora Leonidovna, the second wife of Alexander Anatolyevich, stepmother Berkovich (season 5)

Celebrity cameosEdit

  • Vladimir Turchinsky as cameo in the store (Svaty 1)
  • Philipp Kirkorov as cameo, guest of honor of Massandra Winery (Svaty 4, series 13, Novogodniye Svaty)[23]
  • Alexandra Savelyeva as cameo, singer (Novogodniye Svaty)
  • Sergey Lazarev as cameo, singer (Novogodniye Svaty)
  • Asiya Ahat as cameo, musician (Novogodniye Svaty)
  • Jeanna Friske as cameo, singer (Novogodniye Svaty)
  • Gorod 312 as cameo, band (Novogodniye Svaty)
  • Avraam Russo as cameo, singer (Novogodniye Svaty)
  • Soso Pavliashvili as cameo, singer (Novogodniye Svaty)
  • Potap as cameo, singer (Novogodniye Svaty)
  • Anastasia Stotskaya as cameo, singer (Novogodniye Svaty)
  • Yuri Askarov as cameo, the host of the program (Novogodniye Svaty)
  • Ani Lorak as cameo, singer (Novogodniye Svaty)
  • Sergey Zverev as cameo, singer (Novogodniye Svaty)

RatingsEdit

The Svaty franchise of comedy films and series received very high ratings in Ukraine as well in Russia and Belarus.

The first episode of the fourth season on the TV channel Inter was watched by a third of TV viewers in Ukraine, thanks to which the series became the most successful program of the day, ahead of the television series Wedding Ring.[24]

The sixth season was the most rated product of Ukrainian television in 2013 by an audience of 18 to 54 years in cities throughout Ukraine. The average rating of the series for this audience was 11.4%, the share of 29.2% of viewers. According to the audience of 18-54 in cities with a population of 50 thousand people and higher, the rating of the sixth season of Svaty was 9.3%, the share of 26.4% of the audience. On average, each episode of the series was watched by more than 4 million Ukrainian viewers.[25]

According to polls by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center, Svaty became the most popular television series among Russians in 2011[26] - 12% of respondents named it the best series of the year. Svaty were also among the most popular series on the basis of 2009,[27] 2010,[28] 2013[29] years.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ После многолетнего перерыва творческая команда популярнейшего сериала «Сваты» возобновляет работу над проектом 3 июля 2017
  2. ^ В Украине отменили госрегистрацию сериала «Сваты»
  3. ^ "Студия "Квартал-95" прекратила съёмки сериала "Сваты"" (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  4. ^ "Скандал из-за Сватов: украинский канал подал в суд на Минкульт". Шоу (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  5. ^ ""Телекомпанія «Студія 1+1" позивається до Міністерства культури через Федора Добронравова | Окружний адміністративний суд міста Києва" (in Ukrainian). oask.gov.ua. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  6. ^ "1+1 оспаривает в суде запрет Сватов" (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  7. ^ "Официальное сообщение пресс-службы студии "Квартал 95"". kvartal95.com. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  8. ^ "Официальное сообщение пресс-службы студии "Квартал 95"". kvartal95.com. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  9. ^ The court abolished the ban on the TV series "Swat", Ukrayinska Pravda (27 March 2019)
  10. ^ «Сваты-6» станут последними 8 December 2012
  11. ^ Анна Кошмал рассказала, будет ли продолжение «Сватов» // Комсомольская правда, 28 March 2013
  12. ^ «Сваты-6»: седьмой сезон будет 25 сентября 2013
  13. ^ Фёдор Добронравов. Про Украину и Крым
  14. ^ Война заставила Зеленского заморозить съёмки сериала «Сваты-7» 17 мая 2015
  15. ^ Федор Добронравов: Из «Сватов» мы не уходили — сериал не закрыт! Komsomolskaya Pravda, 13 January 2016
  16. ^ Николай Добрынин: «Сватов-7» могут снять в Белоруссии" Комсомольская правда, 9 January 2017
  17. ^ Сериал «Сваты» меняет прописку 9 июля 2017
  18. ^ Камера! Мотор! Или как в Залесье снимали сериал «Сваты» 12 июля 2017
  19. ^ А. Веткина (2017-07-27). ""Сваты-7": Иван Будько, Валюха и другие едут в Минск".
  20. ^ "Закулисные подробности сериала "Сваты" — в документальном проекте "Сваты: жизнь без грима"". // inter.ua. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  21. ^ На «Интере» стартуют «Сваты у плиты» 14 March 2012
  22. ^ "Сватики - 1 серия - новый мультфильм по мотивам сериала Сваты | Премьера 2016".
  23. ^ Филиппа Киркорова соСватали! Певец снялся в популярном сериале «Сваты 4» 3 сентября 2010
  24. ^ Первую серию «Сватов 4» на «Интере» посмотрела треть телезрителей Украины 16 ноября 2010
  25. ^ «Сваты 6» стал самым рейтинговым продуктом украинского телевидения в 2013 году
  26. ^ "Пресс-выпуск №1923". Russian Public Opinion Research Center. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 2015-12-12.
  27. ^ "ВЦИОМ: По мнению россиян, спортсменом 2009 г. стал А. Аршавин, актёром — В. Тихонов, писателем — Д. Донцова". RBK Group. 25 December 2009. Retrieved 2015-12-12.
  28. ^ "Пресс-выпуск №1658". Russian Public Opinion Research Center. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 2015-12-12.
  29. ^ "Пресс-выпуск №2484". Russian Public Opinion Research Center. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 2015-12-12.

External linksEdit

Svaty on IMDb