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Vettai (TV series) Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vettai_(TV_series)

Vettai
வேட்டை
GenreCrime Cop, Drama, Action
Created byAnuratha Kanderaju and Abbas Akbar (Season 1&2)
Anuratha Kanderaju & Kumaran Sundaram & Don Arvind (Season Three)
Kumaran Sundaram & SS Vikneshwaran (Season Four)
Written byJaya Rathakrishnan
Theme music composerShabir
Country of originSingapore
Original languageTamil
No. of seasons4
Production
Executive producerPrema Pon Rajoo
ProducersLarvn Raveen
Pavitra Chandrakumar
Ganesh Ramalingam
Running time30 minutes
Production companyMediaCorp EagleVission
DistributorMediaCorp EagleVission
Release
Original networkVasantham
Picture formatNTSC (480i)
720p (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseNovember 2010 (2010-11) –
March 2018 (2018-03)

Vettai is Singapore Tamil language police procedural drama television series created by Anuratha Kanderaju and Abbas Akbar for the Singapore Tamil Channel, MediaCorp Vasantham. The series' first season was on-air from November 23, 2010 to March 30, 2011, every Monday to Thursday, 10.30 pm and the second season was on-air from January 4, 2012 to May 11, 2013. Meanwhile, the third season started to air on Deepavali 2014 and end by Spring 2015 and the fourth season started to air from December 11, 2017 to March 29, 2018, every Monday to Thursday at 10.00 pm

This long-form drama series was directed by Anuratha Kanderaju and Abbas Akbar. Meanwhile, the third season were directed by Anuratha Kanderaju, Kumaran Sundaram and Don Arvind. And the 4th Season was directed by Kumaran Sundaram and SS Vikneshwaran. The series is one of the most watched television series in Singapore.

Series overview[edit]

The base of the drama is set in a fictionalized police unit that specializes in unraveling unsolved cases which are often referred to as cold cases.

They are part of a special task force assembled just to tackle cold cases pertaining to the Indian community and Indian immigrants. The unit is not widely publicized and kept under wraps but their work is consuming to say the least.

Seasons overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (Singapore dates)
First aired Last aired
1 72 November 18, 2010 (2010-11-18) March 14, 2011 (2011-03-14)
2 72 January 7, 2012 (2012-01-07) May 14, 2012 (2012-05-14)
3 72 Deepavali 2014 Summer 2015
4 62 December 11, 2017 (2017-12-11) March 29, 2018 (2018-03-29)

Seasons[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The first season known as Vettai : Pledged to Hunt ran for 72 episodes. Due to its high degree of popularity and TV ratings, the final 3 episodes of the season were shown on Cathay, Orchard Cineleisure, at 7 pm.[1]

Season 2[edit]

Following the positive reception of the first season, a second season, titled Vettai 2.0: The Next Generation was produced. The first episode aired on January 4, 2012, with a special behind-the-scenes episode airing the day before. The second season aired in the same time slot as its predecessor: 10:30 pm to 11 pm from Monday to Thursday on Vasantham.

Cast[edit]

  • Gunalan Morgan as Mugi
  • Arvind Naidu as Shan
  • Vignesh Wadarajan as Seelan
  • Eswari Gunasagar as Meera
  • Jaynesh as Raghav

Season 3[edit]

Due to the popularity of the first two seasons a third season titled Vettai 3: The Final Judgment started to air on Deepavali in 2014. The series was on every weekend at 10.30 pm. The 3rd season was directed by Anuratha Kanderaju, Kumaran Sundaram and Don Arvind.

Cast[edit]

  • Arvind Naidu as Shan
  • Eswari Gunasagar as Meera
  • Gunalan Morgan as Mugi
  • Roxanne Sylvia as Diana
  • Saravanan Ayyavoo as Shiva
  • Vignesh Wadarajan as Seelan
  • Raghadeepan Santheran as Sakthi
  • Nithiya Rao as Maha

Season 4[edit]

A fourth season titled Vettai 4: The Force started to air on December 11, 2017, with a special behind-the-scenes episode airing on December 7, 2017. The series was on every weekend at 10 pm. The 4th season was directed by Kumaran Sundaram and SS Vikneshwaran.

Cast[edit]

  • Puravalan as DSP Pradeep
  • Vignesh Wadarajan as DSP Seelan
  • Thavanesan as INSP Dhayal
  • Seshan as INSP Suhas
  • Magalakshmi as INSP Maya
  • Malene Waters as INSP Swathi
  • Eswari Gunasagar as Meera (Cameo)
  • Gunalan Morgan as Mugi (Cameo)

Cast and characters[edit]

Actor Character Seasons
Seasoan 1(Vettai : Pledged to Hunt) Season 3 (The Final Judgement)
Arvind Naidu Shan Main
Eswari Gunasagar Meera TBA Main
Gunalan Morgan Mugi Main
Roxanne Sylvia Diana TBA Main
Saravanan Ayyavoo Shiva Guest Main
Vignesh Wadarajan Seelan Main
Shabir Nantha Main TBA
Gayathri Segaran Radha Main TBA

Awards[edit]

At the 2011 Pradhana Vizha awards, the series won "Most Popular Series", while Shabir won "Best Actor", Gunalan won "Most Popular Male Personality" and Gayathiri won "Most Popular Female Personality".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vasantham Dramas". 8/Vasantham. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Vettai wins big at Vasantham awards show". Today. MediaCorp. June 28, 2011. Archived from the original on July 1, 2001. Retrieved July 29, 2015.

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