While the netizens were given the epic Ramayan with a few twists here and there, they still choose to go back to the OG Ramayan by Ramanand Sagar. In today’s modernity, there are a few things that still stay the same, some things still stay nostalgic. Well, there could be many reasons for it, and some may even have emotional reasons to connect with the same.
But, if film creators of today are bringing the age old saga back to life with VFX, modernized dialogues and creative story in front of the audience, why do the netizens still jump back to the 40 year old Ramayan back?
There are many reasons why people have chosen Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan over the ‘creatively’ depicted story in Adipurush.
Here’s why Ramayan by Ramanand Sagar is highly appreciated
Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan deeply gives a clear-cut idea as to how the real Ramayan would have been. It is all connected to the feel of the story. With the narration, the cast, and dialogues, the story is not hampered with any false depictions. It really shows you how the conversations would have happened that time.
Even though Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan is 40-year old, such nuances keep the story alive with its old essence and the rawness of the depiction. Hence, to feel the reality of Ramayan that happened years back, the audience chose to go back with it and connect with it even today.
In any story or any show, the cast plays a very important factor in keeping the story intact. If not, the story falls apart. Arun Govil, Deepika Chikhlia, Sunil Lahri, Arvind Trivedi and Dara Singh among others brought the characters to life. Not a single time did the audience ever feel that the cast of the show are just characters. Even though they were, they made the audience feel a part of the mythological epic.
As this falls under mythology, not every actor can succeed in justifying the characters of this epic. While chemistry is spoken of in any story, it is assumed that the relationship is of a man and woman, so the chemistry is connected only between the two.
To make the story come alive and feel real, the chemistry between Lord Ram and Devi Sita as husband and wife was felt among the audience. On the other hand, the chemistry between Lord Ram and his brother was also felt deeply. Portrayal of different relationships by the same character was justified because of their chemistry on the show.
It is said that the story lies in the details and the details do not go unnoticed. Similarly, in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana, details like the old speech, the dressing, respect between the characters are few reasons which are evidently visible on the screen. This is the reason why the age old show like Ramayan stands different today.
If nostalgic details are switched with modernities, then the essence of the show gets lost and the audience never relate to the story.
A story to be well understood needs to be shown in a way that feels logical and real at the same time. To keep the story on track as well as to keep the audience engaged at the same time, the creators maintained the flow of the Ramayan. Details of the epic was not missed in Ramanand Sagar’s masterpiece, making it a necessity to watch it in today’s time after Adipurush.
These five reasons are why Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan is still loved and appreciated by the audience. Amid the debacle of Adipurush failure, as it was not loved by the audience, the netizens were given a surprise with Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan to be re-telecasted on Shemaroo TV. The Ramayana fans are quite happy with the 40-year old show coming back on TV screens as they can indulge in the essence of the grand epic.