Karuthamuthu was a Malayalam TV drama aired on Asianet. The show was directed by Praveen Kadakkavoor under the banner of Bros Creations. The first episode was aired on October 20, 2014.
On 9 August 2019, the show was completed and concluded with the climax.
Karuthamuthu is the story of a pure heart striving for love and respect in a world of stone-hearted fair-skins. Karthika's father, the one to have caressed her and taken efforts to design her future bright, had died at her early age living only his skin color as a heritage to her.
As dark containing clouds covering the clear blue sky, her truthful and sincere inner self is blanketed by her inky skin. She is looked down upon by people around her and even her step-father for the same reason of skin tone added to the fact that they don't share the same blood. Many of her marriage alliances are also turned down leaving her heartbroken, lonely, and in a state of dismay.
Initially, it is only Karthika's mother who shares her pain. But as the drama rolls on, will she find a kind second heart to feel for her?.. Would there come someone to hold on to her?... Will she be elevated from this social as well as psychological oppression?... Karuthamuthu shall unfurl all the curiousness.
Premi Vishwanath as Karthika/Karthu (Later replaced by Renu Soundar)
Kishor Satya as Dr. Balachandran
Sharanya Sasi as Kanya/Kanni (Later replaced by Lekshmi Priya)
Lalitha as Mother of Karthika
Thara Kalyan as Mallika
Akshara Kishor as Balachandrika/Bala Mol
Archana Suseelan as Dr. Mareena
Santhosh Kurup as Ret Prof. Nathan
Giridhar as Sreekanth
Devendranath as Dr. Arun
Shiju as Shankar Das
Lishoy as Dr. Fernandus
Balachandran Chullikkadu as Dr .Perumal
Akhil Nair as Aromal
Srihari as Kunju Shekharan
Sreelatha Namboothiri as Shekharan's mother
Dr. Sharmila as Jagadhamba
Rajani Murali as Nandini
Shobha Mohan as Arundhathi
Jayakumar Parameswaran Pillai as Sadanam Sadu
Arun Mohan as Stephen
Bindu Murali as Lakshmi Dathan
Sree Padma as Anjana