C. U. Muthuselvan
|Theme music composer||Dhina|
|Opening theme||"Ammi Ammi Ammi Mithithu"|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||811|
|Cinematography||Sevilo Raja |
Sarath K. Chandran
|Editor||M. Jaya Kumar|
|Running time||approx. 34-37 minutes|
|Production company||Cine Times Entertainment|
|Original network||Sun TV|
|Original release||8 April 2002 –|
18 June 2005
|Related shows||Mettala Savvadi |
Metti Oli (transl. Sound of the toe ring) is an Indian Tamil-language soap opera that aired on weekdays on Sun TV for 811 episodes. The show starred Delhi Kumar, Kaveri, Gayathri, Vanaja, Uma, Chetan, Bose Venkat, Neelima Rani, Thirumurugan, Shanti Williams and Deepa Venkat. It was produced by Cine Times Entertainment S. Siddique, written and directed by Thirumurugan
The story is about Chidambaram, and about his 5 daughters, who faces various challenges in life.
- Delhi Kumar as Chidambaram, a land-broker
- Kaveri as Dhanalakshmi "Dhanam", Chidambaram's eldest daughter and Bose's niece and wife
- Gayathri Shastry as Saroja "Saro", Chidambaram's second daughter, Manikam's wife, and Natarajan's mother
- Vanaja as Leelavathy "Leela", Chidambaram's third daughter and Ravi's wife
- Uma Maheshwari as Vijayalakshmi "Viji/Vijaya", Chidambaram's fourth daughter, Gopi's wife, a nurse
- Revathi Priya as Bhavani, Chidambaram's youngest daughter works in Singapore
- J. Venkatesan "J. Venkat" (Bose Venkat) as Bose, Dhanam husband, Chidhambaram's brother-in-law, a Soda factory Ex Owner.
- Chetan as Manikkam, Saro husband, Rasam Son, Selvam and Nirmala brother, a Vegetable Shop Owner.
- Raj Kanth as Ravichandran "Ravi", Leela husband, Sumathi Ex-husband, a TV Shop Owner.
- Thirumurugan as Gopikrishnan "Gopi", Viji husband, a big sewing Shop manager.
- Shanti Willams as Rajeshwari "Rajam", Manikkam, Selvam and Nirmala mother.
- Vishwa as Selvam, Rajam second son, Manikam and Nirmala brother
- Shanmugasundari as Kamatchi (House owner patti)
- Rindhya/Aruna Devi as Nirmala, Rajam's sole daughter, Santhosh's ex-wife
- V. Thiruselvam as a bank officer/Gnanaraj (Santosh), ex-husband of Nirmala
- Sai Nathan (Bombay Babu/Kaveri Babu) as Sivasamy, former boss of Manikkam
- Vinayak "Vinay" as Ramesh, son of former boss of Manikkam
- Krithika as Arundhathi, ex-wife of Selvam
- Sanjeev as Ilango
- Neelima Rani as Sakthi
- Sindhu as Sarala, Manikkam's former mistress
- Ramachandran as Ramachandran, Sarala's husband
- Sampathkumaran Sridharan (Auditor Sridhar) as Sundaram, Saro's uncle
- V. C. Jeyamani as Jeyamani, Ravi's father
- Ushapriya (K. Priya) as Meenatchi, Ravi's mother
- Deepa Venkat as Priya
- Gayathri Priya as Sumathi, Ravi's first wife
- Vietnam Veedu Sundaram as Kathiresan, Gopi's father
- Y. V. Subramaniam as Sumathi's father
- Rangathurai (Rajaguru) as Lakshmanan, Gopi maternal uncle/elder brother-in-law
- Vijaya Raj as Sivaraman, Gopi younger brother-in-law
- Latha Rao as Kavitha, Gopi's younger sister
- Karnan as Kumar, Gopi's brother
- N. Bhuvaneshwari (Bhuvana) as Eeswari, Gopi's elder sister
- Hema as Raji
- Geetha Ravishankar as Lakshmi
- Soundhar as Ponraj
- Sai Madhavi as Narmadha, Saro and Manikkam's neighbour, Meena's sister. Her mother runs Mess
- Deepa Shankar as Meena, Saro and Manikkam's neighbour, Narmadha's sister. Her mother runs Mess
- Varshini as Malliga, Narmadha and Meena's younger sister
- Rani as Ramya, Saro and Manickam's neighbour
- Mousmiya/Latha Shalini as Radha
- Ashok Samuel as Radha's husband
- Sai Deepika as Sivasamy's wife
- Sukumaran Sairam as Shiva
- Nellai Sarathy as house owner thatha
- Subbulakshmi as house owner patti
- Sujatha Logesh as Gopi's colleague/staff
- Aranthangi Shankar as a bank manager
- B. Muralikrishnan as Ramesh's friend
- G. Danush as Ramesh's friend
- Jayaprakasam as Amarnath
- Ramnaath as Kamatchi's son
- R. M. Palaniappan as Balasubramanian, Arundhathi's father
- Anjalidevi as Deivanai, Arundhathi's mother
- C. N. Ravishankar as Sundar, Vasu's friend
- S. Gokulthilak as Gokul, Ilango's friend
- Rajkumar as Mayilravanan (Murali)
- Viji Kannan as Harsha's mother
- Azhagu as Sakthi's father
- Thozhar. La. Ve. Aadhavan as Sakthi's father's creditor
- Black Pandi as a boy working in the market/room boy
- G. V. Vijesh as Nirmala's neighbour
- Jothilajkshmi as Vinodhini
- Amitha as Elizabeth
- Veera Srinivasan (K. Veera) as a lorry company owner
- R. Selvakumar as Chidambaram's customer
- J. Lalitha as Nirmala's neighbour
- Ramdoss as a garment worker
- T. Sivakumar (Soodhu Kavvum Sivakumar) as Leela's colleague
- Kadugu Ramamoorthy as a marriage broker
- Chelladurai as a garment owner
- Kovai Senthil as a remedist
- Udhay as a photographer
- Aparna as a TV host
- Nathan Shyam as David's friend
- Giridhar Thirumalachary as Arundhathi and David's professor
- Vaazha Meen Muthuraj as a boy working in the rice warehouse
- Mythili as Jaya and Meena's teacher
- Swaminathan as a Raji's uncle
- C. Rajaappasamy as Madhusudhanan
- Jayakanthan as a police inspector
- P. S. Vijaya Kumar as worker in the market
- Vijay Ganesh as Aarumugam
- E. Vikkiramathithan as Pazhani
- Baskar Sakthi as Kasirajan's lodge manager
- Livingston in a special appearance as himself
- Rambha in a special appearance as herself
- Vijayalakshmi in a special appearance as herself
- Indhu in a special appearance as herself
- Lavanya in a special appearance as herself
- Arunasri in a special appearance as herself
- Poorvaja (Karishma/Archana) as in a special appearance as herself
- Ramesh Khanna as in a special appearance as himself
- Vaiyapuri in a special appearance as himself
- Suraj in a special appearance as himself
The series was filmed in Chennai, Papanasam, Palani, Kanchipuram, Kodaikanal, Oddanchatram, Porur, Mudichur, Muttukadu, Devipattinam, Puducherry and Mumbai in India. The series was also shot in Singapore.
|1.||"Ammi Ammi Ammi Mithithu |
அம்மி அம்மி அம்மி மிதித்து"
|Vairamuthu||Dhina||Nithyasree Mahadevan, Master. D. Kiran||3:34|
|2.||"Manase Manase |
|Eknath||Sanjeev Ratheen||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||9:35|
The series has been remade into in Kannada language as Mangalya on Udaya, Malayalam language as Minnukettu on Surya, Hindi language as Shubh Vivah on Sony tv, Telugu language as Akshantalu on Gemini TV and in Bengali language as Konyadaan on Sun Bangla. But the story lines change in all four language into different stories and all had a different climax. While the Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam versions were successful, Hindi version Shubh Vivah did not garner expected ratings and was pulled off air within 4 months considering its low ratings.
|Country||Language||Channel||Show Name||Aired (Date)||Notes|
|India||Kannada language||Udaya TV||Mangalya|||
|Malayalam language||Surya TV||Minnukettu||September 16, 2004 - January 2, 2009||It was the first serial to air about 1000+ episodes on Surya TV and in Malayalam also.(Number of episodes -1345)|
|Hindi language||Sony tv||Shubh Vivah||27 February 2012 – 29 June 2012|||
|Telugu language||Gemini TV||Akshintalu||14 April 2014 - 1 August 2014||Besides Akshantalu, it was also dubbed in Telugu language as Mettala Savvadi aired same channel.|
|Bengali language||Sun Bangla||Konyadaan||7 December 2020 – Present|
Metti Oli was one of the highest-rated Indian and Tamil soap opera in its run time which garnered ratings ranging between 23 and 26 TVR. It garnered a peak rating of 48.3 points overall in its runtime. The final episode garnered 40 TVR for Sun TV.
In 2008, the series was later re-telecasted in Sun TV. Since 2018, it is currently being re-telecasted in Moon. In 2020, it's rerun in Sun TV during [[COVID-19 pandemic], the series became one of the most watched Tamil television program. It garnered 4.004 and 4.934 million impressions during week 12 and 13 of 2020.
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