Ramayan creates world record; 77 million people watch show in one day

    01-May-2020   
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Ramayan has created the world record of Highest Viewed Entertainment Programme Globally. Prasar Bharati said in a tweet that 77 million people watched the show in one day on the 16th of this month. The television series is being retelecasted on Doordarshan National from the 28th of March.
 
Following a social media campaign for a re-telecast of Mahabharat and Ramayan during the nationwide Coronavirus lockdown, Doordarshan started the rebroadcast of Ramayan on DD National from March 28. Two episodes of the iconic mythological serial of the 80s are broadcast -one in the morning from 9am to 10am and another in evening from 9pm to 10pm.
 
 
 
Ramanand Sagar's epic serial Ramayana and BR Chopra's Mahabharat were popular across the country, during the 80s and 90s. People have started discussing about the Ramayana and Mahabharat serials on social media after the government declared shutdown. Users demanded the Doordarshan to re-telecast the serials as it can reduce stress in the times of coronavirus.
 
Ramanand Sagar directed Ramayana featured Arun Govil as Ram, Deepika Chikhalia as Sita and Sunil Lahri as Lakshman. The show also featured Late Dara Singh as Hanuman and Arvind Trivedi as Ravana. The show was originally telecast from 25 January 1987 to 31 July 1988.