Manthira Vasal was a TV serial, created by yesteryear actress 'Kutty' Padmini. The serial was a super hit, and the actress told that people in the industry had warned her that it would be a difficult subject to handle. But Padmini was certain of the serial's success as she has always been encouraged by her husband Prabhu Nepal.
The serial was an adaptation of the story of Indira Soundarrajan who is known for his unique writing, and most of his novels are supernatural thrillers. The serial was telecast on Raj TV channel, and the story had a thriller and mystery touch to it. The show had actors like Rajasree who played the lead actress role.
Remember the actress Rajasree who made her entry in Tamil cinema with Bharathiraja's 'Karuthamma' and winning laurels for her prodigious performance and later she leaped with best credits in TV series such as 'Mandhira Vasal' or 'Agal Vilakku'. Reports suggest D. Imman received the first break by Kutty Padmini for her serials like Mandhira Vaasal.
Produced by Kutty Padmini, and directed by her husband - Prabhu Nepal. The director is famous in the TV/film industry for giving a good thriller concept. The title song was sung by Suresh Peters (Pettarap fame) who was an old friend of AR Rahman. Later on, after the success of this serial, Kutty Padmini had setup Vaishnavi Films Enterprises Limited.
Now, do we all remember this actress Kutty Padmini who was the first child artist to win the best child actor award for the movie 'Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum '(1965)? Krishnan–Panju produced the film and Kutty Padmini was the discovery of AVM Productions.
Producer A. V. Meiyappan had discovered this talent on the horizon of Indian cinema. This is the reason one could find her making some top TV serials in Tamil language and Manthira Vasal was helmed by her.