Like Tamil Movies, Tamil TV serials are also gaining popularity these days. New producers and directors are clubbing with writers to give shape to their vision and depict it on screen. No doubt that this sounds like a dream for Tamil industry as their scope is expanding with each passing day and then, their work is being recognised by the viewers. South Indian movies have always been a great hit among Indian audiences. People all over India love their dubbed version. But now their TV shows are also being appreciated and that the reason that directors are coming up with new shows.
Recent Tamil show to leave an impact on audience was 'Karunamanjari.' The serial aired on famous Tamil TV Channel, Raj TV. ‘Karunamanjari’ is directed by Prabhu Nepal who was also the writer, producer, and creative director of the serial. The screenplay was also by Prabhu in 'Karunamanjari.' Its opening theme music 'Penne Penne' is still a hit among the viewers which was composed by Karthik. The show was loved so much that it was dubbed in the Telugu language too. The Telugu version was aired on well known Telugu channel 'Vissa.'
Vijay Antony and Sanjeev compose the theme music of the serial. Well-renowned lyricist, P. Vijay write the lyrics. The shooting of the show was held in Chennai. The Production company of the show was Jakaarb Telefilms.
The serial is edited by P.Kanesh and P.D. Ramesh Sunder. Although original dates of its release are not known it is said that it went on the air somewhere between 2010 – 2011. It was a typical Telugu drama. Although the first season was a big hit, the second season is not being planned as the story reached a happy ending in the first season itself. Like any other Indian show, it continued for a long during in which a total of 182 episodes were shot and telecasted. The story was of a typical lower middle-class family, their problems and happiness.
If we talk about the leading cast
Sudha Chandran was in the role of Indira, Puspalatha as Manjari, Madhubala as Kalpana and Vanaya as Ramya. Some other characters were
Ajay Rathnam, Manokar,
Birla Bose, Raja, Priya, Jayalakshmi, etc. It’s good to see Tamil industry and Tamil actors gaining so much recognization and acceptance from the audience. They are being appreciated not only in South but, all over India. This popularity pushes the cast and crew and opens the path for new shows to pop up.