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|Desc||Renowned Tamil Film Director, Shri Bharathiraja lighting the lamp to inaugurate the 13th Mumbai International Film Festival, in Chennai on February 04, 2014. Actress, Smt. Devayani Rajakumaran, the Vice Consul of Consulate General of Russia, Mr. Michael J. Gorbatov and the Addl. Director General (M&C), PIB, Chennai, Shri K.M. Ravindran are also seen.|
|Usage||Government Open Data License – India|
|Released||26 May 2003|
|Ended||4 December 2009|
|Country of origin||India|
|Number of episodes||1533|
|Number of seasons||8|
Kolangal, the Tamil-language television series that premiered in 2003, was a groundbreaking show that explored the lives of women in a patriarchal society. The show, which ran for over 1,000 episodes, was a massive hit in India and abroad, and its impact is still felt today.
At its core, Kolangal was a family drama that revolved around the lives of two sisters, Abi and Anu, and their struggles to navigate the complexities of life in a traditional South Indian family. The show tackled a range of issues, from domestic violence and dowry harassment to gender inequality and the challenges faced by working women.
What set Kolangal apart from other shows of its time was its nuanced portrayal of women. The show's creators, including director R. Sundarrajan and writer Devi Bala, were committed to depicting women as complex, multi-dimensional characters with their own hopes, dreams, and desires. This was a radical departure from the stereotypical portrayals of women in Indian television, which often reduced them to passive, submissive figures.
Kolangal was also notable for its strong performances, particularly by lead actors Devayani and Neha. Devayani, in particular, won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Abi, a woman who defies societal expectations and pursues her dreams of becoming a successful businesswoman.
Overall, Kolangal was a groundbreaking show that challenged the status quo and paved the way for more nuanced portrayals of women in Indian television. Its impact is still felt today, and it remains a beloved classic for fans of Tamil-language television.
1. "Kolangal: A TV show that redefined women's roles on screen." The News Minute, 22 May 2018.
2. "Kolangal: A show that broke the mould." The Hindu, 23 May 2018.
3. "Kolangal: A show that changed the face of Tamil television." India Today, 23 May 2018.
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