Rail Sneham was the maiden project from K.Balachander’s Kavithalaya productions’ Min Bimbangal company. The title song written by Kaviperarasu Vairamuthu, starting as “Rayil sneham…..rayil sneham……madhalum illathathu…….mudivum illathathau…..” was an instant hit. It was sung by Jesudas and Chitra.The meaning of the serial title, denotes the friendship blommed in a train journey.
The story was contributed by a popular novelist Vaasanthi. The music was rendered by V.S.Narashimhan and the screenplay and dialogues were handled by Ananthu. The song in the serial,”Intha Veenaikku Theriyaathu……” sung by Chitra was a melodious song which became popular for the lyrics in it. The leading casts were
Nizhalgal Ravi, Raasi,
Kavithalaya Krishnan, Amudha, Indira, Charlie, Vivek and others. The story revolved around Purushothaman and his Daughter Sahana. Sahana was in love and her dad was against it.
One day, Sahana had a chance to read the old diary of her father Purushothaman and understood that he was in love in his younger age. The events mentioned in the diary made her understand the reasons behind his denial for her love. The way the issues are solved and how the turns happened in their lives made the rest of the story. The serial had comedy sequences to the core with Kavithalaya Krishnan and Vivek. As all the Balachander movies, this serial too captured the minds and hearts of the audience with the unique touch, his movies create. The serial was a milestone in the career of Nizhalgal Ravi.