Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, after 33 years of its release, is still ruling the Indian television. A recent tweet shared by Doordarshan India stated that the re-telecast of Ramayan has become the most “watched entertainment show in the world.” The tweet also stated that the show recorded a viewership of 7.7 crore on April 16.
“Rebroadcast Ramayana on Doordarshan smashes viewership records worldwide, the show becomes most watched entertainment show in the world with 7.7 crore viewers on 16th of April,” read the tweet.
Last month, Dipika Chikhlia Topiwala shared a throwback picture with the entire cast of the show. The caption on the post read: “Epic pic of the entire team of Ramayan cast and crew. Sagar saab with his son and below them are the direction team and camera team … Barring Ravan, almost all were there. Only when we look back, do we know what all we have left behind. So many of the cast no more. RIP to them all.”
Produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar, Ramayan, first aired on Doordarshan in 1987. The show starred Arun Govil, Dipika Chikhlia Topiwala and Sunil Lahri as Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman, respectively. The show also featured Lalita Pawar as Manthra, Dara Singh as Hanuman, and Arvind Trivedi as Ravana.