Sources mentioned Ramayana was simply one of many first within the sequence of outdated Doordharshan hits to make a reappearance.

Mythological sequence Ramayana can be re-telecast by Doordarshan from this Saturday, Info and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned on Friday.

Sources mentioned Ramayana was simply one of many first within the sequence of outdated Doordharshan hits to make a reappearance.

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The opposite programmes embody B R Chopra’s Mahabharata, Chanakya, Upanishad Ganga, Shahrukh Khan’s iconic Circus and Byomkesh Bakshi. By later at present, the timings of Mahabharata, Chanakya and Upanishad Ganga will likely be introduced. These will play on DD Bharati. The timings of Byomkesh Bakshi and Circus will likely be introduced within the subsequent few days.

“Blissful to announce that on public demand, we’re beginning re-telecast of ‘Ramayana’ from tomorrow, Saturday March 28 in DD Nationwide, One episode in morning 9 am to 10 am, one other within the night 9 pm to 10 pm,” Mr. Javadekar tweeted.

Heartfelt due to the Sagar Household for this service to the Nation throughout this second who took immense effort to mobilise their sources and made accessible content material to Group @ddnational in Mumbai on a battle footing.

— Shashi Shekhar (@shashidigital) March 27, 2020

The announcement comes at a time when the nation goes via a 21-day lockdown to comprise the unfold of COVID 19.

The unique telecast

The 74-episode Ramayana was telecast from 25 January 1987 to 31 July 1988 and the 90-episode Mahabharata from 2 October 1988 to 24 June 1990.

“DD was already in talks for reacquisition of iconic serials a number of weeks previous to this example. That course of will proceed. Proper now, the lockdown being the precedence, the content material has been shared in nationwide curiosity,” a senior Prasar Bharati official mentioned.

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The rights of all these programmes proceed to be held with the producers and it’s only a one-time rerun. This re-telecast was made doable by the brand new content material acquisition coverage adopted by Doordarshan in November final that manifold elevated the finances for buying content material.