The Tamil version of Hindi television show 'Tenali Raman', which narrates the story of the poet, will go on air on January 16.
The original 'Tenali Raman' was aired on Sab TV last year and the Tamil dubbed version will be telecast on Zee Tamil and Zee Tamil HD. It features Krishna Bharadwaj as Tenali Raman, Pankaj Berry as Tathacharya and Manav Gohil as emperor Krishnadevaraya.
"We are committed to presenting fresh and innovative content across genres and categories for our Tamil viewers around the world. Packed with wit and humour, we are confident that the tales of Tenali Raman will entertain our audiences across all age groups and beyond all boundaries," read a statement from the channel.
The show narrates the story of the legendary poet who was one of the Ashtadiggas in King Krishnadevaraya's court. He used his wit and intelligence to solve tricky situations and problems that led 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.