Kanaa Kaanum Kaalangal Kalloori Saalai is a drama series which got aired on the Star Vijay channel. It is a Tamil language show which got broadcasted every weekday from Monday to Friday. It focussed on the story of a group of school going friends and their journey through their teen years. It is among the first shows to get aired on Indian television in the Tamil language which focuses chiefly on adolescence along with the challenges it brings to our school life. The show is a sequel to the mega-hit series and became one of the trendsetters of its time. It went on to topping the TRP ratings amidst Tamil serials when it was being telecasted. It is a sequel to the series titled Kanaa Kaanum Kalangal. It was the show which started it all and achieved a cult following amidst the viewers. It got appreciated owing to the original story, and real life feels to the stories and characters.
The dialogues got filled with local lingos and slangs which truly reflected teenagers and their thought processes. The original got followed up with another sequel which got titled Kanaa Kaanum Kaalangal Kallooriyin Kadhai. This too got loved by the audience members but did not enjoy the success the original enjoyed. Having said that, however, it was still among one of the most popular and widely followed series of that time. Kanaa Kaanum Kaalangal Kalloori Saalai is thus the third edition in this series and follows up on the events of the previous two seasons and the lives of the central characters.
We have our beloved protagonists in the clutches of their teen years and handling the pressures which come with growing up, their parents’ expectations, study pressures, and love or the lack thereof. They deal with the numerous challenges which come in their lives. Not earth shattering once look back at them ten years down the line, but which we all can relate to having gone through in our teen years. The cast for the original Kanaa Kaanum Kalangal had a slew of fresh faces selected for the leading roles. In fact, Star Vijay had conducted a wide talent search for students between the age of fourteen and twenty-two years.
Only the roles assigned to Hemalatha as well as Ligeswaran were pre-decided since they had prior experience in acting. All the others selected were actually students who acted for the very first time. The final team selected consisted the now well-known names of Shiva, Irfan, Hari Haran, Balaji, Monisha, Madhu, Iyappan, Stalin, Kiran, Priya, Poornima, Haritha, Dinesh, Siva, Ravikumar, Chander, Ramesh, Sriram, and Raghavendra.