Asianet, the Malayalam entertainment channel is set to premiere a brand new serial – Santhwanam. From the makers of super hit show Vanambadi, this exciting new drama series will make its television debut on September 21st, with air times from Monday to Saturday at 7 pm sharp.
Don’t mistake it for the classic 1991 Indian Malayalam movie by the same name. Starring Nedumudi Venu, Meena and Bharathi, the iconic film is renowned for its track ‘Unni Vaavaa Vo, Ponnunni Vaavaa Vo..’.
Santhwanam Story Line- Remake of Panian Stores on Star Vijay
Santhwanam, the official Malayalam remake of Star Vijay Channel’s Pandian Stores, is currently being aired on Asianet. With various versions in different languages such as Vadinamma in Telugu, Varalakshmi Stores in Kannada and Sahakutumb Sahaparivar in Marathi, Santhwanam revolves around Sreedevi and her husband Satyanathan – a couple living with their husband’s siblings and parents like an extended family.
The series centres around the coming together of two families following the union of two new daughters-in-law and shows how harmony can be achieved despite a number of conflicting forces. It is packed with exciting elements including relationships, rivalries and romance between Chippy Ranjith, Rajeev Parameswar, Lakshmi, Girish Nambiar, Sajin, Ambika Gopika and Apsara in lead roles.
Santhwanam is the official Malayalam remake of Star Vijay channel’s Pandian Stores and tells the story of Ananthapadmanabhan and Lekshmi who are running a grocery store in a village and have four sons. The family experiences hardship due to Shankaran (Lakshmi’s brother), ultimately leading to Ananthapadmanabhan’s suicide. After which, Sreedevi enters their lives and slowly helps them out of all troubles.
It premiered on 21 September at 7:00 P.M on Asianet and completed 450+ episodes, receiving high television rating points (TRP). This made it the most popular Malayalam television program as per latest rating data. To watch Santhwanam today’s episode online, one can make use of Disney+Hotstar application if they reside in United States Of America (USA). Furthermore, it is soon expected that Asianet Serials will also be available through Disney+ application.
Rajeev Balakrishnan, Chippy Sreedevi, Girish Harikrishnan, Raksha Aparna (Appu), Sajin Shivaramakrishnan (Shivan), Gopika Anjali, Achu Muralikrishnan (Kannan), Girija Lakshmi Krishnan and Apsara Jayanthi portray the central characters in the popular show Santhwanam. Today’s episode is available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.
Santhwanam Serial Crossed 260 Episodes on Asianet – Latest TRP Ratings
Team Vanambadi rejoined Asianet with the Malayalam version of the popular Pandian Stores and continued to soar with their next project, Santhwanam. After a triumphant run that touched its hundredth episode milestone, the show has become a roaring success on Asianet, topping TRP charts consistently. Centering around family relationships, Sreedevi and Sathyanath play the pivotal characters – both devotedly looking after their younger siblings as if they were their own children. With an utterly unique plot that deviates from conventional content being aired in Kerala, Santhwanam brings an invigorating narrative to television viewers while touching upon themes of spirituality. Chippy Renjith and Rajeev Parameshwar grace us with outstanding performances under Aadithyan’s direction, offering us a viewing experience unlike any other!
|Name||Santhwanam – സാന്ത്വനം|
|Channel||Asianet – Asianet HD – Asianet Middle East|
|Launch Date||21st September|
|Produced By||Chippy Renjith Under the banner Avanthika creations|
|Online Streaming App||Disney+Hotstar App – https://www.hotstar.com/in/tv/santhwanam/1260041452/|
|Star Cast||Chippy Renjith (Sreedevi Balakrishnan), Rajeev Parameshwar (Balakrishnan), Girija Preman (Lakshmi) , Girish Nambiar (Harikrishnan), Raksha Raj (Aparna Harikrishnan), Sajin TP (Shivaramakrishnan), Gopika Anil (Anjali Shivaramakrishnan), Achu Sugandh (Muralikrishnan)|
|Telecast Time||Everyday 7:00 P.M|
|Repeat Airing||03:00 P.M,|
|Related Shows||Kannante Radha , Pournamithinkal, Kasthooriman, Amma Ariyaathe, Kudumbavilakku, Paadatha Painkili, Mounaragam , Koodevide|
TRP Rating of Swanthanam
Malayalam Tv Serial Santhwanam – Asianet – Cast & Crew
1. Bijesh Avanoor
2. Sajin TP
Sajin TP is a rising actor in both the Malayalam Cinema and Serial Industries. He has starred in two feature films, Malayalam and Plus Two, and recently appeared in the popular television serial Santhwanam. His portrayal of Shiva on this show was greatly acclaimed and he gained immense fame for his performance. Sajin was born in Thrissur, Kerala and married famous TV actress Shafna with whom he had a daughter named Ishal Jahan. His movie debut was Plus Two directed by Sevi Chavakkad with co-stars Roshan Basheer and Shhafna. It premiered in 2010 as a movie starring five new actors including Sajin TP himself which ultimately proved to be an impressive start to his career.
3. Priya Thambi
Priya Thambi is an incredibly talented Writer, who has made a name for herself by authoring the scripts of several shows like Mouna Raagam (2017 to 2021), Pagal Nilavu (2016), Pandian Stores (2018-2020) and Vadinamma (2019). For her remarkable achievements, she was honored with the 5th Annual Vijay Television award in the category of Best Writer.
4. Divya Binu
Divya Binu is a well-known figure in the Mollywood film industry, and has been for many years. As an experienced voice artist, she has lent her dulcet tones to portray memorable characters like Sivagami Devi in the Malayalam version of Baahubali, and Anushka Shetty in Bhaagmathie. While Divya Binu may not appear on screen as much as she did a decade ago when she started her career with television serial Mazhayariyathe by KK Rajeev, she continued appearing in serials like Makalude Amma, Ente Pennu, Nilavum Nakshatrangalum and Pranayam amongst others where she provided the female character’s voice dubs. Presently, she continues to feature prominently in Nanditha where Divya plays her second leading role…
5. Yathi Kumar
Yathi Kumar is an acclaimed Malayalam actor who has portrayed notable roles in Priyappettavar and Daffedar. He is widely recognised for his performances on popular television shows like Swami Ayaappam, Vanambadi, and Krishnathulasi. The 2016 movie Daffedar features Kumar as part of its cast, helmed by Johnson Esthappan with Tini Tom, Malavika Nair, Sudheer Karamana, and Chembil Ashokan in lead roles. The narrative highlights the life of a retired security personnel that despite having completed their service still makes daily trips to the Collectorate office. In 2019’s release Priyappettavar directed by Khader Moidu, Yathi appears in a supporting role alongside Rajasen, Charmila, Renjith Raj, and Nidhi Arun adding to its star power. With an intriguing story and unforgettable performances…
6. Achu Sugandh
Santhwanam’s Achu Sugandh earned widespread acclaim for his role as Kannan on the show, but like many other actors, the path to success wasn’t easy for him. He started out working at a petrol pump before committing himself to his passion of being an assistant director. Growing up in a middle-class family only made Achu more determined to pursue acting and he still remembers going from place to place searching for an opportunity. Ultimately he turned his attention towards mimicry and found inspiration in actor Dileep whose life was now his ambition; the move from mimicking films to actually appearing in them soon followed. After becoming an assistant director in one movie, it seemed as though achieving stardom as an actor would be impossible…
7. Girija Preman
8. Gopika Anil
Gopika Anil, a Malayalam actress and model from Calicut, has done her schooling at Chinmaya Vidyalaya before she graduated from Devagiri College, Kozhikode. She was first introduced to the Mollywood audience with Munthiri Monchan directed by Vijith Nambiar although her debut in film industry came with Thami featuring Shine Tom Chacko and Sohan Seenulal, which was helmed by K R Praveen. Apart from movies, Gopika has also featured in Neelmizhi music video starring Rudra, Neethu and Gokul Krishna; it was directed by Dr.Gouri Lekshmi and produced by Bijoy K .C.
9. Girish Nambiar
Girish Nambiar is a talented Indian actor, VJ and assistant director from the Malayalam Film & TV Industry. Hailing from Thalassery in Kannur district of Kerala, he was born to K.V. Balakrishnan Nambiar and Girija Nambiar. He currently resides in Ernakulam where he previously obtained his diploma in Electrical Engineering at Khopoli Polytechnic College, Maharashtra. Prior to taking up acting as his career, Girish was employed at Halliburton Company (Oil & Gas Equipment and Services) before making the move to pursue his passion as a Video Jockey on prominent channels such as Kerala TV, Surya TV and Kairali WE. Following this success he earned a chance to enter direction with the offer to co-direct the movie ‘Happy Journey’. In 2017, Girish played an impressive role alongside Fahadh Faasil for Malayalam drama ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakhsiyum’ which won several accolades including two National Film Awards in 2018 – Best Feature Film and Special Mention for Acting Performances.
10. Geetha Nair
11. Kailas Nath
Kailasnath is an acclaimed actor in both Malayalam and Tamil television and film industries. His acclaimed works include Yugapurushan, Ethooruswapnam, Thamasomajyothirgamaya, and Oruthaliragam. Hailing from Mannar in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, Kailas studied at Government High School before moving on to pursue a degree from Devasam Board Pamba College. While still studying, Kailas took part in mimicry events across the state with renowned performers like Allapey Ashraf and Cochin Haneefa. With a burning desire to hone his craft further, he joined the Madras South Indian Film Chamber acting course, where he befriended renowned actors like Nazer, Shankar, Chiranjeevi, and Sreenath – all of whom encouraged him to give it his best.
12. J. Pallassery
Introducing Shaiju N., an alumnus of the College of Theatre, Vijayakumari (mother of Mukesh, a celebrated actor), Shobi Thilakan (son of renowned artistThilakan), Harikumar K.G. (friend to artistMurali), Sudhir Karamana (child of veteran performerKaramana Janardanan) and Harindranath (nephew to Padmarajan). All starring in prominent roles for the movie Veyilum Mazhayum. The script is written by Babu Pallassery and screenplay by fellow author J.Pallasserry. Ashokan Arjunan, son to M.K. Arjunan will make his debut as music director with singer Rakesh Brahmanandan (offspring to soloist K.P.Brahmanandan) wrapping up the cast – all superbly chosen for their aptitude for their parts! J.Pallasery expects that this may very well be the USP for this production!
13. Renjith Nair
M Renjith, an Indian-Producer renowned in the Malayalam Film Industry for movies like Left Right Left (released on 14th June 2013) and Elsamma Enna Aankutty, is prepared and delighted for his new projects. His handsome personality has been commended by many. He had also written a popular TV Series named “Akashadoothu” along with Dennis Joseph and Santosh Echikanam; the series was directed by Anil Adithyan, starred “Seema G Nair” Prem Prakash, “Chippy,” and Shiju. Moreover, he produced it along with Chippy in 2013. Besides that, he also produced Idukki Gold directed by Aashiq Abu which featured Pratap…
14. Manoj Narayanan
A master of his craft, Manoj Narayanan is a prominent figure in the theatrical world – recognised for being an award-winning director and renowned Director of Photography in Malayalam theatre. Growing up in Calicut, a city located in Kerala’s southern Indian state, he had a lifelong fascination with plays, never missing the chance to watch street plays whenever one came around. He later attended MJHS Villiappally before pursuing his higher education at University of Calicut in Thenjippalam. It was here that he delved into the craft even more deeply by watching shows and taking heed of art’s lessons. His skillset quickly advanced him to prominence and Manoj is now famed for creating impeccable directions that capture every viewer’s imagination.
15. Raksha Raj
Raksha Raj is an exquisite, young, and highly talented Indian actress. Primarily featured in Kollywood (the Tamil film industry), this dazzling performer was born on January 1st 1988 in Alappuzha, Kerala. She gained recognition through her part in the 2016 hit Pandiyoda Galatta, characterized as tall, stylish and assertive. Besides being proficient at a variety of dances like Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam, and Bharatanatyam – all of which are favorite pastimes for her – she recently paired up with Murali Ram in Thoppi; Kamarkattu was the project that initiated her professional career.
Zeenath, a celebrated Indian actress who debuted in the Malayalam movie industry back in 1991, has been delighting her audience with meaningful character and supportive roles since then. Boasting two Kerala State Film and Television Awards under her belt; one for Best Dubbing Artist, the other for Best Actress, she is definitely an established name within the Malayalam film fraternity. Born to a Muslim family in Nilambur (Malappuram District) back in 1962 as the eldest of six siblings, she was one of the pioneering figures among female Muslim actors influenced by fellow starlet Nilambur Ayisha’s successes during her career span. Zeenath started off her cinematic journey with 1978’s Chuvanna Vithukal – a socio-political drama that featured her playing a minor role.
17. Sreelakshmi Sreekumar
Sreelakshmi Sreekumar is a renowned actress, daughter of well-known Malayalam actor Jagathy Sreekumar and his former wife Kala, an acclaimed artist who has starred in various Malayalam films such as News, Iniyum Kurukshethram, Peruvannapurathhe Visheshangal and Dasharatham. Though her parents got divorced, Jagathy was deeply caring towards his beloved daughter. She made her foray into the world of cinema with Iyer in Pakistan at the young age of 17 opposite Fahadh Fazil. While her father’s dream was to make her an IAS officer instead of joining showbiz, she still had faith that if she followed this path then success would come knocking.
18. Rajeev Parameshwar
Born in Thrissur, Rajesh Parameshwar was never really interested in the Arts or acting. His passion for it was stirred when he saw an advertisement for models in a Mumbai newspaper and went for a photoshoot at Church Gate, Mumbai the next day. There, he met Madhavan – who would later become an established serial actor himself. Although his appearance in the watch brand ad only lasted briefly, it marked the start of his career which then propelled him to becoming one of the most well-known serial and film actors of Mollywood and Kollywood with over 10 serials and some movies under his belt. Notably famous for portraying negative characters, Parameshwar had once been attacked publicly due to his convincing performances in such roles.
Chippy, popularly known as Shilpa, is an esteemed actress and producer renowned for her work in both Kannada and Malayalam films, along with TV serials and reality shows. Born on June 1, 1975 to parents Shaji and Thantham of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, Chippy/Shilpa made her silver-screen debut alongside megastar Mammootty in the 1993 Malayalam movie Padheyam. She was lauded by critics and audiences alike for her stunning performance. Subsequently she had a fruitful career working in many successful Malayalam and Kannada movies. Yet it’s the role she portrayed in the all-time record breaking Kannada flick Janumada Jodi which garnered her a huge appreciation from fans all across India…