Modern Love Chennai (2023): Loved This Anthology Show

Modern Love Chennai is a Tamil language anthology series from Tamil Nadu, India. These charming and thoughtful modern-day love stories are set in the historical city of Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu.

Like the ‘Modern Love‘ series that we had written about earlier in our magazine, the ‘Modern Love Chennai’ is inspired by articles published in the New York Times, although it has been adapted for the Tamil landscape.

Modern Love Chennai (S1/2023) Series:- details

GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
Original languageTamil (India)
Age-CertificationUA (16+)
WritersBalaji Tharaneetharan, Rajumurugan, Reshma Ghatala, Pratheep Kumar S, & Thiagarajan Kumararaja
Music DirectorsIsaignani Ilaiyaraaja, Yuvan Shankar Raja, G.V. Prakash Kumar, Sean Roldan
Show DirectorsBharathiraja, Balaji Sakthivel, Thiagarajan Kumararaja, Rajumurugan, Krishnakumar Ramakumar, & Akshay Sundher
CastRitu Varma, Ashok Selvan, Ramya Nambessan, Wamiqa, Sri Gouri Priya, Samyuktha Vishwanathan, Pawan Alex, Aniiruth Kanakarajan, T J Bhanu, Sanjula Sarathi, Chu Khoy Sheng, Srikrishna Dayal, Vasudevan Murali, Vasundhara, Kishore, Vijayalakshmi, PB, etc
About – Modern Love Chennai.

Modern Love Chennai (S1/2023) Series:- synopsis

Modern Love Chennai is an eclectic bouquet of love stories – funny, quirky, deep and puzzling. While the stories converse with your heart, you also catch a glimpse into the soul of Chennai with its unique terrains and diverse inhabitants.

Focus:- {Spoilers Free} episodes – brief story, reviews & ratings

1. Lalagunda Bommaigal

Lalagunda Bommaigal means The Dolls of Laggunda.

Brief Story: An embittered, heartbroken but sharp-tongued young butter-biscuit maker Shoba (Sri Gouri Priya – pic.), is told by a holy man (R Prasanna Ram Kumar) that she will find love. But his prediction comes with a caveat in this sardonic love story.

Short Review: Sri Gouri Priya (as Shoba) has done an admirable act as the once-bitten, twice-shy young charming girl, who fearlessly speaks her mind. However, I could guess the surprise element in this wacky and unusual love story. But I shall not ruin it for you all by sharing its spoilers.

Lalagunda Bommaigal – FM & IMDb Ratings

FM’s rating4.35/5
IMDb rating as of the date7.60/10
FM & IMDb Ratings

2. Imaigal

Imaigal means Eyelids.

Brief Story: A woman named Devi (T. J. Bhanu) facing imminent blindness finds a man called Nithyanandham (Ashok Selvan) who promises to love her, regardless. Will their love endure when life gets in the way?

Short Review: A young couple (Devi & Nithyanandham – pic.) love each other dearly, and Nithyanandham promises to face all kinds of challenges in their lives bravely. This love story explores their love lives after they get married. I greatly loved this sensitive and emotional love story between Nithyanandham and Devi. Both Bhanu (Devi) and Askok (Nithyanandham) played their roles delicately. Are they able to deal with the problems in a mature and understanding manner?

Imaigal – FM & IMDb Ratings

FM’s rating4.25/5
IMDb rating as of the date7.40/10
FM & IMDb Ratings

3. Kaadhal Enbadhu Kannula Heart Irukkura Emoji

Kaadhal Enbadhu Kannula Heart Irukkura Emoji means Love is a heart-shaped emoji.

Brief Story: A hopelessly romantic, cinema-obsessed 90s kid, Mallika (Ritu Varma – pic.) embarks on her quest for a ‘grand love story’, directing her life through multiple plot points and romantic film tropes. As she lives in her dream world, what does reality have in store for her?

Short Review: In the majority of romantic films, the leading stars get a happy ending in their reel lives. But the real-life love stories have to contend with so many issues (religions, regions, languages, castes, status, et al) to complicate the matter. Ritu Varma (Mallika) has charmingly played her part to get a dreamy ending in this fun-filled story, which again dares to take a couple of potshots at the well-established social norms.

Kaadhal Enbadhu Kannula Heart Irukkura Emoji – FM & IMDb Ratings

FM’s rating4.20/5
IMDb rating as of the date7.30/10
FM & IMDb Ratings

4. Margazhi

Margazhi means Margazhi month of Bhakti and Music.

Brief Story: A simple tale of adolescent love. A troubled girl Jazmine (Sanjula Sarathi – pic) gets smitten with a young boy Milton (Chu Khoy Sheng) and begins to fantasize about him. But is the love of a silent heart ever expressed?

Short Review: This story reminded me of the time when I was a teenager. In those growing up years, even my heart used to wander and get infatuated with the strange feelings of love and longing. It is a perceptive tale about love, loss, relationships, and friendships. Both Sanjula and Chu Khoy have done a good acting job of telling this touching love story about youngsters in love.

Margazhi – FM & IMDb Ratings

FM’s rating4.15/5
IMDb rating as of the date7.50/10
FM & IMDb Ratings

5. Paravai Kootil Vaazhum Maangal

Paravai Kootil Vaazhum Maangal means deer living in bird nests.

Brief Story: A college professor Rohini (Vijayalakshmi Feroz Ahathian -pic.) gets a distressing call from a lady Revathi (Remya Nambeesan – pic.). As she sets off to deal with an uncertain situation, memories of meeting a man named Ravi (Kishore Kumar G- pic.) unfold.

Short Review: This is the boldest love story of this anthology series that challenges well-established social conventions about love, marriage, divorce, kids, family, etc. Both Remya and Vijayalakshmi acted superbly in this story with a mature theme. Let me quote a line from it – “One thing we have never understood for thousands of years is the (love) heart!”

Paravai Kootil Vaazhum Maangal – FM & IMDb Ratings

FM’s rating4.05/5
IMDb rating as of the date7.40/10
FM & IMDb Ratings

6. Ninaivo Oru Paravai

Ninaivo Oru Paravai means memory is but a bird.

Brief Story: When you lose your memory, have you lost a key to your past or to the future?

Short Review: It is the most complex and mind-bending adult story of this anthology series. A young couple Sam (Wamiqa Gabbi – pic.) and K (PB) live together until the medical case of memory loss happens leading to heartbreak and breakup. In this enigmatic and ambiguous tale about reality versus fantasy – Wamiqa Gabbi has given a good acting performance. Can they rediscover their love and rebuild their relationships? Or is their love story merely a figment of the imagination and part of a movie script? I don’t really know, maybe you can share your thoughts about the same.

Ninaivo Oru Paravai – FM & IMDb Ratings

FM’s rating4.30/5
IMDb rating as of the date7.80/10
FM & IMDb Ratings.

Modern Love Chennai (S1/2023) Series:- posters

Modern Love Chennai
Modern Love Chennai

Modern Love Chennai (S1/2023) Series:- trailer

Modern Love Chennai (S1/2023) Series – official trailer | Youtube.

Modern Love Chennai (S1/2023) Series:- conclusion

We have to agree with the people behind this show, who have described “Love” – it exists in so many different dimensions that it is hard to define, yet easy to ‘know’. In this anthology series, we see and come across the different facets of “Love”. Again to be completely honest with you all, I loved the ‘Modern Love Chennai’ show very much. Some of the episodes were sweet and adorable, while on the other hand, a couple of its episodes left me surprised and bewildered.

Finally, in my concluding remarks, I leave you with a famous quote by St. Augustine, “Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.”

So, in other words, it is better to watch this show, than to never watched it at all.

Although I do not understand the Tamil language, even then I have always liked the hit Tamil songs. My friends from Tamil Nadu have always spoken very highly of the veteran music director Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja.

So go ahead and check out the good music (YouTube link shared below) from this series.

Modern Love Chennai - Soundtrack | Youtube -


Featured & Other Images: Modern Love Chennai show | Prime Video – Amazon.