Rebroadcast of Ramayana on Doordarshan smashes viewership records worldwide, the show becomes most watched entertainment show in the world with 7.7 crore viewers on 16th of April 2020.
Rebroadcast of #Ramayana on #Doordarshan smashes viewership records worldwide, the show becomes most watched entertainment show in the world with 7.7 crore viewers on 16th of April pic.twitter.com/hCVSggyqIE
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After Government declares nationwide Lockdown DD started replaying its various Retro shows on public demand. Now DD has launched a new channel called DD Retro to re-broadcast its all famous iconic shows.
Shows like Buniyaad, Shaktimaan, Shrimaan Shrimati and Dekh Bhai Dekh are replaying in television.
After re-broadcasting Ramayana and Mahabharat, Doordarshan has surpassed its own viewership record after it maintained its number 1 spot for two consecutive weeks in a row.
It was, aired during 1987-88, was a drama adaptation of Hindu epic of Ramayana produced by Ramanand Sagar, and is primarily based on Valmiki’s Ramayan and Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas.
Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana first started airing on Doordarshan from 1987 and went on till 1988. Even at that time, the show had a viewership like no other and earned a hefty amount for each episode.
The show starred Arun Govil, Deepika Chikhalia, Sunil Lahri, Arvind Trivedi, Sanjay Jog, Sameer Rajda, Dara Singh and Bal Dhuri in pivotal roles.