Thalayanai Pookal is a 2016 Tamil family soap opera that airs on Zee Thamizh. The show aired from 23 May 2016 to 29 June 2018 on Monday to Friday at 21:00 (IST). Later from 16 October 2017, the show shifted from Monday to Friday at 22:00 (IST). On 23 April 2018, the show shifted again to air Monday through Friday at 22:30 (IST) for 549 Episodes. The story is partially based on Balakumaran's novel Thalayanai Pookal. The show starred Anjali Rao, Nisha Krishnan, Sandra Amy, Delhi Ganesh Shrekar, Shreekumar, Neelima Rani and among others.
It is the story of Vedavalli, a brilliant and pragmatic middle class young girl who gets married into a wealthy joint family and fights to keep it united. The story is about family values, women empowerment and triumph of right thinking over evil intent.