Varam was a super-hit television show aired on Sun TV (India) from 19.11.2001 and ended on 31.12.2003. Sun TV is a family oriented regional television channel showcasing reality shows, mythological serials, soap operas, talk shows, sit- coms and game shows, etc. Varam had a total of 368 episodes in a duration of two years and two months. Due to its potential success among the general public and viewers, it made it to the prime-time slot on the Indian television, staring at 07:30 p.m. The genre of this daily soap was family based drama, focusing and portraying the lives of the family members, their hopes, dreams, ambitions, aspirations, ups and downs and how they overcome such pit- falls with determination, courage and will- power. The show gets more and more exciting with subsequent episodes.
Simple, lucid and touching dialogues by E. Ramadoss further appeal to the general mass striking an everlasting impression in their minds and hearts. This show was one of the biggest hits during that time. Established in the year 1980s, by G. Thyagarajan and G. Saravanan, Sathya Jyothi Films was the production house and distribution company for this daily soap. Thyagarajan, an MBA graduate from the US initially began his film production career under the studio Sathya Movie Production Company of his father-in-law R.M. Veerappan, before founding Sathya Jyothi Films in the early 1980s. At present, this production company is all set for their 32nd venture which would bring an ensemble cast of
Kajal Aggarwal and
Akshara Haasan in the lead roles, directed by Siva.
Directed by B. Nithiyanandam, produced by Selvi Thyagarajan & T.T.G. Thyaga Saravanan, it had an ensemble cast of Cheenu, Neena, Durga,
Vijay Babu, Vijay Krishna Raj and others. G. Kanan was the creative director, the story and screenplay being beautifully crafted by Pattukottai Prabhakar. The title song composed by Murugan beautifully introduced us to all the characters one by one and portrayed the famous Vivekananda Rock memorial and Thiruvalluvar statue at Kanyakumari which is very much pleasing to the eyes of the viewers. Varam’s initial episode was aired for 19 minutes and 44 seconds. This television show became popular and subsequently sub surfaced to the broader limelight when on one such occasion the cast and the crew suddenly invaded a house in Shastri Nagar, Adyar to shoot an episode of the daily soap. This incident was highlighted in the online edition of India’s National Newspaper i.e. The Hindu, on Thursday 6th of March, 2003 by Geeta Padmanabhan.