Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan to be re-telecast on TV amid Adipurush controversy – Here’s when & where to watch

Ramayan, which aired on television from 1987 to 1988, received its first official re-run on Doordarshan during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Adipurush, a lavish multilingual spectacle starring Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Sunny Singh, and Saif Ali Khan and released on June 16, sparked controversy due to its pedestrian language, shoddy VFX, and general depiction of Hindu gods onscreen. As fans and moviegoers linked the Om Raut-directed film to Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, the show has been renewed for another season.

Ramayan, which aired on television from 1987 to 1988, received its first official re-run on Doordarshan during the COVID-19 lockdown owing to popular demand. In the midst of the Adipurush controversy, the producers have decided to resurrect the mythological show on Shemaroo TV.

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It will air Monday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. beginning July 3.

Ramayan, directed by Ramanand Sagar, starring Arun Govil as Lord Ram and Deepika Chikhalia as Sita, with Arvind Trivedi as Ravan and Dara Singh as Hanuman.

Returning to Adipurush, Arun dubbed the film ‘Hollywood Ki Cartoon’. He expressed concern about the viral talks and clips he observed on social media.

Dipika stated, “This is a problem with new-gen actors because they are unable to immerse themselves in the character and understand its emotions.” Ramayana might have been merely a movie to them. Maybe they didn’t develop a spiritual connection.”

Sunil Lahri stated that he had “high expectations” for Adipurush but found it “disappointing.” “You can’t play with your culture in the name of doing something different. The audience doesn’t find any emotional attachment with the scenes. In fact, the dialogues are also poor.”

Several people around the country, from critics to reviewers, expressed dissatisfaction with the film’s dialogue. Among them are’marega bete’, ‘bua ka bagicha hain kya’, and ‘jalegi tere baap ki’. Following such criticism, the makers of Adipurush revised the dialogues.