Anandham, one of the longest-running and most popular Tamil soap operas, aired its last episode on 27 February 2009 on Sun TV. The show, which started on 24 November 2003, had a total of 1297 episodes and was produced by Sathya Jyothi Films. The show revolved around the family drama and business rivalry of Radhakrishnan (RK), an eminent industrialist, and his four children. The show featured many twists and turns involving romance, murder, revenge and other intrigues typical of Tamil soaps.
The show had a loyal fan base who followed the lives of the characters with keen interest. The show also depicted successful, independent-minded women rather than women battered by husbands and mothers-in-law. Some of the most memorable characters were Shanthi (Sukanya), a widow who married RK's second son Karthik and faced many struggles for acceptance within the family; Abhirami (Brinda Das), the other daughter-in-law who married RK's eldest son Madhan with a motive to destroy the family; Rohini (Kamalesh), Madhan's first love who reunited with him after he divorced Abhirami; and Delhi Kumar, who played RK with grace and dignity.
The show ended with a happy note as all the family members reconciled and celebrated RK's birthday. The last episode also featured a special appearance by T.G.Thiyagarajan, the producer of the show, who thanked the viewers for their support and love. The show was also re-aired on Zee Tamil from 24 February 2014 to 6 February 2015 and is currently re-airing on Kalaignar TV since 20 February 2023[^2^].
Anandham will always remain in the hearts of the Tamil audience as a classic example of family entertainment.
Some of the highlights of Anandham were the catchy theme song composed by Ramani Bharadwaj and sung by K.S.Chithra, the realistic sets and locations, the crisp editing and direction by Cheyyar Ravi and Nithyanandam, and the excellent performances by the cast. The show also won several awards and accolades, including the Best Serial Award at the Sun Kudumbam Awards in 2008. The show also had a huge impact on the Tamil culture and society, as many people related to the characters and situations depicted in the show. The show also inspired many spin-offs and remakes in other languages.
Anandham was not just a serial, but a phenomenon that touched millions of lives. The show will always be remembered as one of the best Tamil serials ever made.
Even after 14 years of its end, Anandham still has a loyal fan following who watch the re-runs and clips of the show on YouTube and other platforms. The show also has a fan page on Facebook with over 15,000 likes and a group with over 10,000 members. The fans often share their memories and opinions about the show and the characters. The show also has a Wikipedia page with detailed information about the plot, cast and crew. The show also has a rating of 7.4 out of 10 on IMDb, based on 17 reviews.
Anandham is a testament to the power of storytelling and the bond between the audience and the creators. The show will always be cherished as a masterpiece of Tamil television. ec8f644aee