Articles about Ramayana

Arvind Trivedi, who played Ravana in 'Ramayana,' passes away

06 Oct 2021

Arvind Trivedi, who played Ravana in 'Ramayana,' passes away

Arvind Trivedi, who had immortalized the role of Ravana in the landmark TV show Ramayana, passed away last night due to a heart attack.

Working on 'Ramayana' trilogy for a global audience: Mantena

02 Jul 2021

Working on 'Ramayana' trilogy for a global audience: Mantena

Producer Madhu Mantena is working on an ambitious, three-part retelling of Ramayana from Valmiki's standpoint and he is confident that the story will have a global appeal with its never-before-seen visuals.

After trending #BoycottKareenaKapoorKhan, netizens want these actresses to play Sita

13 Jun 2021

After trending #BoycottKareenaKapoorKhan, netizens want these actresses to play Sita

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan drew the ire of netizens for apparently demanding Rs. 12 crore to play Sita in an upcoming mythological drama.

Kunal Kohli's 'Ramyug' review: Do we really need another 'Ramayan'?

07 May 2021

Kunal Kohli's 'Ramyug' review: Do we really need another 'Ramayan'?

Hum Tum director Kunal Kohli entered the digital forum with Ramyug, his vision of Ramayan.

'Ramyug' trailer: Kunal Kohli goes all out for debut web-show

30 Apr 2021

'Ramyug' trailer: Kunal Kohli goes all out for debut web-show

The tale of Ramayan has been told multiple times on celluloid. While some versions made a mark, others failed.

Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayan' returns on television; Know when to watch

15 Apr 2021

Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayan' returns on television; Know when to watch

Viewers will be able to enjoy Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan on their television sets again.

'Hinduphobic Anurag Basu' trends on Twitter over 'Ludo' scene

27 Nov 2020

'Hinduphobic Anurag Basu' trends on Twitter over 'Ludo' scene

Amid the appreciation that director Anurag Basu received for his recently-released dark comedy movie Ludo, a section of people have come to slam the filmmaker for allegedly showing Hinduism in a demeaning manner.

Rama belongs to all, says Priyanka Gandhi before Ayodhya event

04 Aug 2020

Rama belongs to all, says Priyanka Gandhi before Ayodhya event

Breaking Congress' silence on the groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya tomorrow, the party's General Secretary for UP East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Tuesday said Lord Rama belonged to everyone and called for "national unity" and "cultural harmony."

Why Ramanand Sagar did not allow BBC to run 'Ramayan'

18 May 2020

Why Ramanand Sagar did not allow BBC to run 'Ramayan'

Ramanand Sagar's epic television rendition of Ramayan captured the attention of crores of Indians when it made a comeback on TV, just like it did during its original telecast three decades ago.

Monotony, injuries, technical issues: The many challenges of making 'Ramayan'

10 May 2020

Monotony, injuries, technical issues: The many challenges of making 'Ramayan'

Ramanand Sagar's three-decade-old mythological epic Ramayan recently returned on TV, and it was a smash hit.

Ramayan's Sita Dipika Chikhlia to play Sarojini Naidu in biopic

08 May 2020

Ramayan's Sita Dipika Chikhlia to play Sarojini Naidu in biopic

Actor Dipika Chikhlia Topiwala, best known for portraying the role of Sita in Ramanand Sagar's epic mythological serial Ramayan, is all set to play freedom fighter and poet Sarojini Naidu in a new film.

Why Ramanand Sagar did not want to create 'Uttar Ramayan'

04 May 2020

Why Ramanand Sagar did not want to create 'Uttar Ramayan'

When Ramanand Sagar's epic series Ramayan was re-telecast on TV, nobody imagined that it would receive such a tremendous response.

With 7.7cr viewers in one day, 'Ramayan' creates world record

01 May 2020

With 7.7cr viewers in one day, 'Ramayan' creates world record

Even 33 years after its original release, Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan is not only relevant, in fact, it is smashing viewership records around the world.

After 'Ramayan', Ramanand Sagar's 'Shri Krishna' to return on DD

24 Apr 2020

After 'Ramayan', Ramanand Sagar's 'Shri Krishna' to return on DD

After the blockbuster rerun of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan, Doordarshan is all set to re-telecast another classic mythological series from the director, Shri Krishna.

Not so cool! Fans catch Bhishma using cooler in 'Mahabharat'

23 Apr 2020

Not so cool! Fans catch Bhishma using cooler in 'Mahabharat'

While kind-hearted viewers in the good ol' 80s may have been quite forgiving, today's hawk-eyed Twitter-loving generation is plain brutal.

'Ramayan' fans claim scenes were edited; DD clarifies

20 Apr 2020

'Ramayan' fans claim scenes were edited; DD clarifies

As the rerun of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan came to its conclusion a few days ago, fans did not seem satisfied.

TV-shoots to resume from May 4? Producers could approach government

20 Apr 2020

TV-shoots to resume from May 4? Producers could approach government

Indian television viewers don't have anything new to watch since shoots have been stalled due to coronavirus.

'Breathe 2': Abhishek Bachchan's series to release in June?

16 Apr 2020

'Breathe 2': Abhishek Bachchan's series to release in June?

Breathe, one of Amazon Prime Video's first Indian original series, starring R Madhavan and Amit Sadh, was a glorious success.

Schoolboys' competition: Shatrughan Sinha's indirect jibe at Akshay Kumar

15 Apr 2020

Schoolboys' competition: Shatrughan Sinha's indirect jibe at Akshay Kumar

Plain-speaking Shatrughan Sinha has gone all guns blazing.

'Ramayan': Reel-life Ram and Sita share iconic throwback picture

13 Apr 2020

'Ramayan': Reel-life Ram and Sita share iconic throwback picture

An iconic picture of the Ramayan cast is doing the rounds on social media.

Shatrughan Sinha slams Mukesh Khanna for mocking daughter Sonakshi

10 Apr 2020

Shatrughan Sinha slams Mukesh Khanna for mocking daughter Sonakshi

The ongoing reruns of classics Ramayan and Mahabharat are triggering two things the most: massive viewership for Doordarshan and some fresh controversies.

'Hum Paanch' is returning, but Ashok Saraf had no clue

10 Apr 2020

'Hum Paanch' is returning, but Ashok Saraf had no clue

After the return of classic shows like Ramayan and Shaktimaan, another much-loved family show from the good ol' 90s Hum Paanch is coming back on the small screen.

Actor Shyamsundar Kaalaani, who played Sugriva in 'Ramayan', passes away

09 Apr 2020

Actor Shyamsundar Kaalaani, who played Sugriva in 'Ramayan', passes away

TV actor Shyamsundar Kaalaani, who played the role of Sugriva and Bali, in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan, has passed away.

On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'

08 Apr 2020

On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'

Hours after he threatened India with retaliation if Hydroxychloroquine, a drug considered important in the battle against coronavirus, is not exported, United States President Donald Trump took a softer tone saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "great".

'Ramayan' breaks records, garners 17 crore viewers in first weekend

03 Apr 2020

'Ramayan' breaks records, garners 17 crore viewers in first weekend

Three-decades-old Ramayan is a hit on TV, once again!

#LockdownWatchlist: 'Shaktimaan' and other 90s shows returning on TV

31 Mar 2020

#LockdownWatchlist: 'Shaktimaan' and other 90s shows returning on TV

As we all stay home and try to cope with the unprecedented 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, national broadcaster Doordarshan is driving us down the memory lane.

Doordarshan starts 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharat' reruns from today; details here

28 Mar 2020

Doordarshan starts 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharat' reruns from today; details here

National broadcaster Doordarshan has started airing reruns of the iconic 80s shows Ramayana and Mahabharat.

On public demand, 'Ramayan' to air on Doordarshan again

27 Mar 2020

On public demand, 'Ramayan' to air on Doordarshan again

Ramanand Sagar's iconic television series, Ramayan, which kept all Indian families glued to their television sets every Sunday morning in the late 1980s, is coming back to the small screen.

DD classics 'Ramayan' and 'Mahabharat' to return to TV?

26 Mar 2020

DD classics 'Ramayan' and 'Mahabharat' to return to TV?

India is on a binge-watch mode.

After he joins BJP, forgery case against Jyotiraditya Scindia re-opens

13 Mar 2020

After he joins BJP, forgery case against Jyotiraditya Scindia re-opens

A forgery case, pertaining to the sale of 6,000 sq feet of land, was reopened against newly-inducted BJP member Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday, merely a day after he joined the saffron party severing his ties with the Congress.

BJP's Giriraj Singh is concerned that Indians eat beef abroad

02 Jan 2020

BJP's Giriraj Singh is concerned that Indians eat beef abroad

Union Minister Giriraj Singh, who fancies being called a loyal worker of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), made it to headlines due to his statements, yet again.

Hrithik as Rama, Deepika as Sita for Nitesh Tiwari's next?

02 Aug 2019

Hrithik as Rama, Deepika as Sita for Nitesh Tiwari's next?

The success of Super 30 has translated into a lot of scripts for Hrithik Roshan.

UP: Adityanath's minister gets his shoelace tied by government employee

22 Jun 2019

UP: Adityanath's minister gets his shoelace tied by government employee

The politicians of this country sit on high-horses and swim in a pool of privilege. They have little to no regards for anyone else.

Kauravas were test tube babies, claims Andhra University head

05 Jan 2019

Kauravas were test tube babies, claims Andhra University head

Speaking at Indian Science Congress on Friday, Andhra University Vice-Chancellor G Nageshwar Rao said Kauravas were test tube babies and Ravana had several airports in Sri Lanka.

This Dussehra, looking at five lessons Ramayana's pivotal-characters taught us

19 Oct 2018

This Dussehra, looking at five lessons Ramayana's pivotal-characters taught us

Among the 365 days of the year, nothing tells us good will finally defeat the evil like the day of Dussehra.

Explore Lord Rama's life across India via Sri Ramayana Express

08 Jul 2018

Explore Lord Rama's life across India via Sri Ramayana Express

What is common between Ayodhya, Sitamarhi, Nandigram and Sri Lanka?

Gujarat board textbook blooper: Sita was "abducted" by Rama

01 Jun 2018

Gujarat board textbook blooper: Sita was "abducted" by Rama

A paragraph in Class XII Sanskrit textbook of the Gujarat board seems to have got some basic facts wrong about Ramayana as it reads, "There is a very heart-touching description of the message conveyed by Laxman to Ram when Sita was 'abducted' by Rama."