Senthoora Poove is an enthralling Tamil-language soap opera that aired on Star Vijay from 27 July 2020 to 13 April 2022. The TV series captivated audiences with its engaging storyline, brilliant performances, and stunning visuals. With 340 episodes, the show has garnered immense popularity and praise for portraying love, family, and the complexities of human relationships.
The story of Senthoora Poove revolves around Duraisingam, a wealthy widower who is left to raise his two daughters, Kani and Kayal, after the tragic death of his wife, Aruna, during childbirth. Despite the insistence of his mother and sister, Bhaagampriyaal, Durai remains steadfast in his decision not to remarry.
As the story unfolds, Durai’s maternal uncle plots to marry his daughter, Aishwarya, to Durai to secure their family’s wealth. However, Durai rejects the proposal, citing their age difference and promising to find Aishwarya a more suitable match.
The plot takes a twist when Roja, a young woman bearing a striking resemblance to Aruna, enters the lives of Durai and his family. After eloping with her lover, Anbu, Roja’s happiness is short-lived when her uncle, Pandian, orchestrates Anbu’s death in a staged accident.
With her world turned upside down, Roja returns to her family, and as fate would have it, she is eventually persuaded to marry Durai. However, on the wedding day, Durai learns about Roja’s past and the child she carries from her relationship with Anbu. As Durai grapples with this revelation, the story explores love, acceptance, and forgiveness themes.
The Stellar Cast
Senthoora Poove boasts an incredible cast of talented actors who breathe life into their characters, endearing them to viewers’ hearts. The main cast includes:
Ranjith as Duraisingam “Durai”: Aruna’s husband; Roja’s 2nd husband; Kayal and Kanimozhi’s father
Srineethi Menon as Roja Duraisingam: Anbu’s former wife; Durai’s 2nd wife; Kayal and Kanimozhi’s stepmother
The recurring cast features:
Dharsha Gupta, Santhiya Ram, and Sushma Nair as Aishwarya: Rajendran’s Daughter; Duraisingam’s cousin sister (Main Antagonist)
Riya Manoj and Divyadharshini as Kayalvizhi Duraisingam “Kayal”: Duraisingam and Aruna’s younger daughter
Nivashni Shyaam as Kanimozhi Duraisingam “Kani”: Duraisingam and Aruna’s elder daughter
Priya Raman as Aruna Duraisingam: Duraisingam’s wife, Kani and Kayal’s Mother (Died and appears as Ghost)
Shanthi Williams as Rajalakshmi, Duraisingam’s mother
Shree Durga Gautam and Yamuna Chinnadurai as Bhaagampriyaal, “Priyaal”: Duraisingam’s younger sister
Feroz Khan as Mayazhagu: Rajendran’s son (Antagonist) (Dead)
“Murattu Pandian” Babloo as Rajendran: Duraisingam’s maternal uncle; Rajalakshmi’s younger brother (Antagonist)
Mercy Leyal as Jeyanti: Duraisingam’s maternal aunt; Rajendran’s wife (Antagonist)
Pondy Ravi as Pandian: Roja’s maternal uncle (Antagonist)
Preethi Shree and Jeyashree Nair as Shanthi: Roja’s maternal aunt (Antagonist)
Sumathi Sree as Muthulakshmi: Roja’s mother
Deepa Shankar as Mariamma: Anbu’s mother (Antagonist)
The series also features special appearances by:
Dhiraviam Rajakumaran as Anbu: Roja’s ex-lover and first husband (died in serial)
Alya Manasa as Sandhya, Roja’s friend
K. Bhagyaraj as himself
Vinoth as himself
Sindhu (vinoth’s wife)
Kumaran as himself
Suhasini (Kumaran’s wife)
Production and Direction
The high production value of Senthoora Poove is evident in the beautiful cinematography and crisp editing. The series is produced by Thirugnanam and Kala Communications, with Saravanan as the cinematographer and Vijay Krishnan as the editor.
The show’s direction is split between Abdul Kabeez, who directed episodes 1-220, and P. Neeravi Pandian, who took over from episode 221. Both directors have done a phenomenal job of bringing the story to life and capturing the emotions and nuances of each character.
Theme Music and Opening
The theme music of Senthoora Poove has been composed by Kiran, who created a hauntingly beautiful opening theme, “Sendhoorapoove,” that perfectly sets the mood for the series. The soulful music and evocative lyrics have made the theme song a fan favourite and an integral part of the show’s identity.
Critical Reception and Legacy
Senthoora Poove has received critical acclaim for its compelling storyline, stellar performances, and high production values. The show has garnered a dedicated fanbase and a lasting impact on Tamil television, setting the bar high for future series.
The series has also been praised for its nuanced portrayal of complex relationships and its ability to tackle sensitive topics gracefully and deeply. Through its gripping narrative, Senthoora Poove has captivated audiences and left an indelible mark on the Tamil television landscape.
Senthoora Poove is a testament to the power of great storytelling and exceptional performances. With its fascinating plot, memorable characters, and emotional depth, the series has captured viewers’ hearts and cemented its place as a landmark Tamil television drama. Even after its conclusion, the legacy of Senthoora Poove continues to resonate with fans and inspire future television productions.