Ramayan makes a comeback on Doordarshan during lockdown

Coronavirus Amid lockdown DD National to retelecast epic serial Ramayana

"Happy to announce that on public demand, we are starting re-telecast of Ramayan from tomorrow, Saturday March 28 on DD National".

Mr Javadekar tweeted this morning saying, "Please tune in to @DDNational at 9 am & 9 pm to watch "Ramayan" and @DDBharati at 12 noon and 7 pm to watch "Mahabharat" today and everyday".

One episode of the serial will be telecast in the morning from 9 am to 10 am, and another in the evening from 9 pm to 10 pm. It will be the same for 'Mahabharat' too.

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar has provided this information on Twitter. 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. "Kudos to the entire team who worked on a war footing in response to huge demand from the viewers to watch the epic", he added.

Earlier, after the announcement was made, many also shared memes and jokes how life is indeed going back to the "good old days" and "coming full circle".

Directed by filmmaker Ramanand Sagar, Ramayana featured Arun Govil as Ram, Deepika Chikhalia as Sita and Sunil Lahri as Lakshman. It was brought to the screen by Sagar Arts.

The series which originally ran from January 1987 to July 1988 will be re-telecast on DD National from tomorrow.

Since India is under an unprecedented 21-day lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic, most people are confined to their homes and have been demanding a re-telecast of this series. The reruns of the show too are legendary.



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