Ramayan sets record as most-watched entertainment program globally with 7.7 cr viewers, announces Doordarshan

Aired again after 33 Years, Ramayan has set a world record by becoming the highest viewed entertainment program globally.

 Ramayan sets record as most-watched entertainment program globally with 7.7 cr viewers, announces Doordarshan

A still from Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan

The re-telecast of the TV show started on Doordarshan National in March soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.

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DD National said on 16 April, 7.7 crore people across the globe watched the show.

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Written, produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar, Ramayan, first aired on Doordarshan in 1987 and acquired a cult status over the years.

The show featured Arun Govil as Rama, Dipika Chikhlia Topiwala as Sita and Sunil Lahri as Lakshman. It also starred veteran actors Lalita Pawar as Manthara, Arvind Trivedi as Ravana and Dara Singh as Hanuman.

Ramayan concluded the rerun on 18 April and it was followed by the retelecast of Uttar Ramayan.

The final episode of Uttar Ramayan will air on Saturday.

The show will be replaced by Sagar’s another popular series Shri Krishna, which will start airing from Sunday.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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Updated Date: May 02, 2020 13:23:50 IST



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