Kolangal
GenreSoap opera
Created byDevi Bala[1]
Written byStory:
V. Thiruselvam
Screenplay:
V. Thiruselvam
Dialogues:
Baskar Sakthi
Directed byV. Thiruselvam
Creative directorBalasubramaniam Srinivasan
StarringDevayani
Deepa Venkat
V. Thiruselvam
Ajay Kapoor
Mohan Sharma
Sathya Priya
Nalini
Abishek
Poornima Indrajith
Vanitha Krishna Chandran
Kuyili
Theme music composerD. Imman
Opening theme"Kolangal Kolangal Azhagana Kolangal"
ComposerKiran
Country of originIndia
Original languageTamil
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes1533
Production
CinematographyPhillips S. Vijayakumar
EditorsSasi K. Basanth
G. V. Rajan
B. Chandru
S. Neilston
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeapprox. 13–22 minutes
Production companyVikatan Televistas
Release
Original networkSun TV
Original release24 November 2003 (2003-11-24) –
4 December 2009 (2009-12-04)
Chronology
Followed byThendral

Kolangal is an Indian Tamil-language soap opera which aired on Sun TV. It is a Prime time serial that aired weekdays from 24 November 2003 to 4 December 2009 for 1,533 episodes. It was the first series in Tamil television history to have crossed 1,000 episodes.[2][3]

The show starred Devayani, Deepa Venkat, V. Thiruselvam, Ajay Kapoor, Poornima Indrajith, While Mohan Sharma, Sathya Priya, Abishek Shankar, Subhalekha Sudhakar, Nalini, Vanitha Krishnachandran, Srividya Mohan, Manjari Vinodhini, Kuyili, Bombay Gnanam, Dwarakish Giri, Auditor Sridhar, Joker Thulasi, Bharathi, Neelima Rani, Devadharshini, Priyadarshini, Dhivyadharshini Supporting Roles & Co Stars. The show was later replaced by Thendral which was also produced by Vikatan Televistas.

After 15 years hiatus, the show started reairing from 26 November 2018 on Vikatan Prime Time YouTube channel. The show is produced by Vikatan Televistas and directed by V. Thiruselvam.[2] The title track was composed by D. Imman and sung by Harini.[4][5] It was also aired in Tamil on Sri Lanka's Shakthi TV and United Kingdom's Tharisanam TV.

Plot

The story mainly talks about Abi and her life which changes due to the people around her.

Abi, a hard-working, ambitious woman with strong beliefs and her business rival and half brother, Aadhithya. Abhi with her mother, Karpagam maternal uncle, two sisters, Anandhi and Aarthi and brother, Manohar leads a healthy life though she tries to keep herself happy because she had a dark past.

Her father had abandoned her family and married another woman, Kanchana, the mother of Aadhithya, and has settled as a business tycoon. Abi initially marries Bhaskar but the relationship becomes abusive. Her mother-in-law, Alamelu tortures her constantly.

Eventually, Aadhi lures all Abi's close family members and turns out that all her family members are against her.

Abi divorces her husband and starts lives again. She starts a new company but is given competition by her stepbrother Aadhithya Eeswaramoorthy who considered her as a sworn rival. Abi escapes from his brother's tortures and puts an end to his injustice.

At the last scene, Abi with the help of her friend Tholkappiyan leads a peaceful and hermit life. Abi starts to help the orphanage, thereby ending what she couldn't help herself, but wishes to be dear among orphans even though they are not known to them. She leads a victorious life through the help of 2 friends, Tholkappiyan (Thols) and Usha, Aadhi's ex-wife.[6]

Cast

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Main cast

Recurring cast

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Production

Casting

V. Thiruselvam had some casting choices for the female lead, but B. Srinivasan preferred to cast a film artist for the female lead as he had already informed Sun TV. After having various discussions over the casting choices of film artists, they considered Soundarya for the female lead. Although she was interested, but couldn't immediately join the crew due to her 2 month contract with the Bharatiya Janata Party to support them during election campaign. Then Devayani was suggested for the female lead by the production side to the director to which he had agreed as she would perfectly fit into the character and she was already acting in films. Initially Devayani had some issues over the terms and conditions agreement with the production side, as a result she almost opted out of this series and they even negotiated with Kausalya to play the female lead. But, Sathyapriya who was signed to play the mother of the female lead managed to convince Devayani to play the female lead in this series and sorted out the misunderstanding between her and the production side. Apart from such issues, Devayani was very interested after listening to the script from her husband Rajakumaran to whom the director had already narrated and he had also praised the director. So, she signed to play the female lead Abinaya.[7][8][9][10][11][12] Devayani made her acting debut in television with this series.[13]

Besides Deepa Venkat, Manjari Vinodhini, Abhishek Shankar, Ajay Kapoor, Poornima Indrajith, Chandra Lakshman, Devadarshini, Kalpana Shree, Sathyapriya, Nalini, Mohan Sharma, Subhalekha Sudhakar, Viji Chandrasekhar, Vanitha Krishnachandran, Srilekha Rajendran, Kuyili, Bombay Gnanam, Shanmugasundari, Vijayasarathy, Vishwa, Yugendran, Ponvannan, Dwarakish Giri, Vijayaraj, Auditor Sridhar, Ramachandran, Joker Thulasi, Thozhar. La. Ve. Aadhavan, Sreedharan Gopal, Srividya, Revathi Priya, Pooja, Geetha Ravishankar, Bharathi, Keerthana, Preethi Sanjeev, Zia, Shyam Viswanathan, Devaraj, Deepa Narendra, Tinku, Divyadarshini, Akila, Dev Anand, Neelima Rani, G. V. Vijesh and many other artists were cast and introduced in this series.[14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46]

Along with writing story, screenplay and directing the series, V. Thiruselvam was also cast as the male lead Tholkappiyan.[47][48]

Filming

The series was filmed in Chennai, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Palani, Thambirankanal, Koranattukarupur, Thiruvidaimarudur, Rameswaram, Thangachimadam, Dhanushkodi, Kolli Malai, Ponkurichi, Tirunelveli, Sundarapandiapuram, Courtallam, Chengalpattu, Walajapet, Yercaud, Tirukoilur, Mamallapuram, Kanchipuram, Porur, Poonamallee, Karayanchavadi, Velappanchavadi, Tambaram, Pallavaram, Covelong, Panaiyur, Avadi, Kovur, Injambakkam, Nerkundram, Madambakkam, Amarambedu, Sriperumbudur, Thiruperumbudur, Kundrathur, Puducherry, Kochi, Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram, Perandoor, Thammanam, Bangalore, Manchanabele, Mysore, Magadi and Bangarupalem in India.[49]

Soundtrack

Title song

It was written by lyricist Palani Bharathi, composed by the music director D. Imman. It was sung by Harini.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Kolangal Kolangal Azhagana Kolangal
கோலங்கள் கோலங்கள் அழகான கோலங்கள்"
Palani BharathiD. ImmanHarini4:00
2."Poovil Oru Idhalaga Piranthirunthal
பூவில் ஒரு இதழாக பிறந்திருந்தால்"
Palani BharathiKiran  
3."Kanbathenna Kanavo Kanimazhalai Ninaivo
காண்பதென்ன கனவோ கனிமழலை நினைவோ"
Palani BharathiKiran  
4."Kalyana Karunyaam Nithya
கல்யாண காருண்யாம் நித்யா"
Palani BharathiKiran  
5."Vazhi Meethu Vizhi Vaithu Kaathirukindren
வழி மீது விழி வைத்து காத்திருக்கின்றேன்"
Palani BharathiKiran  
6."Kanavil Karuvai Sumakindrom
கனவில் கருவை சுமக்கின்றோம்"
Palani BharathiKiran  
7."Achamillai Achamillai
அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை"
Mahakavi Subramaniya BharathiKiran  
8."Pirar Vaada Pala Seyalgal Seidhu
பிறர் வாட பல செயல்கள் செய்து"
Mahakavi Subramaniya BharathiKiran  
9."Vanam Pole Valimaikkonda
வானம் போலே வலிமைக்கொண்ட"
Palani BharathiKiran 4:14
10."Nallothor Veenai Seithe
நல்லதோர் வீணை செய்தே"
Mahakavi Subramaniya BharathiKiran  
11."Manathil Uruthi Vendum
மனதில் உறுதி வேண்டும்"
Mahakavi Subramaniya BharathiKiran  
12."Singara Tamizhe
சிங்கார தமிழே"
Palani BharathiKiran 2:29

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Role Result
2005 Pace Awards[50] Best Television Actress Devayani Abinaya Won
Mylapore Academy Awards[51] Best Actress Devayani Abinaya Won
Galatta Nakshatra Awards[citation needed] Best Friend Female Deepa Venkat Usha Won
2006 Tamil Nadu State Television Awards[52][better source needed] Best Villain Male Ajay Kapoor Aadhithya Won
Best Achiever V. Thiruselvam Tholkappiyan Won
Best Music Director Kiran Won
2007 Tamil Nadu State Television Awards[53] Best Television Serial (First Prize) Kolangal Won
Best Actress Devayani Abinaya Won
Best Supporting Actress Sathyapriya Karpagam Won
2008 Vivel Chinna Thirai Awards[54][55] Best Screenplay V. Thiruselvam Tholkappiyan Won
Best Producer B. Srinivasan Won
Best Actress Devayani Abinaya Nominated
2009 Tamil Nadu State Television Awards[56] Best Story P. R. Balasubramanian
(Devi Bala)
Won
2010 Sun Kudumbam Awards[57][58] Best Supporting Actor V. Thiruselvam Tholkappiyan Won
Best Supporting Actress Poornima Indrajith Menaka/Chellamma Won
Best Male Villain Ajay Kapoor Aadhithya Won
Best Director V. Thiruselvam Tholkappiyan Won
Best Director (Special Prize) V. Thiruselvam Tholkappiyan Won
Best Screenwriter V. Thiruselvam Tholkappiyan Won
Best Actress Devayani Abinaya Nominated
Best Mother Sathyapriya Karpagam Nominated
Best Father Mohan Sharma Eeswaramoorthy Nominated
Best Mother-in-law Nalini Alamelu Nominated

Adaptations

The serial has been remade in Kannada language as Rangoli broadcast on Udaya TV and in Hindi language as Maayke Se Bandhi Dor broadcast on STAR Plus and as Alpona on Mohua Bangla.[3][59] It is also dubbed in 2 languages; The Malayalam language dubbed version was Kolangal on Surya TV and the Telugu language version was Muthyala Muggu on Gemini TV

Reception

Kolangal was one of the highest-rated Indian and Tamil soap opera which garnered ratings ranging between 23 and 26 TVR.[60] Between 20 December 2004 to 13 January 2005 it had a rating of 25.68 TVR.[61] In September 2007, it maintained its top position with 21.58 TVR.[62]

See also

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