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Tamil television soap opera

Tamil television soap opera or Tamil serials (Tamil: தமிழ் மெகாதொடர்கள்) Soap operas are a popular genre of Tamil television. They are usually shown Day Time on Tamil television channels and start at 11:00 to 15:30, Early Fringe start at 18:00 to 19:30 and every night at primetime start at 20:00 to 23:00. A series will run for about three Four years. It may air Five or Six episodes a week, the pattern usually being Monday through Friday or Monday through Saturday.

A channel will air five to sixteen Soap operas simultaneously at any given time. Because they attract the most viewers, each channel competes for the most popular stars.

Format

Tamil television serials are usually helmed by one director,one written by one screenwriter, thus having a distinct directing style and language, unlike American television series, where often several directors and writers work together.[1] Series are likely to have only one season, with 1–500 or 1-1000 episodes. Mini series may be longer, with 100 to 200 episodes, but they also run for only one season.

The broadcast time for flagship dramas is 11:00-15:00 to 17:30-23:00, with episodes on Five to Six consecutive nights:Monday–Friday or Monday–Saturday and weekends. Different dramas appear on each of the nationwide networks, Sun TV, STAR Vijay, Kalaignar TV, Zee Tamizh, Jaya TV, Raj TV, Polimer TV, Puthuyugam TV, Vendhar TV, Mega TV, Makkal TV, DD Podhigai, Shakthi TV, Vasantham TV, MediaCorp Vasantham, Astro Vaanavil and Deepam TV.

The 11:00-15:00 to 17:30-23:00 time slot is usually for daily dramas that run from Monday through Friday or Monday through Saturday. Dramas in these slots are in the telenovella format, rarely running over 500 episodes.

Singapore and Malaysia

The broadcast time for flagship dramas is 22:00 to 23:00, with episodes on Four consecutive nights: Mondays to Thursday, Friday, and weekends. Different dramas appear on each of the nationwide networks, MediaCorp Vasantham, Astro Vaanavil and Astro Vinmeen HD. Series are likely to have one to three season, with 1–80 episodes. Mini series may be longer, with 1 to 16 episodes, but they also run for only one season.

Some popular contemporary dramas include: Vettai, Nijangal, Vettai : Pledged to Hunt, Sundharam Kudumpathinar, Kaviya, Vetri and Riya.

Contemporary series

Series set in contemporary times usually run for one season, for 100-1000 episodes of 22 minutes. They are often centered on a Family story, with Love ties and relationships being in the focus. Characters are mostly idealised, with Tamil Female protagonists described as women, ethics and social issues in rural areas. The daily dramas are also usually set in contemporary times, describing a family conflict or family relationships, centered on Tamil women, who sacrifice themselves for family happiness.

Some popular contemporary dramas include: Chiti, Anandham, [[Kalki

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