Ashokavanam is a Tamil soap opera. It is originally a dubbed version of the Telugu soap opera Sundarakanda. Sundarakananda was originally aired only on Gemini TV. And further on, when this television soap opera had been aired on Puthuyugam, its name was changed to Ashokavanam. This series was the first South Indian television serial to be shot in the United States of America for 30 days. The direction of this show had been done by Raja. And it was produced by the G3 Studio. Each episode of this show is timed from twenty minutes to twenty-two minutes, approximately. Four hundred and twenty-five different episodes were made to comprise this television show. Original network for this show were Gemini TV [from 2009 to 2011], Polimer TV [from 2012 to 2013], and Puthuyugam TV [from 2014].
The original release had been made on 6th September 2014. The genre of the Tamil television soap opera had been based on Drama, which is one of the most popular amongst the Indian households. The main cast of this television drama series included Simran,
Sai Kiran, Sujitha, who played the role of Sneha, and Indraja. Other additional cast members were:
Suresh Krishnamoorthy, M. Vasu, Deepika, Narasimharaju, Srilaxmi, Rajesh, Vivek, Mahalaxmi, Narayana Rao, Bhavani, Sumangali, Jaya Vahini, M.Bakthavatsalam, Mimicry Nageswara Rao, Shireesha,
Sruthi Reddy, Sathya Sai, Gopikar, Durga, Deepa, Shareef, Suhasini, Venkatesh, Manjula Vijayakumar, and Prabhakar. Along with this, Rishi was a former cast. After being a huge hit in Telugu television, Sundarakanda made it into Tamil television with a dubbed version on the screens and quickly grabbed the popularity and appreciation that the original series did. With a very famous cast of the show, it premiered into Tamil households and made them its fans.
The viewers of this show highly appreciate the intriguing storyline, which had been coupled with an excellent direction. The storyline of this show, along with the direction, made this show the success it had already seen on Telugu screens. The sheer brilliance in the casting of this series showed when the production declared that they wouldn’t replace Rishi with some other actor for the role he was playing. It delivered a message that they don’t compromise with their characters, after all, they are the ones who make a story come to life on the screens, and it wouldn’t have done justice to fans of the character Rishi was portraying. But the popularity of this show didn’t hinder because of Rishi’s leave; it still grossed to gain the same appreciation it was getting before.