Mumbai: StarPlus has always been a front runner when it comes to entertaining audiences with its deliberate content choices. With a monthly reach of 203 Mn viewers, the channel is all set to enthral audiences with its telecast of Ramayan, the world’s most viewed show.
Written, produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar, “Ramayan”, first aired on Doordarshan in 1987 and has acquired a cult status over the years. The show boasted of a talented ensemble comprising of Arun Govil as Lord Rama, Dipika Chikhlia Topiwala as Goddess Sita, and Sunil Lahri as Lakshman. It also starred veteran actors Lalita Pawar as Manthara, Arvind Trivedi as Ravana and Dara Singh as Hanuman. The telecast of Ramayan on Star Plus will commence from today onwards, the show is scheduled for airing at 7:30 PM during all weekdays.
The popular mythological show continues to garner viewers love even today with it beautiful storytelling, spectacular performances and authentic emotions. Its recent telecast on DD has set a record of becoming the most viewed entertainment programme globally with 7.7Cr viewers tuning in on a single day.
An official from StarPlus said, “Ramayan is one of India’s finest television shows and we are extremely proud to bring it on Star Plus on popular demand. The nation is going through a difficult time right now and as content creators we feel that it’s our job to keep viewers entertained through compelling stories which give hope. With this, Star Plus will be the only channel to have both the great mythological sagas – Ramayan & Mahabharat on the same platform. In the last 3 weeks we have seen a 475% growth in Mahabharat and we are confident that Ramayan will also garner equal if not more viewership from audience. The initial response received from viewers through our social handles, just on the announcement of the show itself is phenomenal.”