Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan was not only popular when it premiered for the first time on television, but broke several records when the mythological show was brought back on DD National during coronavirus lockdown.
After it's successful return, Ramayan is all set for another re-run on the television, this time on Star Plus. The show will air at 7.30 pm every day, starting Monday from May 4.
Ayodhya ke vaasi, purusho mein sarvotam, sabke priy maryada purushottam Shri Ram ki kahaani #Ramayan..4 May se, Somvaar se Ravivaar shaam 7:30 baje StarPlus par. #RamayanOnStarPlus@arungovil12 @LahriSunil @ChikhliaDipika pic.twitter.com/Hpg38bVxpw— StarPlus (@StarPlus) May 3, 2020
In the past few days, the Ramanand Sagar-directed show went on to become the most-watched serial on the television. According to a data released by Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India, the show earned 7.7 crore impressions, becoming number 1 in terms of TRP.
WORLD RECORD!!Rebroadcast of #Ramayana on #Doordarshan smashes viewership records worldwide, the show becomes most watched entertainment show in the world with 7.7 crore viewers on 16th of April pic.twitter.com/hCVSggyqIE— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) April 30, 2020
The 75-episodes show was first aired on Doordarshan in 1987 on Sundays. It featured some of the famous names including Arun Govil as Ram, Dipika Chikhlia Topiwala as Sita, Sunil Lahri as Lakshman, Lalita Pawar as Manthara, Arvind Trivedi as Ravana and Dara Singh as Hanuman.
Along with this, B R Chopra’s mythological drama Mahabharata is also making a comeback on Colors TV. The show will be broadcasted from Monday to Friday from 7pm to 9pm, starting May 4.
Both the mythological shows have earned immense popularity in India due to their narration and direction. While a lot of directors tried to recreate the shows later, none of them went on to become as successful as these.
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