Iniya iru Malargal Review(Zee5) Review

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ZEE5 has launched the Tamil version of its mega-hit show – Kumkum Bhagya titled Iniya Iru Malargal. Is it worth a watch? Read our review to find out!

Cast: Shabbir Ahluwalia, Sriti Jha
Created By: Ekta Kapoor
Directed By: Sameer Kulkarni, Sharad Pandey
Genre: Drama


The show is based on Jane Austen’s novel – Sense & Sensibility. Iniya Iru Malargal is the dubbed Tamil version of the super hit Hindi show – Kumkum Bhagya. The series starts off as a love triangle between three people, Pragya(Sriti Jha) – Suresh(Faisal Rashid) – Bulbul(Mrunal Thakur). Abhishek(Shabbir) on the other hand is in love with a model – Tanushree(Leena Jumani).

Iniya Iru Malargal Review
Shabbir is a scene stealer. He is superb in his role. Female fans will root for him Image Source:

Purab Khanna is Abhishek’s best friend & music handler. Purab owns an advertising agency where he hires Bulbul. Abhishek is hoping his BFF Purab to marry his sister, but fate has other things in store as Aliya thinks Purab loves Pragya, who has trapped him for his money. What follows is some characters plotting revenge which leads to loads of drama. Will the marriage between the main protagonists be a happy one? Will the wife be able to win her husband’s trust? Will they have a happy ending? Well, you will have to watch the show to find out!


The show comes on the Balaji Telefilms stable. Balaji Telefilms has a good track record of churning out hit dramas & is the biggest TV studio when it comes to hindi serials. With their years of experience in producing dramas, they are well versed with the pulse of the audiences. Ekta Kapoor has relied on one of her frequent collaborators – Shabbir Ahluwalia to star in the project. Shabbir being a seasoned actor performs his part very convincingly. He is clearly a scene stealer. As is the case with most of Ekta Kapoor’s shows, this show too has strong female characters in it. Sriti Jha is superb in her part as Pragya. Mrunal Thakur essays her part well. The supporting casts too are perfectly cast for their roles. Special mention goes to Leena Jumani who plays Tanushree – the vamp.

With a running time of 21 mins, each episode with its several twists & turns makes for an interesting watch. That explains why the show has completed 1000 episodes & still continues to boast of a huge fan following in Hindi and Tamil too!


This show mainly appeals to female audiences. But if you are a man who is fond of daily soaps, you will enjoy this more than the others.


For fans of daily soaps, Iniya Iru Malargal will raise the benchmark in terms of scripting, production values & acting. Huddle around your mobile/TV to watch this show with your family & be ready for 21 mins of pure unadulterated drama! You can also watch all the episodes anytime, anywhere on the ZEE5 app.

Our Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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