Kolkata, May 28 : Ramanand Sagar's timeless classic Ramayana is all set to recreate its magic on Bengali television. The iconic show, which brought the country to a standstill in the 1980's, will now be seen on Star Jalsha, from June 1 onwards. The mythological series will be shown in Bengali, from Monday to Sunday at 2000 hrs.
Based on Saint Valmiki's 'Ramayan' and Sant Tulsidas' 'Ramcharitmanas,' Ramayana shows viewers a way of life through its ideals and principles that form the crux of Indian culture and upbringing. It narrates the story of Lord Rama's banishment from his kingdom, abduction of his wife Sita by Demon King Ravana, her rescue, and Rama's eventual restoration to the throne.
The beloved mythological show continues to garner viewers' love even today, with its powerful narrative and spectacular performances. It features Arun Govil as Lord Rama, Dipika Chikhlia Topiwala as Goddess Sita and Sunil Lahri as Lakshman. The trio had become household names and enjoyed cult status for years to come. It also stars veteran actors like Lalita Pawar as Manthara, Arvind Trivedi as Ravana and Dara Singh as Hanuman. With the entire family staying home, Ramayana is bound to resonate with the kids as well as the older generation, due to its timeless and universal appeal. (UNI)