Ramayan: 16 Interesting Facts about Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan

One of the most iconic television programmes ever produced is still Ramadan. The following are some fascinating fact’s about it:

The Ramayan show’s creators were unsure of it. As a result, they made the decision to release a second show with the same cast along the same lines in order to Test the Audience. The popular folktales served as the basis for the television programme Vikram-Betaal.

The show was a hit, and the creators were given the go-ahead to cast their actors in the main roles of Ramayan. The year 1985 saw the debut of Vikram-Betaal on television, which quickly gained immense popularity among viewers. Meanwhile, Ramayan made his appearance in 1987.

On January 25, 1987, the first episode of the Ramayana serial was broadcast on television.

An amount of ₹9 lakh was allocated for each episode of Ramayan.

Doordarshan supposedly made ₹40 lakh for each episode when Ramayan first aired.

With broadcast in 55 different countries, Ramadan attracted about 650 million viewers.

The actors were viewed as real-life gods by the audience because Ramayanam had created such a frenzied atmosphere. In fact, a lot of people used to watch the show while walking barefoot with their whole family, simulating their visits to temples and other sites of religious significance.

99% of Indian TV viewers at the time used to watch the Ramayana serial, according to a survey conducted at the time. The country’s streets would be deserted when this serial was broadcast on television due to its immense popularity.

Due to the show’s popularity, it was extended from its original 52 episodes to a total of 78 episodes, with production lasting more than 550 days during Ramadan.

Ramayana was the First Indian serial to be Broadcast for 45 minutes.

The Show earned a Spot in the Limca Book of Records for the World’s most watched Mythological series.

All producers Refused to Sponsor this serial then Ramanand Sagar himself Sponsored.

Sagar Revealed that at that time, the Audience had so much Patience that everyone used to Queue up silently and there used to be No Noise on the Sets from the part of the Onlookers and Makers of the Show used to bear all the Food and lodging expenses of the Crowd at that time.

The Adoration that actor Arun Govil earned, for his Portrayal of Ram was so Intense that he had to give up Smoking in public.

When Aired again, Ramaayan recorded the Highest ratings for a Hindi GEC (general entertainment channel) show since 2015.

midst the celebrations for the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya, we are compelled to remember Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayan’ which was once the biggest cultural movement not only in India but also across many neighbouring countries

In this collection, we bring you some lesser-known interesting facts about Raamayan to make your day a blessed one: 

6 More Interesting facts about Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan you should know

1. Most Expensive TV Show Ever 

At nine lakh per episode, Ramaayan was the most expensive show when it debuted in 1987. The show reportedly made 40 lakh per episode during its first run.

2. Reel to Real-life

Real-life spouses Bal Dhuri and Jayshree Gadkar, who played Dashratha and Kaushalya, were wed.

3. Breaks Records with Immense Popularity

With 650 million viewers across 55 countries, Ramadan has shattered numerous records. The programme was three times renewed due to popular demand; as a result, it had 78 episodes overall, more than the 52 that were initially scheduled.

4. A Limca Book of Record

Additionally, Ramaayan’ is the most watched mythological series ever, according to a Limca book of records.

5. Only Talent Matters

Dipika Chikhlia, who portrayed the role of Sita Maa, was only 15 years old when she became a part of the most-viewed series.

6. The Effect was Almost Real

Historian William Dalrymple mentioned in The Telegraph that in Delhi the government meetings would be cancelled to watch Ramayaan. When people gathered around the TV to watch Ramayanam, the streets would be deserted and the stores closed.

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