MUMBAI: Sony Sabs epic folklore Tenali Rama has been picked by Tamil GEC Zee Tamil. The show, which will be dubbed in Tamil, will air from 16 January, every Monday to Friday at 6 pm on Zee Tamil and Zee Tamil HD.

The Tamil version of the show will be known as Tenali Raman.

The show narrates the story of Tenali Raman the legendary poet who was one of the Ashtadiggas in King Krishnadevarayas court who uses his wit and intelligence to solve tricky situations and problems that lead to his widespread popularity around the kingdom and across generations. His sharp encounters with his arch-rival Tathacharya, who often tries to show him down, forms an integral part of the story.

Written by Neeraj Vyas, the show features popular actor Krishna Bharadwaj who plays the role of Tenali Raman, Pankaj Berry as Tathacharya and Manav Gohil as Emperor Krishnadevaraya.

Speaking on the launch, the channel spokesperson said, Zee Tamil is focused on presenting its viewers with the perfect blend on fiction and reality shows that seeks to satiate the diverse entertainment needs of the Tamil audiences. With the launch of Tenali Raman, we seek to bring back our tryst with the cultural history of our country that can be enjoyed by the viewers at the comfort of their homes.