Chellamay is one among the most watched serials on Sun TV. It was created by Radhika Sarathkumar. Ponkumaran wrote the serial and Sulaiman directed it. It was first telecasted on 14th September 2009. The entire plot of the story is around a character called Chellamma. Radhika Sarathkumar plays this key role. Radaan Media works produced this serial.
Aavudai has 3 sons and one daughter who is Chellama. They hail from a normal family and struggle a lot to earn their bread daily in a small village in Tamil Nadu. Then they decide to migrate to Chennai, where they seek help from Aavudai’s close friend Thavasi (Delhi Ganesh). They start a small motel which becomes a grand success overnight due to the culinary skills of the team. Now Aavudai wanted to become a successful entrepreneur. But Thavasi does not like this and is jealous. So he plans many ways to stop this. Aavudai seeks help of Thavasi to invest in the hotel business, but Thavasi rejects his appeal. Later Aavudai gets help from his only sister who pledges her jewels for this purpose. The hotel business picks up well and Aavudai’s family becomes wealthy now. Chellama is married now and the family story goes on.
Meanwhile, Thavasi wants to create problem and hence brings a girl to create a problem with Aavudai’s family, as he knows that Vadaimalai can be easily seduced. The final stages of the serial goes good as Chellama gains hand over Thavasi and the serial ends on a good note. The serial ended on 18th January 2013. The serial had about 845 episodes in total. Few characters were Vasu Vikram, Rajkanth, Devi Priya, Radha Ravi, Saakshi Siva, Ravikumar, Dev Anand, Venkat, Sonia, Saimantha, Kalidas, Latha Rao and Pasi Sathya. The genre of this serial is Drama and Dhina was the music director for Chellamay.
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Chellamay in Tamil means “Darling” is telecasted in Sun TV from 2009 to 2013 from Monday to Friday. Chellame serial was created by Raadhika Sarathkumar, is also played the Female Lead Role named Chellama. Also, this mega serial has a history of 5 directors - O.N.Rathnam for the 721st Episode, Sulaiman K.Babu for Episode 551 to 720, CJ Baskar for Episode 366 to 550, E.Vikramathithan for Episode 140 to 365, A.Jawahar for Episode 1 to 139. First it started to air from September 14, 2009 and ran until January 18, 2013. This was a sequel to Arasi and prequel to Vani Rani which was again played by Raadhika Sarathkumar for the lead role. This serial was dubbed in Telugu and was broadcast in Gemini TV as Chittemmay.
Avudaiappan played by Ravikumar is a widower with three sons, Kadarkaraiyaandi played by Radharavi, Solaimalai played by Vishwanath and Maniarasu played by Ashwin & only one lovable daughter Chellamma role played by Raadhika Sarathkumar. His sister Thazhaiyamma played by Subhashini is a widow with three sons, Vadaimalai played by Saakshi Siva, Sundaramoorthy played by Sathya and Rathnavelu played by Sekar Muthu & three daughters, Kalaivaani played by Soniya, Azhagamma played by Vandhana and Amudha played by Neelima Rani. She stays with Avudaiappan's family. Avudaiappan being the only earner in this joint family faces tough time to run his family with a very low salary. Still this does not stop him from being very affectionate with everyone. What sort of troubles and hiccups comes upon this family is what all about Chellamay deals about. Radhika Sarathkumar, born on August 21 1962 in Colombo, has acted more than 150 movies including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada, then acted in 8 Tamil serials. She has also produced 5 movies and owns Raadan Television production company. She has won 4 Filmfare Awards, 3 Tamil Nadu Sate Film Awards, 1 Nandi Award and 1 National Film Award.