Ramayana To Re-Run On Television
Ramayana is a television series which follows the events of the famous Hindu epic. The show aired on TV during the late 80s and gained immense popularity. At that time, it broke all viewership records for Indian television and became the most-watched Indian television series by a mile. The show became so popular that some people threatened to burn down the local headquarters of the electricity board during a power outage.
The series was created by Ramanand Sagar and starred Arun Govil, Sunil Lahri, Deepika Chikhalia, and Dara Singh in pivotal roles. This series is a reservoir for social and moral values and sends out many positive messages that we all should listen to. William Dalrymple, a renowned Scottish historian wrote about how a hush would fall in the villages as people would flock around their TV sets to watch this exciting television show. In the cities, there were fewer people in the streets when the show was being aired, and even government officials would sometimes miss important meetings because of this show.
Happy to announce that on public demand, we are starting retelecast of 'Ramayana' from tomorrow, Saturday March 28 in DD National, One episode in morning 9 am to 10 am, another in the evening 9 pm to 10 pm.@narendramodi@PIBIndia@DDNational
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) March 27, 2020
Why is Ramayana returning on TV?
The return of Ramayana is wonderful news for old fans of the show who wish to relive the good old days. Since the country is going through a 21-day lockdown to contain the coronavirus, many people started tweeting demanding re-runs of the popular television show. The production activities of television and films have been halted because of the global pandemic, and this has caused channels to replay old episodes.
The Information and Broadcast ministry relented and Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the show will return on TV from March 28th, 2020. This is a brilliant decision because it will help reduce the stress of those who cannot venture outside during these trying times. Besides, airing this popular show might convince people to stay inside their homes and prevent the virus from spreading.
When to watch Ramayana reruns on TV?
The reruns of Ramayana will begin from March 28th, 2020, and you can watch the show from 9 AM to 10 AM in the morning, or from 9 PM to 10 PM in the night.
Union I&B minister @PrakashJavdekar:
Happy to announce that on public demand, we are starting the re-telecast of 'Ramayana' from tomorrow (Saturday, March 28) on @DDNational
– One episode in the morning 9 am to 10 am
– Another in the evening 9 pm to 10 pm pic.twitter.com/LKdHIdXVce
— DD News (@DDNewslive) March 27, 2020
Where to watch reruns of Ramayana?
You can catch reruns of the popular show on Doordarshan National. You should know the channel numbers for DD National for different DTH service providers and you can get in touch them regarding this. Doordarshan National is usually a free channel that is available on any DTH connection.
Has any promotion been done for the return of Ramayana on TV?
The news of Ramayana returning to TV has caused much stir among the country’s population. Several people have tweeted expressing their delight at how they will be able to relive their childhood memories. Minister for Information and Broadcast Prakash Javadekar himself tweeted, announcing the rerun of Ramayana and also mentioned the timings. The cast of Ramayana also reunited on the Kapil Sharma Show recently, where they made some intriguing revelations.
This popular television show will no doubt keep the audience hooked yet again. This is a good step during these times of isolation where people need some form of entertainment in their houses.