Tamil audiences have never missed expressing their love, affection, and a warm welcome to talented and passionate actors and technicians from the beginning when cinema and entertainment became a medium of expression and skill-showing platform. They have always spread out the red carpets for the ones, who have given their best efforts in entertaining and engaging them. T Suriavelan, a Singapore-based Tamil filmmaker and actor, is the latest one to enjoy this privilege for his Naam series, which has worked wonders in capturing the interests of global audiences beyond the boundaries, and linguistic barriers.
Naam season 1, the 32-part series featuring 5 popular songs, became an overnight blockbuster for its engaging storytelling, outstanding performances by the actors, and chart-buster songs among which, 'Adi Penne' stole the hearts beyond boundaries, thereby scaling more than 275 million views on YouTube. The series won appreciation for its top-notch technical aspects and riveting narration laced with fun, friendship, romance, action, music, twists, and turns, and is now streaming on Netflix. Naam season 1 premiered on April 14, 2023, for the festive occasion of Tamil New Year, gained a tremendous response, and is trending on the OTT platform. With season 1 turning out to be a stellar success, Naam season 2 has now begun streaming on May 19, 2023, on Netflix, and the response once again is highly positive. The ongoing second season will double the raciness, grandeur, and riveting elements with more characters joining the play to enthrall the audiences.
Naam series is produced by 360 Entertainment Productions for Mediacorp Vasantham (a state-owned media conglomerate in Singapore) and is written and directed by T Suriavelan, who plays a unique role that blends both the shades of protagonist and antagonist. The first season of Naam revolved around the journey and struggles of 6 aspiring musicians, who collaborate, to accomplish their vision and dream: A stage to perform. While this journey exposes them to betrayals, jealousy, misunderstandings, and many instances that break their bond, they face an uncalled-for upheaval from an orphaned man, who found and lost his beloved ones in the family. What happens when these characters cross paths forms the crux of season 1.