Penn is an anthology serial telecast in 1991 in Doordarshan. The series was directed by Suhasini Maniratnam and produced by her dad, “Charuhasan.” The series has an exemplary music composition by Isaignani, “Ilaiyaraaja.” The cinematography is by GP Krishna and the editing is by “B Lenin” and Gopal. Penn has eight short stories telecasted, one per day. This is the directorial debut of Suhasini. All these stories are impressive and heart-touching, not only with the script and direction, but also with the experienced stars' performances. The segments in this anthology series are Hemavukku Kalyanam, Appa Appadithan, Appa Irukken, Mrs. Ranganath, Kutty Anand, Love Story, Raji Maathiri Ponnu and Vaarthai Thavari Vittai.
Hemavukku Kalyanam has “Revathi,” Charuhasan, “Sreevidya,” Nithya Ravindran, Baby Vijaya and Baby 'Neena.' This story is about the unrevealed mother’s love. Sreevidya nailed the character and her performance was wonderful.
Appa Appadithan has the star cast of Gemini Ganesan, Bhanu Priya, Bhanu Chander, “Rajyalakshmi,” A. V. Ramanan, Lakshmipriya, Priya and Mythili.
Appa Irukken has “Geetha,” “Chandrahasan,” A. V. Ramanan, Kakinada Shyamala, Devika Rani, Geetha Nagarajan, Meena and Vikram Raj.
Mrs. Ranganath has Radhika Sarathkumar in the main cast. The short story also has Sarath Babu, Richard Rishi, Divya, Veera Raghavan, “Raghavendar,” Susheela Ranganath, “Veerasamy,” Maadhu Balaji and Kavithalaya Krishnan in the cast.
Kutty Anand has Amala Akkineni, Nizhalgal Ravi, Master Anand, Kutty Padmini, Poornam Vishwanathan, Vani and Gayathri.
In the next part of this anthology, Love Story, Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai played the lead role. Nithya, who played in Hemavukku Kalyanam, played a supporting role in this serial. “Raja,” Priya, Radhabhai and Venky are in the cast.
Raji Maathiri Ponnu has Saranya Ponvannan as the lead actress. “Raghuvaran” and Sowcar Janaki played the supporting roles.
Vaarthai Thavari Vittai is the final story in this anthology with “R Parthiepan” in the lead role alongside Suhasini Maniratnam, the series's director.