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New Ramayan Serial on NDTV Imagine

NDTV Imagine Channel, the new entertainment initiative from NDTV Ltd, will be featuring a Ramayan serial based on Valmiki’s Ramayan and Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas. The new Ramayana will air from Monday to Thursday at 2130 hrs on NDTV Imagine starting from January 21, 2008. This brand new Ramayan is from the Sagar Arts, which brought India to a standstill on Sundays during the 1980s with the mythological serial Ramayana on Doordarshan.

Preview of Ramayan Serial on NDTV Imagine

Announcing the launch of the show, Mr. Sameer Nair, CEO, NDTV Imagine said,

‘Ramayan is a tale for every generation. It is multi-layered, multi-faceted, multi-dimensional... and this brand new daily version of the timeless classic has been interpreted to cater to the taste of a shining, modern India. Television is all about great stories well told, and for us, Ramayan is India's greatest story ever and we hope to re-tell it in a compelling, entertaining manner.’

New generation actors are playing the key roles in the new series. Music is by veteran Ravindra Jain.

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  1. On the one hand NDTV promotes congressims and does all the required tricks to appease muslims. E.g- Repeated coverage of 2002, Tyranny against Modi during latest elections, asking "Is Ram relevant in today's world" in We the people program (famous Barkha Dutt) and yet recently showing humdardi with Bilkis.

    Now on the other hand same channel wants to play 'hindu' mythology and earn all profits and TRP's that DD earned those days.

    How contrasting are the interests of the media ?!

    Should I watch Ramayana made by hindu haters?!!

    Chandru.

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  2. I was surfing through the channels on my TV one night during the phase I was going through a personal trauma and accidentaly started watching Ramayan where Ram was studying and doung the Surya Namaskar alaong with all his brothers and fellow mates.

    I kept watching since it gave me so much of peace. Now it seems that I am addicted to the serial and miss it during the weekends.

    This serial has truly revived me from my state of mind and has given me a reason to live. While I watch it nearly everyday as much as I can, I know that I am in love with the character Ram had and had been expecting the same from men in general. I now realise that such strength of character and word is now no more as it was with Ram.

    I learnt so much from him now, that I find myself a better person, in better mindset and much more inclined to spirituality. My people have noticed this change for good in me and when they ask me the source, I refer them to the new Ramayan serial.

    Thank you Sagar Arts, for when I needed support, Ram provided me. I am greatful to Ram and your team for bringing me back and placing me better.

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  3. Ramayan is a mythological serial and is an inspiration for many persons. The New Ramayan has really inspired me to follow the path and footprints of Lord Ram, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Sita, the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi and Lakshman (the incarnation of Shesh Nag).
    I am an avid watcher of mythological serials and I can frankly say that the essence and the teachings that new Ramayan has rendered to me is immense and everlasting. I watch this serial everyday and always try to understand the valuable teachings given by saints during those days. I am finding a tremendous change in my attitude and character after watching this New Ramayan. I, hereby request other persons to watch this new Ramayan and understand the essence of this serial.
    All the characters depicted in this serial have done a marvellous job and thanks Sagar Arts for bringing forth New Ramayan in this modern era after the classical presentation of Old Ramayan by Ramanand Sagar.

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  4. the new Ramayan is really the greatest show of todaya's TV....i have never seen such a buautiful show on TV....ya the old Ramayam was also very Good but that time i was only of 2yrs n so it was not possible for me to understand that....but i heard from my parents that that was also great....i want to thank the whole Sagar family for giving us such a pure and meaningful show which can make a good effect to build up good characters of youth....i also belongs to this youth n i think this show has made changes even in me....it makes me more polite to others....so i really thankfull to NDTV-imagine channel also....and oh yes each casting of Ramayan is really really good.....Gurmeetji for Ramji,Devinaji for Sitaji,Ankitji for Lakhsmanji, Vikramji for Hanumanji.....everyone's acting is really very good and matured....i see this show everynight from mon to thurs without any fail n i sometimes see the next day's repeat also....so many many many good luck and congratulations for this Ramayan for winnig our heart....

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  5. plz i want to download the title song of this ramayan

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  6. The old Ramayan was the best. No doubt. about it. I have found no-one in my circle who has found the newer one better. I have sometimes watched its episodes. It seems to be a comedy type serial too. You can't compare that Ravan with this one. I think NDTV Imagine people have spreaded this propaganda on internet to misguide people that newer Ramayan is better.

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  7. THE SERIAL IS BEST. BUT THERE ARE TWO NEGETIVE POINTS.
    1) STARTING TIMEING AND ENDING TIME .
    2) 5 mins ADDS INTRUPTS A PERSON TO TURN ON OTHER CHANELS .
    SO,I THINK YOU WILL TURN THESE NEGETIVES INTO POSITIVES.

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  8. I think a lot of this New Ramayan to be funny and work of fiction at times.. personal interpretation.

    The new Ravan cannot be compared to the old one. The new one cant even "Roar in Laughter" as anyone equally powerful and proud King would laugh... It seems so artificial when this new one laughs.

    Neither is the expression original or apt by many people from Ravan's family, especially his sons’.

    Meghnad is a total disaster! Imagine what a volatile and solid performance should be done by the Crowning Prince of the most powerful and unbeatable Ruler should be (refer to the performance of Meghnad in the older version by Vijay Arora). His flipping of his hair is actually funny. And makes him look like a Fashion Freak; rather than what he actually was.

    Many episodes and incidents are interpretations and cannot be original ones. Especially the fact that Laxman: "NEVER" slept all through the 14 years of exile. However, while showing the episode where Ram-Laxman were kidnapped by Ahi Ravan - Mahi Ravan, they showed that Laxman was dozing while sitting near Ram. In reality, Laxman always paced the floor while Ram slept. He was made unconscious while he was guarding Ram that night.

    Meghnad had asked for a blessing that he should be killed by the person who was a better Tapasvi than he himself was.... Meghnad had not slept for 14 consecutive years. Laxman was able to kill him because he too hadn;t slept for 14 years... here Laxman's Tapasya was more than Meghnad because Urmila (Laxman’s wife) also didn’t sleep for 14 years when she knew that her husband was not sleeping all these years as her devotion to her husband.... While Sulochana (Meghnad's wife) slept irrespectively.. Meghnad, therefore, had less Tapasya than Laxman.

    There are more discrepancies just to name a few.

    Although I shouldn’t be comparing the serials made on different notes and by different people per their understanding and intelligence. It is just my thoughts that I am putting forward in the Blog. No hard feelings please.

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  9. Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks 'A' for your valuable views.

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  10. Can anyone tell me, how old is Ramayan. How long ago Ram - Ravan fought wars?

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  11. My calculations say it is around 869,000 years old. I made this calculations based on the age of Ram-Setu as calculated by our archaeologists. Ram Setu is the Bridge from India to Sri Lanka made by Ram's soldiers during the war.

    If we believe the carbon dating of our archaeologists, the history of mankind per our historians (= 5,000 years) is incorrect.

    There are huge discrepancies of human history given by our scientists and historians. Western Historians cannot make up their minds it seems, how old is human civilization is anymore. They have been defying Indian History for the past 200-300 years in their books.

    It seems that the plan to defy the Indian culture, society and civilization, by the British (Western Education) is finally falling apart due to its own shortcomings. They claimed that the human civilizations date back approximately around 5,000 years. Yet we find so many evidences rock paintings, pottery, handicrafts, monuments, diggings, scriptures and finally archaeological findings that defy their statements.

    Per our Shastras and Vedic literature, the timeframe of each Yug is defined. Per their individual timeframes:

    -- SATYA YUGA: the Golden Age lasts 1,728,000 years.
    -- TRETA YUGA: the Silver Age lasts 1,296,000 years.
    -- DVAPARA YUGA: the Bronze Age lasts 864,000 years.
    -- KALI YUGA: the Iron Age of hypocrisy and quarrel lasts 432,000 years.

    Lord Krishna appeared in His original, transcendental form right before the beginning of Kali Yuga. According to our history and Indian calculations, Geeta was preached by Krishna to Arjun 5,000 years back. This makes 5,000 + years back Krishna lived.

    The Ramayan took place in the last few years of Treta Yuga. This makes the war atleast 5,000 + 864,000 = 869,000 + years old.

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  12. I love this production, I think it has been acted out brilliantly and I watch it all the time..

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  13. I think many artists have acted it so well and made things look so logical and in reference to our day-to-day life, that many people are getting connected to the life style proposed by Ramayan.

    Ram for instance, started off very mildly in the initial episodes, soon developed and evolved from a shy caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly; I mean from a shy artist to an intense character in recent episodes,.. I applaud this transformation and confidence.

    However, I still feel that some of the artists were chosen in a hurry. They just could not do justice to the character roles they played.

    On the whole, due to the intense performance of Ram, I am able to tolerate most of those mis-fits..

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  14. The current Ramayan is THE BEST serial I have ever seen on TV. I think all the criticisms r unfair & hasty. I had seen the previous Ramayan too & although I agree that the portrayal of the Ravan & Meghnad (& his other sons too) was far better in the previous Ramayan, ALL the other characters r in consonance with their roles & r doing a SUPERB job, - especially Ram. I think he is simply STUPENDOUS. He should get the best actor's award. I truly feel that the original Lord Ram must have looked, walked, spoken, facially expressed & behaved exactly like the actor Ram (Gurmeet) is doing on this serial. But why are the names of the characters not being shown in the credits? Its very bugging (irritating). NDTV & Sagar Arts, plz keep up the fantastic job & continue to make such awesome serials in the future too...please.

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  15. It is a very good program with a great cast.It seems that Gurmeet choudhary and Debina bannerji have truly lived the characters and so do Ankit arora.
    By a fan

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  16. OLD Ramayan is by far the best and always will be. The New Ramayan is okay, but I found the castings of the characters bad except for Gurmeet. He is good as Lord Ram but Debina is average as Sita and Ankit is alright as Lakshman. Deepika and Sunil Lahri are incomparable as Sita Mata and Lakshmanji, while both Arun Govil and Gurmeet Choudhary are equally excellent as Lord Ram.
    Everyone in my friend circle and my family all agree that Old Ramayan is better, because this Ramayan has many inaccuracies in its storyline that it is irritating sometimes. And the least said about Uttar Ramayan the better. It is TOTALLY ficticious how they are showing Uttar Kand of the Ramayan Serial.

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  17. i have seen many episodes of the old ramayan and as many of the new one . i don't deny the fact that the old one was superb in its direction , but the actors in the new one (especially ram and sita) are definitely more suitable. The music is very lovely and some scenes (like swayamvar and pushpvatika) are realy heart-touching . i thank sagar arts for bringing out such a beautiful serial.

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  18. Many a times, Ram spoke in Ramayan to Sita, Laxman and many others, (although not much shown in this new Ramayan); about the bonds among people (souls) that carry from one birth to the other. It is called Rinanubandhan (Runanubandhan), as pronounced by many people. It is established by varios type sof Rinh (debts) of various types. Can anyone list them for me please?? I am trying to compile the list. Some of these debts are parental-children debts, debts created by love, hatred, enmity, money, friendship, brotherhood (between siblings) etc. What else am I missing out??

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  19. Ramayana is the most sacred epic of Bharath. It is nice to see it visualized and telecast. I am sure on seeing it, people would try to follow the good said in it. DVD of the same may be sold so that people can store it for their younger generations..

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  20. i want 2 download the title song. plsssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  21. ravana mother character who has did?

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  22. HI..I AM CURRENTLY WACTHING THE NEW RAMAYAN LUV KUSH PARTS ON NDTV AND I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE WAY YOU HAVE INTRODUCED THEIR CHARACTERS..THE NEW RAMAYAN IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT TO THE OLD ONE..I AM VERY UPSET..PLEASE COULD YOU KINDLY TELL ME WHERE DID YOU GET THIS INFORMATION FROM?? WHICH RAMAYAN. THANK YOU

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  23. HI I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE LUV KUSH ROLES PLAYED IN THE NEW RAMAYAN..I PREFER THE OLD RAMAYAN..CAN YOU TELL WHERE WHERE DID U GET THIS INFORMATION FROM? WHICH RAMAYAN THANK YOU

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  24. THE NEW RAMAYAN IS DIFFERENT TO THE OLD ONE..THE OLD RAMAYAN CHARACTERS CAN NEVER BE REPLACED BY ANYONE ELSE..ITS NOT THE SAME AND NEVER WILL BE..:)

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  25. hey.......i m a big fan of new ramayana.......its very nicely acted!!!!!!!
    i think old and new both r succeded to make human being a 'human'......
    its individual choice that which he likes more/less/equal......
    old was very nice and new is also;but this comparision shouldnt b there;

    At that time(80's) even with very less technology ramanand sagar made this beautiful ramayan and his family is making remake of that.........

    That's all... no issues about who is better or who's not,the point is they r teaching us a good way of living this beautiful life.......

    and plz i request to NDTV IMAGINE to produce DVD/VCD of new version ramayan as the old ramayan is available............

    jay shri ram!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. New Ramayan started off on a good note, but the ending was absolutely rushed and very irking. I did not like Uttar Ramayan at all, the entire thing was false and the character of Ram was shown as cold hearted towards Luv Kush right after they revealed to him that they were his sons. He just walked off with out a word. :( The serial had potential in the beginning, especially until the vanvaas episodes, but the casting of Ravan (Akhilendra Mishra) and Meghnad (Praphulla Pandey) was sooooo bad that you just can't help but compare them to Arvind Trivedi and Vijay Arora, even if you are trying not to. The Ahi Mahi Ravan episodes were such a drag and the Agni Pariksha ones were so...boring. They weren't really very meaningful. Though he is no Dara Singh, Vikram Sharma as Hanuman was pleasant to watch and Gurmeet as Ram was nice too. But I did not like Debina as Sita or Ankit as Lakshman, esp Ankit. He did not fit the role at all.

    Both Gurmeet and Arun are equal in their role as Ram, but all the hype abour Gurmeet being a better Ram is misplaced. He's not THAT wonderful. He's okay.

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  27. Gurmeet Choudhary and Arun Govil are equal as actors. But its the physical aspect where Gurmeet trumps Arun. Gurmeet is perfect as Ram. Its easier to envisage him as Ram.

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  28. Age of actors chosen was perfect in the old Ramayana. Rama's age at about 35-40 would be a decent choice for film adaptations and obviously during uttara ramayanam, the other brothers also would look elder and not like out of college people. Similarly, the 3 mothers looked like elder sisters to the 4 brothers. This is the part that I did not like first.

    Story line of new ramayan is so goofed up and extended unnecessarily as in the ahi mahi ravan episode and many uttara khandam episodes. The old ramayana was so good in luv kush episodes especially when they showed real things like Valmiki being inspired by Narada and Brahma, valmiki sighting the krauncha birds, dialogue between sumantra and lakshmana regarding durvasa's forecast to Dasaratha. All these important episodes have been swallowed in the new ramayan in a hurry to show fake ,spun stories.

    Actors did a good job overall. Gurmeet's expressions were really good in some emotional scenes and even the rajmatas expressions were really nice. In the new ramayana I loved the scene where Lava and kusha reveal their identities to Rama and others. Old ramayana actors were all very great in their acting and brought tears to my eyes often.

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  29. Sri Ram's epic is about 869000 years old. Read Ramcharitramanas-what it can teach us by Dr. Satish Prakash and u will get some astonishing information about the greatness of Aryavarsh (Vedic India) and its culture

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  30. I agree with what Anand has said.

    For TRQ reasons, it was a big DRAG in Ahi/Mahi Ravan episodes and Uttara Kand. But yes, the Baal Kaand was good. As I had previously mentioned, all artists were good, but lacked the gravity of the age they were potraying. Even Ram after returning to Ayodhya was supposed to be a matured man of 40+. Yet he looked like a man of 25 years. The make-up team was so busy making everyone look "glamorous" than "Real".

    All in all, they tried to start it on a very positive note, but failed miserably in the end.

    A creative suggestion: It would be amazing if they (Sagar Arts) edits their creation and makes it a better one. It would certainly be applaudable, if they work on it seriously this time, spend time on the episodes expected. It would be nice to see it as a better production than a glamorous story line.

    Indians love their epics.

    If our producers invest more time in quality production, they wont have to worry about the TRQs. It will be a HIT all hands down..

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  31. The cast of the serial, which looks younger than the cast that of the old Ramayan makes it easier for this younger generation to relate to it.
    This way today's youth can see the relevance of the values potrayed by various characters in Ramayan.

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