The drama TV show showcases the struggle of a dusky girl to succeed in life. It is the story of a talented singer who faces discrimination due to her complexion. However, her problems start after marriage when she sets out on a journey to make a career in music. The ongoing Tamil TV show has till now aired 121 episodes with a duration of 20 to 22 minutes for each episode.
The Tamil drama TV Show Karthigai Deepam was released on 5th December, 2022 on the ZEE5 OTT platform.
This show is based on Zee Bangla’s TV Show Krishnakoli. The story revolves around a middle class-girl, Deepa who is a talented singer. The girl believes that her complexion matches that of Lord Karthikeyan’s skin. She meets Karthikeyan, a successful entrepreneur, and gets married to him. But her life changes drastically when she faces discrimination for her dusky complexion in her musical journey. Will Deepa succeed and create an identity for herself? Will she be able to stand against societal norms?
Cast - Character
Karthik Raj – Karthikeyan
Arthika – Deepa
Meera Krishnan – Abirami/ Nachiyar
Rajesh - Dharmalingam
Tamil Selvi – Janaki
Madhu Mohan- Arunachalam
Vichithra – Rajashree
Riya Choudhary – Meenakshi
Janani Deva – Roopashree
Nimesh Sagar – Anand Arunachalam
Vandana Michael/ Shubha Raksha – Aishwarya
Ayub VJ – Arun Arunachalam
Reshmaa – Dharmalingam’s daughter-in-law
Sathya Sudha – Dharmalingam’s son
Sri Varshan Chinraj – Dharmalingam’s son
Dinesh Gopalsamy – Shiva
Smriti Kashyap – Nakshathra
Sharmila Thapa - Thilaga
Director – V. Sathasivam
Producer – Shruthi Narayanan and Vinodha Narayanan
Dialogues – Baskar Sakthi
Screenplay – Sargunam Pungaraj Sai Pirasanth
Cinematography – Kesavan
Editor – S. Arul
1. Roshini Haripriyan was initially approached to play the female lead role, Deepa but she declined.
2. Karthik Raj bagged the role after his break from Sembaruthi which ended on 31st July, 2022.
3. The name of the show is also the name of a Hindu festival that is celebrated in Tamil Nadu.
A1. There are four adaptations of Karthigai Deepam available in Bengali, Telugu, Bhojpuri, and Malayalam languages.
A2. The opening theme Irulellame Olimayamagum is composed by Hariharan.
|Show Released Date|
5 Dec 2022