Son in-law
GenreSoap opera
Written byRamanan Script Works
Screenplay byRamanan Script Works
Story byRamanan Script Works
Directed byFrancis Kathiravan
StarringSenthil Kumar
Sreeja Chandran
Theme music composerIlayavan
Opening themeIlayavan
Country of originIndia
Original languageTamil
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes241
ProducersR. Atharsha
R. Bharathy Pirabhakaran
Jagan Manju
CinematographyM. Antony
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeapprox. 20-22 minutes per episode
Production companyFiction Team
Original networkSTAR Vijay
Picture format576i(SD)
Original release14 November 2016 (2016-11-14) –
6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
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Mappillai is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language soap opera starring Senthil Kumar and Sreeja Chandran. STAR Vijay initially broadcast the series on weeknights at 9:00PM (IST), with the debut episode screened on 14 November 2016.[1] On 26 June 2017, the broadcast time of the show was changed to 8:00PM (IST).

The show reunited actor-actress couple, Senthil Kumar and Sreeja Chandran, who previously starred together in television soap operas Madhurai, and the first season of Saravanan Meenatchi.[2][3][4] The show ended from 6 October 2017 with 241 Episodes.


It is a story about Senthil (Senthil Kumar) who is forced to live in his mother-in law's house which isn't a dignity according to Tamil people. Further, the show deals with the difficulties he goes through in Jaya`s (Sreeja Chandran) house because of her parents and how a husband supports his wife in achieving success in her life.

Main cast

Recurring cast

Airing history

The show started airing on Vijay TV on 14 November 2016 and It aired on Monday through Friday at 9:00PM (IST). Later its timing changed Starting from Monday 26 June 2017, the show was shifted to airs Monday through Friday at 8:00PM (IST) time Slot. A new show named Bigg Boss Tamil replaced this show at 9:00PM (IST).

Aired Time Episodes
14 November 2016 (2016-11-14) - 23 June 2017 (2017-06-23) Monday - Friday
9:00PM (IST)
26 June 2017 (2017-06-26) - 6 October 2017 (2017-10-06) Monday - Friday
8:00PM (IST)
165 - 241

Awards and nominations

In 2017, at its Vijay Television Awards, the channel gave its Nominated nine Category awards and This series was won Four awards.

Year Award Category Recipient Role Result
2017 [6][7] Vijay Television Awards Favourite Screen Pair Senthil & Sreeja Senthil Kumar & Jaya Won
Best Mamiyar Sabitha Anand Sharadha Won
Favourite Comedian Fiction Anbazhagan Anbu Won
Best Cinematographer M. Antony Himself Won
Favourite Actor Senthil Kumar Senthil Kumar Nominated
Favourite Actress Sreeja Chandran Jaya Nominated
Best Mother Sabitha Anand Sharadha Nominated
Best Negative role Viji Kannan Parvathi Nominated
Best Family Mappillai Nominated

International broadcast

The Series was released on 14 November 2016 on Vijay TV and Vijay TV HD.



  1. ^ a b "In Maapilai, story revolves around the son-in-law".
  2. ^ ""மாப்பிள்ளை"... மீண்டும் விஜய் டிவியில் உங்கள் அபிமான "செந்தில்- ஸ்ரீஜா"!".
  3. ^ a b "Senthil, Sreeja back on the small screen".
  4. ^ "Mappillai New Serial on Vijay TV". /
  5. ^ "I got identity in Mappillai says Janani". /
  6. ^ "Vijay TV Awards 2017 on May 6".
  7. ^ "Watch Vijay Awards at 3 pm today".