Looks like blockbusters and hype fever is
not merely confined to movies alone, as television
soaps are also entering the fray vying for
smash hit status. Kanaa Kaanum Kaalangal,
telecast by Vijay TV, is so different from
the other soaps that it is now ruling the
roost with the highest TRP.
Directed by Prabhu Kanna, the serial attracts audiences
of all age group. While youngsters identify and relate
to the characters on screen like Vineet, Raghavi, Bala,
Pandi, Joe, etc., and the older generation reminisce their
school days and at the same time looks out for hints to
know their children better.
As the students in the serial are promoted from eleventh
to twelfth standard, a new set of youngsters were recently
selected for the new batch. Among the 5000 and odd applicants
auditioned, 225 were selected for the first level. Based
on their acting skills and looks, the director of the
serial along with Ravi Raja (Head of the Department of
Director's, DFT) filtered the number down to 11. The chosen
11 are: Poornima, Vaishnavi, Haritha, Dinesh, Ravikumar,
Sarath, Chander, Ramesh, Kiran, Sriram and Ragavendra.
These newbies have been put through rigorous training
sessions in order to mold them to suit their respective
characters in the show. The story will now revolve around
these two groups and how they meet each other and so on.
With the beginning of the new season, the refurbished
Kanaa Kaanum Kaalangal will be rocking with more fun and
frolic. So watch out for the show between Monday and Thursday,
8 PM on Vijay.