Television soap operas aired in different languages, with unique concepts and social impacts, usually target the women audience. These homemakers tend to connect mentally and emotionally to these serials,which adds on to the huge success of these daily soaps, be it in any language. Here is a list of Top 10 Malayalam serials, to which audience look up to, each day.
It is the most viewed Malayalam serial aired on channel Asianet (Mon-Fri, 9 PM). An infamous remake of the Hindi daily soap “
Diya Aur Baati Hum
,” this daily soap has successfully garnered attention of the audience due to its unique concept and story base. The female protagonist is shown as an ambitious woman and an IPS officer, who is supported by her husband, this in itself is an unusual plot. This daily soap has won a lot of accolades in different award functions and is indeed a must watch.
Karuthamuthu is a Malayalam series aired on Asianet every weekday at 10 PM. The plot revolves around a girl Karthika, who is dark skinned and the ordeals she has to face due to her skin colour in a judgemental society. The story plot advances to find out how this girl is a gem of a person, much like the title suggests, Black Pearl indeed. The drama makes use of the emotional quotient of the viewers and is rated as the 2nd widely viewed serial of Asianet.
It is a Malayalam family drama on Asianet. It was launched on 3rd February 2014. It’s a remake of the Hindi serial ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya,’ aired on Star Plus. The simplicity of the plot is something audience look up to, a story of two cousins who are two opposite poles and how jealousy creeps into their relationship is the main outline of the story. It’s currently running successfully from every Monday to Friday at 9.30 PM.
The remake of ‘
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
,’ Pranayam is a Malayalam Television series launched on Asianet on 6th July 2015. It’s the longest running serial on this channel due to the wide viewership and the support rendered. It’s a usual romantic saga presented in an extraordinary style. Directed by Sudheesh Shankar and crossing over 400 episodes, Pranayam still holds a special place in a viewer’s heart.
5. Thateem Muteem
It is a Malayalam comedy series. It shows the relationship between the daughter-in-law and her mother-in-law in a comical way, unlikely to the normal daily soaps. Directed by Gopalan Manoj, Thateem Muteem is aired on Mazhavil Manorama every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM. The serial is a passive watch with family for a hearty laughter and comedy.
Krishnathulasi, a Malayalam daily soap written and directed by Joyce is a sibling’s love triangle, and the drama created out of it. The television series is launched on Mazhavil Manorama during the Prime time 7 PM. The story of two sisters and their love attracted a lot of viewers and still continue to cast the same spell.
It is a Malayalam daily soap launched on Mazhavil Manorama on 11th July 2016. The story is based on family drama and the societal differences between two people who are deeply in love, Nanditha, and Satyajit. The ease of the plot and connectivity that it has with the viewers is the reason behind the success of this soap opera. Telecasted at 7 PM, the show is successfully running, with over 200 episodes and continues to hold a unique place in people’s heart.
8. Karyam Nisaram
Karyam Nisaram is the longest running serial on the Kairali channel with over 1000 episodes. It is people’s favourite with a plot as simple and connected to viewers mind, with fewer characters. The drama shows, how people with different personalities could stay under the same roof, as a loving couple. The soap opera comes each day with different morals and almost gives you an impression of a modern day Tom and Jerry. Village officer K. Mohankrishnan and Advocate Satyabhama still continue to entertain the audience by their cute, little fights and tantrums.
It is a Malayalam mega serial telecasted on 2nd July 2011 on Asianet. It is the remake of a Bengali serial ‘Maa,’ and this daily soap has completed 700 episodes in 2014. The most popular serial on Asianet and has the story based on the emotions of a mother and her long- lost child. These motherly emotions created in the minds of the viewers, make them watch the drama over and over again. It’s now aired on Asianet at Prime time 7 PM.
This romantic drama was launched on Asianet channel on 16th May 2016 at 9 PM, it later became the longest running serial much after Streedhanam. Attention and love of its audience has always been a motivation for its cast and crew. The word Bharya means wife and the plot deals with how a spouse could go to the edges to save her husband and her marriage. As the plot goes well with the viewers’ understanding of traditions, there is immense support and love from the audience.