On the re-launch of two prominent shows, THE RAMAYAN AND THE MAHABHARAT crashes the Doordarshan website, top searched in India on Google.
At the time of lockdown for 21 days, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting decided to keep the country entertained by showcasing the two great epics, The RAMANAD SAGAR’S RAMAYANA and The B.R. CHOPRA’S MAHABHARAT.
RAMAYANA was launched in 1987and was a great hit at that time. Similarly, MAHABHARAT was launched in 1988 and set a benchmark in the Indian television.
The highly popular series made a comeback on DD 1(RAMAYAN) and DD BHARTI (MAHABHARAT) on 22nd March.
As the first episode of RAMAYAN broadcasted, Doordarshan became the top searched website on Google. As people were so eager to find out at what time will it be telecast or trying to find an online link to watch it.
On the other hand, many people were confused about what channel will MAHABHARAT be telecast?
As people dive in it again with family and kids, people from all ages started to like it. It becomes a nostalgic moment for many people who are watching it again. Stories from their heart come out, what happened at that time when we were watching this show.
Many people started posting different things on social media like, “Many people would be watching RAMAYANA on their T.V. for the first time.”
“RAMAYANA ka aadha episode to meri Dadi ne yahi poochne me nikaal diya ki inme se kaunsa actor abhi bhi zinda hai” -Aam Janta
What I think, this is a great thing that happened after ages. Kids, teenagers started to learn more, apart from their books and web series. This will lead to more hours on T.V. rather than on their mobile phones and sitting alone in a quiet place.
It will increase more family time and a sense of togetherness.
Many other shows also starting like SHAKTIMAN, SHRIMATI AND SHRIMAN, JUNGLE BOOK, etc. to watch.
If you haven’t started it yet please go on to DD1 and DD BHARTI to watch the series.
They come at two times –
Ramayana at 9:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M.
MAHABHARAT at 12:00 P.M. and at 7:00 P.M.