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Roja (TV series)

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Roja
File:Roja (TV series).jpg
GenreSoap opera
Written bySaregama Story Crew
Story
Vasubharathy
Dialogues
Selvam Subbhaiya
Guru Sampath Kumar
Screenplay byS.Sekkizhar (1-410)
V.Padmavathy (411-present)
Directed by
  • Dhanush (Episodes 1-48)
  • V. Sadhasivam (Episodes 49-Present)
Creative director(s)Prince Immanuels
Starring
Theme music composerRavi Raghav
Opening theme" Kavithai Polai Vandhale Roja "
M. M. Manasi (Vocals)
Arun Bharathi (Lyrics)
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Tamil
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes569 as 29/02/2020
Production
Production location(s)Chennai
CinematographyR.V.Parthiba Krishnan
Editor(s)K. Shankar
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeapprox. 20-25 minutes per episode
Production company(s)Saregama
Release
First shown inIndia
Original release9 April 2018 (2018-04-09) –
present
External links
[{{#property:P856}} Website]
Production website

Amazon.com Logo.png Search Roja (TV series) on Amazon.Roja (English: Rose Flower) is a 2018 Tamil language family soap opera which is directed by V. Sadashivam starring Sibbu Suryan and Priyanka Nalkari.[1] It started airing on Sun TV from 9 April 2018 and is produced by Saregama.[2] the serial aired on Sun TV from 5 May 2020 every Monday to Saturday at 1:30 PM IST.

Plot[edit]

The story starts with Tiger Manickam and Shenbagam on their car with their daughter Anu. A car accident occurs, where Tiger gets into a coma, Shenbagam presumably dies, and Anu is lost. This accident was planned by Tiger's brother Sethu and Sethu's friend Maruthanaayagam. Anu is adopted with the name Roja by Shanthamoorty, who raises her in his orphanage. Many years later, Roja is grown up, but then a criminal named Bhaiya Ganesh enters the orphanage secretly in order to molest the girls. Eventually a girl in the ashramam named Priya and Maruthanaayagam's daughter Saakshi kill Bhaiya Ganesh, and put the blame on Shanthamoorthy, who is then arrested. Roja is also unaware of her heritage as the daughter of Tiger Manickam and Shenbagam. Priya meanwhile, finds Roja's childhood items which Roja had when she was with Tiger and Shenbagam, and Priya goes to Tiger Manickam and lies to him that she is his daughter. Priya is then named Anu. Anu is also well-affiliated with Shenbagam's family. Roja, in order to bring Shanthamoorthy back, marries renowned Lawyer Arjun Prathap on a contractual basis for one year who agrees to help Roja. Arjun is actually the nephew of Shenbagam and belongs to Shenbagam's family. Arjun receives Roja's consent to dissolve the marriage after exactly one year by getting signatures in a mutual consent agreement. Roja accepts this agreement so that Arjun could become involved in a case related to her foster father. Arjun dislikes love and marriage due to his traumatic past involving his friend Venu's demise, but indulges in the contractual marriage in an attempt to prevent the marriage between him and Anu.

The entire family except Arjun's mother Kalpana and his siblings hate Roja because she took Anu's spot. Annapoorani, who is Arjun and Anu's grandmother and Shenbagam's mother hates Roja the most. Anu teams up with Annapoorani's evil daughter Yashoda and son-in-law Balu and try to get Roja out of the house several times. Yashoda hates Roja because Roja once humiliated her. Roja tries several times to find out her heritage, and Shantamoorthy's case, but she is stopped by Anu. Eventually Roja and Arjun fall in love with each other and the contractual marriage is forgotten. A police office called Chandrakantha who has a mysterious past also decides to help Arjun with the Bhaiya Ganesh murder case. When she is close to figuring the mystery, she is stopped by the Commissioner Gowtham Nath, who is affiliated with Saakshi.

Annapoorani's sister Kamakshi visits from Canada once, and she along with Arjun, Roja, and Kalpana try to find out Roja's past and if Anu is actually Shenbagam's daughter or not. Annapoorani is very sad that everyone is against Anu, and visits 108 temples and leaves the family. Kamakshi leaves India. Anu and Yashoda plan to kill Roja, but Roja only loses her eyesight. Arjun and Kalpana visit Arulvakku Amuthanayagi and seek help to restore Roja's eyesight. Arjun, on the advice of Amuthanayagi, does severe penance and brings Roja's eyesight back. After Roja's eyesight comes back, Annapoorani and Kamakshi return. Annapoorani has developed much more hatred for Arjun and Roja when she returns. Annapoorani decides to make Anu marry Arjun's brother Ashwin, but Ashwin likes a girl named Pooja. Ashwin and Pooja try to marry each other (with the help of Arjun, Roja, and Kamakshi) but are stopped by Annapoorani. Annapoorani makes arrangements for Ashwin- Anu marriage and Ashwin agrees reluctantly after Pooja gets kidnapped. However, Arjun saves Pooja in the last minute and stops the marriage. The story unfolds to show how Roja realises her dream of opening the orphanage with the help of Arjun amongst love, betrayal, hate and her past, how Arjun and Roja help Ashwin unite with Pooja, and how they try to find out if Anu is actually Shenbagam's daughter or not. More twists arrive when it is revealed that Shenbagam is actually alive, but she has forgotten her past and lives as a nurse named Saraswati. A court case is also filed by Arjun against Anu to prove that she isn't Shenbagam's daughter but sadly the DNA result is in Anu's favour as the blood samples were changed by her evil friend Sakshi. Later, Sarawasti (Shenbagam) somehow meets their family astrologer and she cleverly tells her to follow her heart and search for her blood relations.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Sibbu Suryan as Arjun Prathap: He is a famous criminal lawyer; Roja's husband.
  • Priyanka Nalkari as Roja Arjun Prathap: Arjun's wife; she is the real Anu.
  • Shamili Sukumar as Priya: She fakes in the identity of Anu.

Supporting[edit]

  • Vadivukkarasi as Annapoorani Vijayakumar: Pratap, Shenbagam and Yashodha's mother
  • Gayathri Shastry as Kalpana Prathap: Arjun, Ashwin and Deepa's mother
  • Sowmya Sharada → Sunitha as Saakshi Marudhanayagam (Antagonist): Priya's best friend.
  • Sumathi Shree as Sumathi
  • Shiva as Prathap: Arjun, Ashwin and Deepa's father
  • Rajesh[3] as Tiger Manickam: Roja's biological father and a famous criminal lawyer
  • K. Natraj as Shanthamurthy: Roja's foster father. He is an orphanage caretaker
  • Ramya Ramakrishna as Yashodha Balachandran: Malar and Koushik's mother
  • Dev Anand Sharma as Balachandran: Yashodha's husband
  • Dr. Sharmila as Shenbagam Manickam / Saraswathi: Roja's biological mother; Arjun's paternal aunt
  • Latha Sabapathi as Canada Kamakshi: Annapoorani's elder sister
  • Dubbing Janaki as Baalu's mother
  • S. V. S. Kumar as Baalu's father
  • Akhila Ramanamoorthy as Deepa Prathap: Arjun's younger sister
  • Hussain A. K. as Navaneetha Krishnan: Arjun's assistant
  • Venkat Renganathan as Ashwin Prathap: Arjun's younger brother
  • Smriti Kashyap as Pooja Ashwin Pratap: Ashwin's wife
  • Sowmiya Ravindran as Shwetha: Roja's friend and housemate
  • Kavithalaya Krishnan as Purushotthaman: Pooja's father
  • Shanthi Anandraj as Prema Purushotthaman: Pooja's mother
  • Girish as Sethu: "Tiger" Manickam's brother
  • Shoba Rani → Rekha Suresh as Theivanai Sethu: Sethu's wife
  • SD Ganesh as Ranjith: Sethu's son
  • Sasindhar Pushpalingam as "Bhaiya" Ganesh
  • Rani as Inspector Chandrakantha
  • Neshaanth as Santosh.
  • Manoharan Krishnan as Marudhanayagam: Saakshi's father
  • Surjith Ansary as Rajesh
  • Sathish Kumar as Shiva
  • Shwetha as Lakshmi
  • Vanitha Hariharan as Ponni
  • Monika as Mallika
  • Saif as Chinnathambi

Guests[edit]

  • Anuradha Krishnamoorthy as Judge Sivagami
  • Rani as Indra Sena
  • Anbalaya Prabhakaran as Vijayakumar: Annapoorani's husband
  • Murali Mohan as Mahalingam: Annapoorani's brother
  • P. R. Varalakshmi as Arulvakhu Amuthanayaki
  • Ujjayinee Roy as Chamundeshwari
  • Nadhiya as herself[4]
  • Giri Dwarakish as Dharmadurai: Priya's fake father
  • Vinodhini as Thangapavanu: Priya's fake mother

Original soundtrack[edit]

Title song[edit]

It was written by lyricist Arun Bharathi, composed by the music director X.Paulraj, and sung by M. M. Manasi.

Soundtrack[edit]

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1.""Kavithai Pole Vandhale Roja"
"கவிதை போலே வந்தாளே ரோஜா""
Arun BharathiM. M. Manasi2:00

Remakes[edit]

Language Title Network(s) Airing history References
Kannada Sevanthi Udaya TV 25 February 2019 – present [5]
Telugu Roja Gemini TV 11 March 2019 – present [6]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Role Result
2018 Sun Kudumbam Awards 2018 Best Emerging Couple Sibbu Suryan & Priyanka Nalkari Arjun & Roja Won
2019 Galatta Nakshathra Awards 2019 Best Debut Actor of the Year (Male) Sibbu Suryan Arjun Won
Best Debut Actor of the Year (Female) Priyanka Nalkari Roja Nominated
Best Serial Nominated

Crossover Episodes and Special Episodes[edit]

  • From 13 May 2019 - 18 May 2019 in Episodes 325 - 330, Roja had a crossover with Lakshmi Stores.[7]
  • On February 9, 2020, the serial held a 1-hour special episode from 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM.

References[edit]

  1. "Cast and crew of TV serial Roja rejoice as it completes 300 episodes". The Times of India. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "TV show Roja completes one year; actress Priyanka Nalkari thanks everyone". The Times of India. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "மீண்டும் சின்னத்திரைக்கு வந்தார் ராஜேஷ்" (in தமிழ்). cinema.dinamalar.com. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  4. "Actress Nadhiya to make her TV comeback with 'Roja'". The Times of India. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "New daily soap ' Sevanthi' to launch today". The Times of India. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "Telugu Remake of Roja to launch soon". Times of India. 2019-02-25. Retrieved 2020-01-01. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "சங்கமம் முடிஞ்சு போச்சு... ரோஜா லட்சுமி ஸ்டோர்ஸ் குடும்பம் பிரிஞ்சு போச்சு...!" [Roja and Lakshmi stores families depart as sangamam coming to end]. Oneindia (in தமிழ்). 2019-05-20. Retrieved 2020-01-01.