On Public demand: 33 years old show Ramayana will air on Doordarshan again
Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan, which was Sunday morning appointment viewing nationwide in 1987-1988, is returning to Doordarshan. On Friday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted to say that Ramayan will now air on DD National twice a day starting Saturday (March 28). Earlier this week, as India prepared for a 21-day lockdown against the Coronavirus, Twitter was flooded with messages asking for reruns of Ramayan and B R Chopra's Mahabharat, which was telecast after Ramayan ended in 1988. "Happy to announce that on public demand, we are starting re-telecast of Ramayan from tomorrow, Saturday, March 28 on DD National. One episode in the morning from 9 am to 10 am, another in the evening from 9 pm to 10 pm," Mr. Javadekar wrote in his tweet. Ramayan, which made stars out of Arun Govil, Deepika Chikhalia and Sunil Lahri, known to fans as Lord Ram, Sita, and Lakshman, clocked 33 years of the show this year.