Ramayan, the iconic television serial of the late 1980s, returned to Doordarshan National on 28 March after 33 years. The citizens remain in lockdown until 14 April due to the spread of a novel virus, Coronavirus, in the country and around the world.
After the first episode aired at 9.00 am, viewers got nostalgic. A number of people shared pictures, stories, and memories of the show on social media.
As Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan aired on Doordarshan every Sunday morning for a year between 1987 and 1988, people remained glued to their television sets for an hour as the streets were deserted. Today, the series is broadcast under very different circumstances.