|Yaaradi Nee Mohini|
|Created by||Tamil Dassan|
|Directed by||N. Priyan|
|Theme music composer|
|Opening theme||"Yaaradi Nee Mohini"|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||1225|
|Producer||S. Sabreesh Kumar|
|Cinematography||Ma. Po Anandh|
|Editors||T. Aji |
|Running time||approx. 15–20 minutes per episode|
|Production company||Monk Studios|
|Original network||Zee Tamil|
|Original release||24 April 2017 –|
Yaaradi Nee Mohini (transl. Who Are You, Ghost) is an Indian Tamil-language soap opera starring Shreekumar, Nachathira, Chaitra Reddy, Fathima Babu and Yamuna Chinnadurai. It airs Monday to Saturday and it was broadcast on 24 April 2017 on Zee Tamil. It is also now on Zee5, even before TV telecast. It is claimed to be the second-highest budgeted series in South Indian television.
Mutharasan is the grandson of a rich landlord. After his mother dies, his father Thanikachalam marries Neelambari. He does not know that Neelambari is plotting to kill him, and in fact respects and trusts her. Meanwhile, his cousin Vennila loves him and wants to marry him. Neelambari secretly plots against him to acquire his father's property for her children; however, a clause in the will forbids her, as it says Mutharasan's wife must sign. Neelambari brings her niece Swetha to marry Muthu and supports her. Meanwhile, the ghost of Chitra (Mutharasan's dead wife) is out to spoil Neelambari's evil designs. After few days Neelambari and her gang find it is the spirit of Chitra who spoils their plan.
Swetha plans to marry Mutharasan by hook or by crook. She murders Vennilla's mother and grandmother, after which she gets engaged to Mutharasan. Swetha's ex-husband Yuvaraj comes to stop the marriage. Swetha comes to know this and planned to kill Mutharasan father. Now Vennila becomes too lonely as everyone who supported her is dead. Here comes a clever character Kalai, wife of Maruthu (Neelambari's first son) who finds power of Chitra and stand along with Vennila. Maruthu later causes an accident to kill Kalai but she slips into a coma. Chitra's mother appears to reveal the truth to Mutharasan, but later gets killed by Neelambari. Later, Ruthra, the real daughter of Mutharasan, is adopted by him as he likes her, when he learns that she is an orphan. Although he does not know that Ruthra is his daughter, Ruthra knows it from her grandmother, Sumangali. Swetha plans to separate Ruthra and Vennila from Mutharasan. In a series of events, Mutharasan identifies the true caring nature of Vennila and how people in the house are taking advantages of her and stands beside her in all her problems. Mutharasan comes to know, from a priest that he has a biological child whom Chitra had delivered before her death. In an attempt to know his child, he climbs the "Siddhar Malai" and gets to know that Ruthra is his daughter. When he returns, Ruthra is abducted by a family who claim that Ruthra is the daughter of Pasupathi and Chitra. Mutharasan doesn't believe this, but gets attacked by them and gets hospitalised. In a series of events, the members who claimed Ruthra are killed by divine interventions and forces. Eventually Venilla brings a herb from "Siddhar Malai" and cures Mutharasan's ailment. The story now moves ahead to unveil how Mutharasan finds out the true colors of his family. Neelambari fixed Mutharasan marriage with Swetha but Mutharasan married Vennila with all revenges and problems aired by Swetha and Swetha is admitted to hospital for treatment. Now she is cured and returns to take revenge against Vennila again.
- Shreekumar as Mutharasan (Muthu / Muthu Mama): He is rich, kind-hearted, and helpful. He has a small love with Vennila although he is supposed to marry Swetha. He is the father of his long-lost daughter Ruthra and husband of Chitra (ghost) and Vennila (2018–present)
- Nachathira as Vennila / Appu: Mutharasan's love interest and second wife. She is famous in her village for her spiritual prayers and loves her cousin Mutharasan. Finally she married Mutharasan against all the struggles done by Swetha. (2017–present)
- Chaitra Reddy as Swetha: Neelambari's brother Karunakaran's daughter, a cruel lady who wants to take over Neelambari's family's wealth by marrying Mutharasan's elder love interest. Although all her plans had failed due to Chitra's ghost and circumstances, she takes revenge against Vennila, Janani, and Karthick and tries to marry Mutharasan. (2017–present)
- Fathima Babu as Neelambari: She wants Mutharasan to marry Swetha to get his all properties but her plans failed. Now she takes revenge against Vennila. She was Mutharasan's stepmother and Marudhu, Poongodhai, Janani, and Karthick's mother. (2017–present)
- Yamuna Chinnadurai as Chitra: Mutharasan's first wife and mother of Ruthra. She was killed by Neelambari and Karunakaran in a fire accident and became a ghost. Now as a ghost she safeguards Mutharasan, Vennila, Karthik, Simran, Kalai and Janani whilst frightening Swetha and Neelambari. (2017–present)
- Barath as Marudhu: Neelambari's first son (2017–present)
- Vinitha as Kalai: Neelambari's daughter-in-law, Vennila's friend and Marudhu's wife (2018–2019 and 2020–present)
- Minnal Deepa as Poongodhai: Neelambari's first daughter (2017–present)
- Aravind Khathare as Dr. Azhagappan: Poongodhai's husband (2017–present)
- Shalini Rajan as Janani: Neelambari's second daughter (2020–present)
- Surjith Ansary as Gowtham: Janani's husband (2019–present)
- Bavithran as Karthick: Neelambari's second son (2019–present)
- Dhanalakshmi as Simran: Karthick's wife (2020–present)
- Jenithra in a dual role as
- Ruthra (Adult): Mutharasan and Chitra's daughter (2020–present)
- Uthra: A poor girl, Ruthra's enemy, later became friend (2021–present)
- Manikandaraj Major as Veera: Neelambari's elder brother (2019–present)
- Vijay Lokesh as Gokula Krishnan: Azhagappan's fake cousin brother, Vennila's cousin and Swetha's fiancé (2020–present)
- Madhan Pandian
- Subalakshmi Rangan
- Siddharth Kumaran
- Ashwin Karthick
- VJ Kathir
- Archana Chandhoke
- Zaara Vineeth
- Kousalya Senthamarai
- "Saregamapa" Ramani Ammal
- Sanjeev as Mutharasan (2017–2018) (replaced by Shreekumar)
- Murali Krish as Annamalai: Mutharasan's childhood friend (2019–2020)
- Lisha as Ruthra (2018–2019): The long-lost daughter of Mutharasan was rescued by her grandmother and lived with Mutharasan's family doctor for the first nine years of her life. She reunites with Mutharasan and his family (replaced by Jenithra).
- Shyam as Yuvaraj: Swetha's first husband (2018)
- 'Sembaruthi' Mounika as Varsha: one of Swetha's cousins who comes to avenge (2019)
- VJ Sasikala Nagarajan as Nandhini: Gowtham's sister (2019)
- Egavalli as Ghost Mohini: a negative ghost who went to separate Vennila and Mutharasan (cameo–2020)
- Magima Devi as Rani: Neelambari's sister (2017–2019)
- Akshaya Kimmy as Akshaya: Swetha's friend (2019–2020)
- Kiruthika as Pooja: Simran's sister (2019–2020)
- Ranjith Babu as Ashok: Pooja's husband (2019–2020)
- Sree as Nikhila: Swetha's friend (2019–2020)
- Sairatheya as Swetha's mother (2017–2019)
- Sreenidhi Sudarshan (2019–2020) as Janani: Neelambari's daughter (replaced by Shalini Rajan)
- Pooja (2018–2019) as Janani: Neelambari's daughter (replaced by Sreenidhi Sudarshan)
- Jeeva (2018–2019) as Karthick: Neelambari's son (replaced by Bavithran)
- Nivisha Kingkon (2017–2018) as Janani: Neelambari's daughter (replaced by Pooja)
- Haris Athitya (2017–2018) as Karthick: Neelambari's son (replaced by Jeeva)
- Gayathri (2017–2018) as Kalai: Neelambari's daughter-in-law, wife of Marudhu (replaced by Vinitha)
- Akila Krishnan as Roshini: A beautician who helps Vennila from Swetha (2020)
- Tejas Gowda (2018) as Yuvaraj: Swetha's first husband (replaced by Shyam)
- Ravishankar as Mutharasan's family doctor who cares for Ruthra from childhood (2019)
- P. R. Varalakshmi as Kulangini: Killed by Swetha (2019)
- VJ Sharanya as Swetha's friend (2017–2018)
- Hensha Deepan as Deepa: Swetha's friend (2018–2020)
- Sivanya Priyanka as Swetha's friend (2018–2019)
- Tharani as Swetha's friend (2018–2020)
- Raj Mithran as powerful exorcist: Joined Swetha to destroy the ghost Chitra (2017–2018)
- Munish Rajan as Shanmugam: Mutharasan's friend (2017–2018)
- Vincent Roy as Thennarasu's father (2017–2018)
- Varun Udhay as Thennarasu: Mutharasan's cousin (2017–2020)
- Sujatha as Thennarasu's mother (2017–2020)
- Ravi Varma as Thanikachalam: Neelambari's husband, biological father of Mutharasan and also father of Marudhu, Poongodhai, Janani and Karthick; he was killed by Swetha (2017–2018)
- Duraimani as Gowtham's cousin (2019–2020)
- "Soodhu Kavvum" Shivakumar as Karunakaran: Neelambari's brother, Swetha's father; killed by Chitra (2017–2018)
- Ravivarman as Natrajan: Thennarasu's brother; killed by Vennila (2017–2018)
- Sudha as Vennila's mother: killed by Swetha's father Karunakaran (2017–2018)
- Sumangali as Chithra's mother: killed by Neelambari and Swetha's father Karunakaran (2017–2018)
- Meenakshi as Vennila's grandmother: killed by Swetha's father Karunakaran (2017–2018)
- Suresh Krishnan as Pasupathi: the fake Ruthra's father (cameo)
This series together with Poove Poochudava series' first looks were released officially on 4 February 2017. Both series casts were interviewed on Puthandu 14 April 2017 in the Chithirai Puthandu special programs hosted by Deepak Dinkar and Archana Chandhoke.
This is a horror-based love story initially produced by V. Shankar Raman under the production of K Studios. On 2019, S. Sabreesh Kumar was decided to produce the series under Monk Studios till the series ends.
Popular Tamil TV actor Sanjeev was selected to portray the lead role as Mutharasan. In May he left the show because of an inconvenience of his role. Then Shreekumar replaced him in the role of Mutharasan from episode 271. Malayalam actress Nachathira made her TV acting debut with the series by playing Vennila. Chaitra was selected to portray the second leading role and main antagonist as Swetha, Fathima Babu entered the show as the main antagonist as Neelambari and Yamuna Chinnadurai were selected to play as Mutharasan's first wife who becomes a ghost. Besides Minnal Deepa, Barath, Aravindh Khathare, Vinitha and Surjith Ansary were added to the cast. The series features many new cast entries.
In Zee Tamil series history, Yaaradi Nee Mohini is the first series to contain over a thousand episodes. Programming head Siju Prabhakaran, creator Tamil Daasan, producer Sabareesh Kumar, director Priyan and the entire team celebrated the special occasion.
It became the fifth-most watched Tamil television programme in the years 2017 and 2018 with 9.220 million impressions. From week 1 to till now, it maintained top 10 positions in TRP chart rating for most watched Tamil television programs.
Special and crossover episodes
- On 17 November 2019, Yaaradi Nee Mohini held a marriage function called Yaaradi Nee Mohini Kalyanam for one hour.
- Yaaradi Nee Mohini's cast and crew joined Maha Sangamam with the series "Gokulathil Seethai" from 3 August 2020 to 16 August 2020.
- On 22 January 2021, Yaaradi Nee Mohini held a three-hour Mega Episode focusing on Swetha's pregnancy.
- Yaaradi Nee Mohini cast and crew joined Maha Sangamam with the series "Gokulathil Seethai" for the second time from 15 to 28 February 2021.
- From March 15 to March 21 2021, Yaaradi Nee Mohini held a one-hour prime-time special episode.
This show is the first starting version, then this show has several versions including remakes and dubs in the following Indian languages:
|Tamil||Yaaradi Nee Mohini
யாரடி நீ மோகினி
|24 April 2017 - Present||Zee Tamil||Original|
|Kannada||Yaare Nee Mohini
ಯಾರೇ ನೀ ಮೋಹಿನಿ
|18 September 2017 – 4 December 2020||Zee Kannada||Remake|
|Telugu||Evare Nuvvu Mohini
ఎవరే నువ్వు మోహిని
|11 December 2017 – 4 May 2018||Zee Telugu||Remake|
|Odia||Mu Bi Ardhangini
ମୁ ବି ଅର୍ଦ୍ଧାଙ୍ଗିନୀ
|9 July 2018 – 11 January 2020||Zee Sarthak||Remake|
|26 November 2018 – Present||Zee Keralam||Dubbed|
|Hindi||Main Bhi Ardhangini
में भी अर्धांगिनी
|21 January 2019 – 1 November 2019||And TV||Remake|
Awards and nominations
|2018||1st Galatta Nakshathra Awards||Best Actor||Sanjeev||Won|
|Best Villain||Chaitra Reddy||Nominated|
|Best Serial||Yaaradi Nee Mohini||Nominated|
|2018||1st Zee Tamil Kudumbam Viruthugal||Favorite Hero||Shreekumar||Nominated|
|Favorite Villi||Chaitra Reddy||Won|
|Favorite Serial||Yaaradi Nee Mohini||Nominated|
|Best Villi||Chaitra Reddy||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Bharath||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Yamuna||Nominated|
|Best Comedian||Aravind Khathare||Nominated|
|Best Child Artist||Baby Lisha||Won|
|Best Serial||Yaaradi Nee Mohini||Nominated|
|Best Game Changer Fiction||Yaaradi Nee Mohini||Won|
|2019||2nd Zee Tamil Kudumbam Viruthugal||Favorite Hero||Shreekumar||Nominated|
|Favorite Villi||Chaithra Reddy||Nominated|
|Favorite Pair On Screen||Shreekumar and Nachathira||Nominated|
|Favorite Serial||Yaaradi Nee Mohini||Nominated|
|Best Villi||Chaithra Reddy||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor Male||Bharath||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor Female||Yamuna||Nominated|
|Best Comedian Male||Aravind Khathare||Nominated|
|Best Comedian Female||Akshaya||Won|
|Best Serial||Yaaradi Nee Mohini||Nominated|
|Rising Star of Zee Tamil||Yamuna||Won|
|Most Promising Anchor||Sasikala Nagarajan||Nominated|
- It airs in Sri Lanka, Singapore, the United States, Europe, Malaysia, Mauritius, the Middle East, Africa, East Asia, South Africa, Australasia and North America on Zee Tamil and Zee Tamil HD.
- All episodes can be viewed with the app OZEE, now on ZEE5.
- It is also available via Internet TV services Lebara Play and YuppTV.
- "Yaaradi Nee Mohini completes 2 years run; actress Chaitra Reddy thanks fans". The Times of India.
- "Yaaradi Nee Mohini serial shooting at Big set". cinema.dinamalar.com.
- "Yaaradi Nee Mohini New Serial on Zee Tamil". cinema.dinamalar.com.
- "Zee Tamil to launch two new fiction shows on 24th April". Zee.com.
- "ஜ��� தமிழில் பூவே பூச்சூடவா, யாரடி நீ மோகினி - புத்தம் புதிய சீரியல்கள்". Filmbeat.com.
- "'யாரடி நீ மோகினி' சீரியலில் இருந்து வெளியேறினார் சஞ்சீவ்!". cinema.vikatan.com.
- "Actress Minnal Deepa gets hitched to beau Subramani; a look at their happy pictures". The Times of India.
- "Yaaradi Nee Mohini completes 3 years; actors Chaitra Reddy and Arvind Khathare thanks fans". The Times of India.
- "Yaaradi Nee Mohini completes 1000 episodes; Surjith Ansary and others thank fans". The Times of India.
- "Yaaradi Nee Mohini Serial Listed At Top 5 Position In Tamil 2018 TRP Rating Charts". Indiantvinfo.com.
- "WEEK 47 – DATA: Saturday, 21th November 2020 To Friday, 27th November 2020". BARC India. Archived from the original on 10 December 2020.
- "Yaaradi Nee Mohini crosses 900 episodes; Actor Surjith Ansary thanks fans". The Times of India.
- "சும்மாவே காட்டு காட்டுன்னு காட்டுவாங்க.. இப்போ மகா சங்கமம் வேற.. ரசிகர்கள் பரவசம்". tamil.oneindia.com.
- "Zee Tamil all set for Mahasangamam festival till March 2021". Indiantelevision.com.
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- "Yaaradi Nee Mohini - 15th MAR 2021 Onwards, Daily 8-9 PM - 1 Hour Mega Episode Promo - Zee Tamil".
- "New show Evare Nuvvu Mohini on Zee Telugu". The Times of India.
- "Odia entertainment channel Zee Sarthak has launched a new show Mu Bi Ardhangini on 9 July 2018 in the time band of 7 pm, airing from Monday to Saturday, replacing Manini". Indian Television.
- "Aranee Sundari, a new horror serial". The Times of India.
- "& TV presents an unusual love story Main Bhi Ardhangini". Indian Television.
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