Vanambadi (TV series)

Vanambadi (transl. Nightingale) was an Indian musical television series. The show premiered first on 30 January 2017 on Asianet channel and streaming on Disney+ Hotstar and last episode aired on 18 September 2020. The show features Saikiran Ram, Chippy Renjith, Gouri P Krishnan and others. It marks the debut of Telugu actor Sai Kiran in the Malayalam industry. It is the official remake of the Bengali language series Potol Kumar Gaanwala.

Vanambadi
വാനമ്പാടി
GenreDrama[1]
Created byM.Renjith
Developed byM.Renjith
Written by
Directed byAadithyan
Starring
Opening theme"Muthamittu Muthamittu Thaa"
Ending theme"Njan Oru Vanambadi"
Composers
Country of originIndia
Original languageMalayalam
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes1019[2]
Production
ProducerChippy Renjith
Cinematography
  • Anurag Guna
  • Vimal Krishna
  • Alex U. Thomas
EditorPradeep Bhagvath
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time25 - 40 minutes
Production companies
  • Rejaputra Visual Media
  • Avanthika creations (banner)
Distributor
  • Asianet Digital Network Private Limited
  • Asianet Star Communications Pvt Ltd
  • Star India
Release
Original network
Picture format
Original release30 January 2017 (2017-01-30) –
18 September 2020 (2020-09-18)
External links
Website

SynopsisEdit

Mohan Kumar, a budding singer falls in love with Nandini, a normal village girl. They get secretly married. However, Mohan is forced to choose between music and Nandini. He chooses the former and abandons Nandini. Mohan marries a wealthy woman named Padmini "Puppy" Menon, unaware that Nandini is pregnant.

Padmini gives birth to Thampuru, and Nandini gives birth to Anugraha "Anu". Thampuru is a spoilt brat. While Anugraha, just like her father, loves music. Nandini lives with her brother Nandu and sister in law Bhadra who dislike her. Eventually, Anu is seen to be a great fan of Mohan and goes to meet him. Nandini, gets hit by a car and is hospitalized. Anu collects money for her mother's treatment only to be devastated to know that Nandini has died.

Anu wanders off alone, dressed up as a boy, where she reaches Mohan's home where Every members, except Padmini, Thampuru and her parents becomes fond of Anu by her musical talent. Mohan's brother Chandran and his wife Nirmala decides to adopt Anu. Padmini gets to know about Anu's true identity and reveals it to all.

The rest of the story hurdles about Anu's life in that house. Including, the friend-foe relationship between Anu and Thampuru. Mohan and Anu starts to get closer where Mohan realise that Anu is his daughter. Thampuru discovers that Anu is her half sister. Anu and Thampuru get even more closer.

CastEdit

  • Saikiran Ram as Mohankumar / Mohanakrishnan
  • Chippy Renjith as Nandini Mohankumar, Anumol's mother
  • Gouri P Krishnan as Anugraha Mohankumar/Anumol/Anumon/Gouri
  • Suchithra Nair as Padmini "Puppy" Mohankumar
  • Sona Jelina as Thampuru Mohankumar & Aiswarya Maheendran (Dual role)
  • Balu Menon as Chandrakumar / Chandrasekharan / Chandran
  • Uma Nair as Nirmala "Nimmy" Chandran
  • Mohan Ayroor as Meledath Viswanathan Menon, Padmini's father
  • Pria Menon as Rukmini Viswanathan, Padmini's mother
  • Indira Thampi as Sreemangalath Devakiyamma, Mohan and Chandran's mother
  • Rajkumar as DYSP Jayaraj / Jayan, Padmini's uncle
  • Seema G. Nair as Bhadra / Kalyani, Anumol's aunt
  • Saji Surya as Driver Sudevan
  • Nandu Pothuval as Nandagopan / Nandan / Nandu Maman, Anumol's uncle
  • Rajeev Parameshwar as Maheendran / Mahi, Thamburu's real father
  • Anusree Chembakassery as Archana Maheendran / Achu
  • Divya Jayish Nair as Nandini (governess)
  • Manu Varma as Doctor GK, Mohan's friend
  • Indulekha as Devi Teacher
  • J. Pallassery as Kalappurakkal Madhavan, Nirmala's father
  • Girija Preman as Yashodhamma, Nirmala's mother
  • Deepika Mohan as Maheswariyamma, Maheendran's mother
  • Vipin James as Pramod Krishnan
  • Ravikrishnan Gopalakrishnan as Simon
  • Santhosh Keshavan as Vijayanandan
  • Hareendran as Vinod
  • Yathikumar as Ananthan / Anantha Moorthi
  • Kailas Nath as Vasudevan / Vasu Annan, Menon's Karyasthan
  • J Padmanabhan Thampi as Venugopalan Thampi / Thampi Annan, Temple Committee President
  • Kottayam Rasheed as Mamachan, mechanic
  • Anand Thrissur as Suresh
  • Raghavan as Devan (Anumol's Swami Muthashan)
  • Geetha Nair as Lakshmi Devan
  • Sharika Menon as Priya Suresh
  • Neeraja as Neeraja, Nirmala's sister
  • Biji Raj as Satheeshan, Neeraja's husband
  • Baby Megha Mahesh as Neeraja's and Satheeshan's daughter
  • F.J. Tharakan as Jacob Tharakan
  • Rajmohan as SI Rajmohan
  • Sindhu Varma as Mamachan's wife
  • Sreekala as Karthiyayani
  • Kaladharan as Swami
  • Amboori Jayan as Jayanthan
  • Thirumala Ramachandran as Balan
  • Kuttyedathi Vilasini
  • Manu Gopinathan as Balu
  • Sachin SG as Sumesh
  • Achu Sugandh as Pappikunju
  • Nariyapuram Venu

ReceptionEdit

According to BARC ratings Vanambadi was the top rated serial in Malayalam television from its inception. The lead characters in the soap – have become household names. It had a run time of 1 Hour due to high viewership. It was a very successful soap opera and achieved high TRP ratings.

NotesEdit

It is the second Musical series in Malayalam language after Paatukalude Paatu On Surya TV.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Role Result
2017 10th Asianet television awards 2017 Best Serial Vanambadi M.Renjith Won
Popular Serial Vanambadi Chippy Renjith Nominated
Best Actor Sai Kiran Ram Mohankumar Nominated
Best Actress Chippy Nandini Won
Best Actress Suchithra Padmini Nominated
Best Actress in a Negative role Suchithra Padmini Nominated
Best Actress in a Negative role Seema G. Nair Bhadra Nominated
Best New face Male Sai Kiran Ram Mohankumar Won
Best Child Artist Gauri Krishnan Anumol Won
Best Cinematographer Anurag Guna - Won
Best Playback singer Sreya Jayadeep - Won
Best Music Director M. Jayachandran - Won
Best Lyricist Harinarayanan - Won
Best Screenplay J.Pallassery - Won
Best Dubbing Artist Female Devi S Suchitra & Chippy Won
2018 11th Asianet Television Awards 2018 Best Serial Vanambadi Chippy Renjith Nominated
Popular Serial Vanambadi Chippy Renjith Nominated
Best Editor Pradeep Bhagvat Won
Best Actress in a Negative role Suchithra Padmini Won
Best Actress in a Negative role Seema G. Nair Bhadra Nominated
Best Actor Sai Kiran Ram Mohankumar Nominated
Popular Actor Sai Kiran Ram Mohankumar Won
Popular Actress Suchitra Padmini Nominated
Best New face female Divya Nandini Nominated
Best Child Artist Gauri Krishnan Anumol Nominated
Best Child Artist Sona Jelina Thamburu Won
Best Character Actress Uma Nair Nirmala Nominated
Best Star pair Uma Nair and Balu Menon Nirmala & Chandran Won
Best Post Production director Medha Won
2019 12th Asianet Television Awards 2019 Best Serial Vanambadi Chippy Renjith Won
Best Actress Suchithra Padmini Won
Best Actress in a Negative role Nominated
Most Popular Actress Nominated
Most Popular Actor Sai Kiran Ram Mohan Won
Best Actor Nominated
Best Child Actor Gouri & Sona Anumol&Thampuru Won
Best Director Adithyan Won
Best Character Actress Seema G Nair Bhadra Won
Best Performer In Humorous Role Priya Menon Rukhmini Won
Best Dubbing Artist Male Shobhi Thilakan Sai Kiran Ram Won
Best Dubbing Artist Female Devi S Suchitra Won
Best camera Anurag Guna Won|

AdaptationsEdit

Language Title Original release Network(s)
Bengali Potol Kumar Gaanwala
পটল কুমার গানওয়ালা
14 December 2015 – 9 September 2017 Star Jalsha
Telugu Koyilamma
కోయిలమ్మ
5 September 2016 – 18 September 2020 Star Maa
Malayalam Vanambadi
വാനമ്പാടി
30 January 2017 – 18 September 2020 Asianet
Tamil Mouna Raagam
மௌன ராகம்
24 April 2017 – present Star Vijay
Hindi Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala
कुल्फ़ी कुमार बाजेवाला
19 March 2018 – 7 February 2020 Star Plus
Sinhala Sakuge Kathawa (Remake)
සකූගේ කතාව
16 October 2018 – 6 February 2019 Swarnavahini
Mini Pahana Obai (Dubbed)
මිණි පහන ඔබයි
TV Derana

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Asianet (30 January 2017). "Vanambadi online streaming on Hotstar". Hotstar. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  2. ^ "No. of episodes in Vanambadi". www.hotstar.com.