Vishalam was a popular TV show written by S.Krishnaswamy and directed by Gita Krishna Raj. This serial traces the story of the family tree of four generations and the show concludes with the birth of the fifth generation at the dawn of the new millennium in the year 2000. The show is popular for its realistic portrayal of the different periods and the characters. This story unfolds from the point of view of an educated, prosperous family from South India, tracing the gradual and daunting changes that the family encounters and the social changes that bring about on the women of the household.
Vishalam ran for a total of 52 episodes. The cast of the show include Abhishek, Dr. Sharmila, Shanti Ganesh, Auditor Sridhar, Kanchi Initha, Golden Suresh, Sita, Baby Meenakshi, Baby Kalyani, Lata, Gita, Suresh, Prem Sai, Goutham, Swaminathan, Baby Kamini, Baby Vaishnavi and others. Vishalam was produced by Krishnaswamy Associates, a production house headed by S.Krishnaswamy. Other popular shows to come out from the production house of Krishnaswamy Associates include Aalayam, Ezhu Thalaimurai Ezhuchi, Unmai Sudum, Thuppariyum Sambu, Oorarinda Rahasyam and others. Krishnaswamy is also known for producing and directing documentaries like India 5555, From Indus Valley to Indira Gandhi and others.