Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayan’ to make a comeback on Doordarshan: Javadekar

Lawrence Kim
March 28, 2020

With content being key in surviving this tough time, our very own "Ramayana", one of the most popular Indian shows till date, is returning to television.

National broadcaster Doordarshan has made a decision to re-telecast the mythological series on public demand, Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Prakash Javadekar informed.

NDTV anchor Akhilesh Sharma had tweeted tagging Doordarshan and Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar that there's a huge demand for the mythological classics - Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan and BR Chopra's Mahabharat, owing to the 21-day lockdown, which will see most of the citizens confined at home.

"Informing people about the timings of the show, the channel on Friday tweeted, "#Mahabharat from tomorrow on DD Bharati from tomorrow: "Two Episodes a Day:12 PM Noon 7 PM Evening #Doordarshan".

Co-incidentally, the cast of "Ramayan" featuring Arun Govil, who played the iconic role of Lord Rama, Deepika Chikhalia, who played Goddess Sita and Sunil Lahri, who was seen in the role of Lord Lakshmana along with Ramanand Sagar's son Prem Sagar graced "The Kapil Sharma Show" and the audience loved to see the trio together after nearly two decades. It was brought to the screen by Sagar Arts.

Many on social media are requesting a rerun of these shows as these serials will help reduce the stress people are dealing with due to the lockdown, a step taken by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus. The series originally ran from 25 January 1987 to 31 July 1988. Many suggested rerun of other popular shows from the 80s and 90s.

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