Pandian Stores
Pandian Stores serial.jpg
GenreFamily Drama
Created byPriya thambi
Screenplay byPriya thambi
Directed by
  • Siva Sekar (episodes 1-550)
  • David Charlie (551–present)
Theme music composerIlaiyavan
Country of originIndia
Original languageTamil
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes953
  • S. Jeyalakshmi
  • VENUS infotainment
Production locationKundrakudi, Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu
CinematographyV. Venkatesh
  • V. Shakthi
  • T.Vinoth Nathan
Running timec. 20–22 minutes per episode
Production companyVenus Infotainment
Original networkStar Vijay
Original release1 October 2018 (2018-10-01) –

Pandian Stores is a 2018 Indian Tamil language television series airing on Star Vijay. The show stars Sujitha, Stalin, V J Chitra, Venkat Renganathan, Hema Rajkumar, Kumaran Thangarajan, Kaavyaarivumani, Saravana Vickram and Saai Gayathri.[1]


Pandian's four sons (Sathyamoorthy, Jeevanandham, Kathiravan and Kannan) runs Pandian Stores, a famous grocery store in their town Kundrakudi. Sathyamoorthy, the eldest son of the Pandiyan family, struggles to take care of his three kid brothers Jeeva, Kathir, and Kannan. He also lives with his widowed and Paralyzed mother Lakshmi. As Sathyamoorthy was engaged to his uncle Murugan's elder daughter Malli, who is not interested in marrying him as he is poor and elopes during the Wedding day.

Dhanalakshmi, A well educated courageous girl enters the life of Sathyamoorthy against her family's wishes and leads the Pandian stores family to get well settled. She raised her Brothers-in-law as her own sons.

Many Years later, Jeeva, Kathir and Kannan are now adults. Jeeva gets engaged to Malli's younger sister, Mullai, who loves him since her childhood. But, Jeeva was in love with his collegemate Meenakshi who comes from a rich family. So, Mullai gets married to Kathir instead of Jeeva. Kannan, the last son of the family, elopes with Dhanam's sister-in-law's adopted daughter Aishwarya. The rest of the story concentrates on the incidents that happens at joint family.

The story revolves around Dhanam, about how she unites the joint family after the entry of the new Daughters-in-law, Meena, Mullai and Aishwarya.




Special appearances



The Indian Express quoted the series as "A simple serial with no violence, hostility, envy!".[3]


The highest TRP in week 36 the special episode of the character Meena's baby shower aired on 11 September 2020, garnered 11.462 million impressions becoming the most watched Tamil GEC program of the week and the first Star Vijay program to enter the top five.[4][5] The special three-hour episode of the naming ceremony of Meena's baby aired on 23 November 2020 in week 49 garnered 10.987 million impressions occupying third position.[6][7][8]

Week and year BARC viewership (Tamil GEC)
Impressions (in millions) Ranking Ref.
Week 36, 2020 11.462 1 [5]
Week 49, 2020 10.987 3 [8]
Week 51, 2020 10.097 2 [9]
Week 30, 2021 10.761 3 [10]
Week 32, 2021 12.212 1 [11]
Week 37, 2021 13.987 1 [12]



Kavitha Gowda was signed to play the role Meenakshi (Meena), But left the serial after making a only promo appearance. She was then replaced by Hema Rajkumar.[13] Venkat Subha had played the role Jagannathan. But after his death, He was replaced by Ravichandran.[14] Chitra Kamaraj acted in the role of Mullai. She Was replaced by Kaavya Arivumani due to her sudden demise.[15] Nellai Siva, a well known supporting actor, played the role Kumaresan, His character was written out of the serial after his death due to COVID-19.[16] The role Aishwarya was initially played by Vaishali Taniga. She left the role in December 2020. After that VJ Deepika Lakshmanapandian replaced her till September 2021. At present the role is being played by Saai Gayathri.[citation needed]


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in India, Pandian Stores, and all other Indian television series and films production were suspended from 27 March 2020.[17] The show commenced telecasting new episodes from 27 July 2020.[18]

Crossovers and special episodes


Language Title Original release Network(s) Last aired Notes Ref.
Tamil Pandian Stores
பாண்டியன் ஸ்டோர்ஸ்
1 October 2018 Star Vijay Ongoing Original
Telugu Vadinamma
6 May 2019 Star Maa 21 March 2022 Remake [24][25]
Kannada Varalakshmi Stores
ವರಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ಸ್ಟೋರೀಸ್
17 June 2019 Star Suvarna 16 April 2020 [26]
Marathi Sahkutumb Sahaparivar
सहकुटुंब सहपरिवार
24 February 2020 Star Pravah Ongoing [27][28]
Bengali Bhaggolokkhi
31 August 2020 Star Jalsha 21 March 2021 [29][30]
Malayalam Santhwanam
21 September 2020 Asianet Ongoing [31]
Hindi Gupta Brothers
गुप्ता ब्रदर्स
5 October 2020 Star Bharat 26 January 2021 [32][33]
Pandya Store
पंड्या स्टोर
25 January 2021 StarPlus Ongoing [34][35]


  1. ^ "Pandian Stores crosses 300 episodes milestone". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Vasanth Vasi joins the cast of Pandian Stores". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "பாண்டியன் ஸ்டோர்ஸ்: வன்மம், குரோதம், பொறாமை இல்லாத ஒரு இயல்பான சீரியல்!". The Indian Express.
  4. ^ a b "'Pandian Stores' to celebrate Hema Rajkumar aka Meena's baby shower soon; watch". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 April 2021.
  5. ^ a b "வேட்டைக்காரன் படத்தை டிஆர்பியில் அடித்து நொறுக்கிய பாண்டியன் ஸ்டோர்ஸ் குடும்ப வளைகாப்பு விழா!". Asiaville. Archived from the original on 6 April 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Pandian Stores to celebrate the naming ceremony of Meena's daughter". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "WEEK 47 - DATA: Saturday, 21st November 2020 To Friday, 27th November 2020". BARC India. Archived from the original on 10 December 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Do you know which serial was leading last week? Details released". Cineulagam.
  9. ^ "WEEK 47 - DATA: Saturday, 21th November 2020 To Friday, 27th November 2020". BARC India. Archived from the original on 10 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Pandian Stores back to Top 3 positions in TN with huge ratings".
  11. ^ "Pandian Stores back to No.1 in TN". Archived from the original on 26 December 2021.
  12. ^ "The most emotional storyline of Pandian Stores becomes the trendsetter in TN". Archived from the original on 26 December 2021.
  13. ^ "Actress Kavitha Gowda quits Pandian Stores". Behind talkies. 26 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Tamil actor Venkat Subha dies of Covid-19 in Chennai".
  15. ^ "Popular TV actor and host VJ Chitra found dead in Chennai hotel room". The News Minute. 9 December 2020. Archived from the original on 9 December 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  16. ^ "Tamil actor Nellai Siva dies at 69". The Indian Express. 11 May 2021. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  17. ^ "Coronavirus: The 'serial' killer". The New Indian Express.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. ^ Kumar, Pradeep (23 July 2020). "Caution is key as Tamil TV serials resume shooting, fresh episodes to air from July 27". The Hindu.((cite news)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ "Flashback Episodes of Pandian Stores". Archived from the original on 26 December 2021.
  20. ^ "Pandian Stores special episodes got terrible ratings in BARC!".
  21. ^ "Pandian Stores - Bharathi Kannama serials mega Sangamam". One India. 6 January 2020.
  22. ^ "பாண்டியன் ஸ்டோர்ஸ், பாக்கியலட்சுமி சீரியல் சங்கமம்!". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 April 2021.
  23. ^ "How COVID-19 changed the Tamil TV serials landscape". 3 July 2021.
  24. ^ "Vadinamma bags a position in the top 5 TV shows in Telugu". The Times of India.
  25. ^ "వదినమ్మ సీరియల్‌లో ఇదే అసలైన ట్విస్ట్..." CNN News18 (in Telugu). Archived from the original on 5 April 2021.
  26. ^ "Watch Varalakshmi Stores from today". The Times of India. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  27. ^ "Sunil Barve and Nandita Dhuri starrer 'Sahakutumb Sahaparivar' to premiere soon". The Times of India.
  28. ^ "'सहकुटुंब सहपरिवार'सह सुनील-नंदिता पहिल्यांदाच येत आहेत प्रेक्षकांच्या भेटीला". Marathi Hindustan Times (in Marathi). Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  29. ^ "Family-drama Bhaagyalakshmi to launch on August 31". The Times of India.
  30. ^ "মাত্র ৮ মাসের মধ্যেই বন্ধ হয়ে যাচ্ছে 'ভাগ্যলক্ষ্মী' ধারাবাহিক, অন্ধকারে কলাকুশলীরা!". CNN News18 (in Bashkir). 17 March 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  31. ^ "Pandian Stores In Malayalam – Team Vaanambadi Again For Asianet". Kerala TV. 9 September 2020.
  32. ^ "Gupta Brothers: Chaar Kunware From Ganga Kinare is Star Bharat's latest offering". Tribune India. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  33. ^ "Star Bharat launches dramedy 'Gupta Brothers Chaar Kunware from Ganga Kinaare'". Best Media Info. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  34. ^ "Hiten Tejwani to play the male lead in Mahesh Pandey's next". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  35. ^ "Parineeta Borthakur cast opposite Hiten Tejwani in Mahesh Pandey's 'Khandaan'". The Times Of India. Retrieved 25 January 2021.