Chennai, 6th June 2019: Set to showcase the myriad of emotions in an intense battle to freedom, COLORS Tamil announced the launch of Myna – a riveting tale of bonded labour narrated through the eyes of a young, free-spirited girl. Premiering on 10th June 2019, the new show will trail the journey of a seven-year-old girl, who becomes the central force in the fight for good vs evil. Carrying the theme of vicious, social issue – bonded labour, that is still widely prevalent in 21st Century, Myna will unravel the emotions and turmoil of a poverty stricken family who are forced to trade their unborn child as collateral for money, from every Monday to Friday at 8:30 PM on COLORS Tamil.
The newly launched show, Myna captures the dynamics of socio-economic divide that pushed several families from across villages into bonded labour. With the families facing harsh realities of power-play and struggles to endure their everyday labour, Myna is born as a promise of freedom. Born into a system of injustice and enslavement, the intriguing story trails Myna’s resilience and courage to take on the antagonist, Singaperumal, a local political honcho and wealthy landlord in her own charming free-spirited manner.
Commenting on the show, Mr. Anup Chandrasekharan, Business Head – COLORS Tamil, said, “Bonded labour is a national issue and still widely prevalent in 21st century. The issue needs attention from various stakeholders, and we intend to play the catalyst role in bringing to forefront the grappling struggles faced by these labourers through Myna. It takes great courage and resilience to overcome challenges in life, which our COLORS Tamil leading ladies have showcased since our inception. Today, we are happy to welcome the youngest and the boldest Myna into our COLORS Tamil family, who is going to shoulder one of the intense story lines with all her charm. We hope that our audiences will join Myna on her journey from innocence, realization, hope, freedom and achievement.”
Adding to this, Nithyanandan, Director – Myna, said “Myna is the story of not just one child but many who struggle to break free from the shackles of bonded labour in a modern world. The show with its powerful story line, will take the audience on a journey filled with resonating emotions of courage and conviction to fight injustice. Myna’s rebellious yet delightful nature in her battle with Singaperumal is sure to strike a chord with the audience. We are confident that the show will break free from the clutter and offer an inspiring story of survival and hope.”
Along with Divyadarshini, who plays the seven-year-old Myna the show will also feature a stellar line-up of artists including Vishwaroopam Fame, Mukthar Khan, who plays the antagonist – Singaperumal in Myna, Tamil TV actor Ranjith as Kanthasamy, Myna’s father and Sreevani as Kasturi, Myna’s mother.
Kick start the month of June with the heartwarming story of freedom and resilience through Myna, starting on 10th June 2019, every Monday to Friday at 8:30 PM only on COLORS Tamil. The channel is available on all leading cable networks and on all DTH platforms – Sun Direct (CH NO 128), Tata Sky (CHN NO 1555), Airtel (CHN NO 763), Dish TV (CHN NO 1808) and Videocon D2H (CHN NO 553). Have you missed any episode? Don’t worry, tune-in to Voot to catch up all your favorite shows.
About COLORS Tamil: Launched in February 2018, COLORS Tamil is the youngest general entertainment channel from the stable of Viacom18 that thrives to entertain the Tamil speaking viewers around the globe through distinctive and powerful stories that inspire and celebrate women and their families. Positioned as Idhu Namma Oru Coloru (the colors of our motherland), COLORS Tamil focuses on storytelling that matches the rich heritage of the Tamil Nadu culture with qualitative and innovative programming. Some of our flagship shows are Velunachi, Arya’s Enga Veetu Maapilai, Dance Vs Dance, COLORS Comedy Nights, Singing Stars, Oviya, Vandhal Sridevi, Perazhagi, Thirumanam, Thari and Malar amongst others.
About Viacom18: Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A joint venture of TV18, which owns 51%, and Viacom Inc., with a 49% stake, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching the lives of people through its properties on air, online, on ground, in shop and through cinema.