television series

Sembaruthi (Tamil: செம்பருத்தி) (transl. Hibiscus) is a popular Indian Tamil-language romance and family drama on Zee Tamil starring Karthik Raj and Shabana Shajahan, both of them became a popular pair on television with Priya Raman in the lead roles. Later VJ Agni replaced Karthik Raj as the male lead.[1] While VJ Kathir, Sanjay Kumar Asrani, Lakshmi, Dheepthi Kapil and VJ Mounika playing in supporting roles.[2] It is currently airing every day.

GenreSoap opera
Developed byZee Tamil
Directed by
  • Ram Kumaradhas (Episode 1-100)
  • Sulaiman. K. Babu (Episode 101-455)
  • P. Neeravi Pandian (Episodes 456-852)
  • M. Shankar (Episode 853-present)
  • Priya Raman
  • Shabana Shajahan
  • VJ Agni
Theme music composerVishal Chandrasekhar
Opening theme"Un Peyaril"
(Wedding Song)
Ending theme"Sondhangal Serndhade"
Country of originIndia
Original languageTamil
ProducerBala Sundaram
Production locationTamil Nadu
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeapprox. 22–24 minutes per episode
Original release
NetworkZee Tamil
ReleaseOctober 16, 2017 (2017-10-16) –
Mudda Mandaram

This series started from 16 October 2017 on Everyday at 9.00PM (IST) time slot. The story is about a maid Parvathi marries a rich man Aadhitya against his mother Akhilandeshwari.

Synopsis change

The story about a rich, strong-willed and stubborn woman, Akhilandeshwari and her elder son Aadhitya's intense love story with Parvathi, a servant working as a cook and how issues spiral out of control to affect their relationship. And also his brother Arun and his wife Aishwarya supports them. Their marriage would be the plot of the story and how the pair faces various turmoils occurring in the form of Vanaja and her cronies forms the rest of the story.

Cast change

Main cast change

  • Priya Raman as Aadhikadavur Akhilandeshwari Purshothaman; Aadhitya's mother[3]
  • Shabana Shajahan as Parvathi Aadhitya; Aadhitya's wife[4]
  • Karthik Raj → VJ Agni as Aadhitya (Aadhi); Parvathi's husband and Akhilandeshwari's first son

Supporting cast change

  • Oorvambu Lakshmi as Vanaja; Co-Sister of the Akilandeshwari and Main Antagonist
  • Janani Ashok Kumar → Dheepthi Kapil as Aishwarya Arun; Arun's wife[5]
  • VJ Kathir as Arun; Aishwarya's husband and Akhilandeshwari's second son
  • Sanjay Kumar Asrani as Purshothaman; Akhilandeshwari's husband
  • VJ Mounika as Nandhini; Aadhitya's ex-fiancée and secondary Antagonist
  • Narasimha Raju as Sundaram; Parvathi's father
  • Jayanthi as Pattamma; A faithfull of Akilandeshwari's family
  • Singapore Deepan as Vadivelu @ Vadivu; Relative of Vanaja
  • Sanjay as Ganesh; Parvathi's younger brother
  • Manobala as Perumal; a rent house owner
  • Raaghav as JK; An Entrepreneur and Antagonist

Formar cast change

  • Bharatha Naidu as Mithra; Nandini's sister and also other ex-fiancée of Aadhitya (Died in the serial by self shot)
  • Shyam (2018 - 2019) → Saif Ali Khan (2020) as Shyam; Aadhitya's loyal and best friend
  • Jenifer as Uma; Vanaja's simpleton niece
  • VJ Lekha as Sindhu; Akhilandeshwari's Personal Assistant
  • Sridevi Ashok as Nandhini (Replaced by VJ Mounika)
  • Sumathi Sree as Pattamma (Replaced by Jayanthi)
  • Janani Ashok Kumar as Aishwarya Arun (Replaced by Dheepthi)
  • Karthik Raj as Aadhitya (Aadhi) (Replaced by VJ Agni)[6]

Special episode change

On August 2019, Zee Tamil held a grand event to celebrate the success of Sembaruthi.

Lingustic Versions change

The show is remade into Malayalam under the title Chembarathi (TV series) which is being aired on Zee Keralam and also as Paaru on Zee Kannada. [7][8] Language Title Original release Network(s) Episodes (23 June 2020)
1 Telugu Muddha Mandaram
ముద్ద మందిరం
17th November 2014 – 26 December 2019 Zee Telugu 1580
2 Tamil Sembaruthi
9 October 2017-present Zee Tamil Ongoing
3 Malayalam Chembaruthi
26th November 2018-present Zee Keralam Ongoing
4 Kannada Paru
21st December 2018-present Zee Kannada Ongoing

Broadcast change

The Series was released on 16 October 2017 on Zee Tamil and from 16 October 2017 on Zee Tamil HD. The Show was also broadcast internationally on Channel's international distribution.

References change

  1. "Sembaruthi: Karthik Raj to be replaced in the role of Adithya". The Times of India.
  2. "TV Serial Sembaruthi completes 150 episodes". Times of India.
  3. "10-12 years ago, acting in a soap was the death knell for a movie star: Priya Raman". Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  4. "செம்பருத்தி தொடரில் நடிக்கும் ஷபானா" (in Tamil).
  5. "Dheepthi Kapil joins 'Sembaruthi'; shares her excitement with fans". The Times of India.
  6. "'Sembaruthi' Actor Karthik Raj Replaced In The Zee Tamil Show Due To 'unforeseen Reasons'".
  7. "Chembarathi, a new serial". Times of India.
  8. "Watch new serial Paaru from Monday". Times of India.

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