Not Just Ramayana & Mahabharat, DD is recasting Byomkesh Bakshi & Circus during lockdown!


Doordarshan began the requisitioning process for these shows much before the lockdown. But it decided to re-telecast them now in ‘national interest’.

As we all know that, India is facing lockdown due to “The Coronavirus”, and how long it will go pretty sure have no idea. Yet the government and other authorities are doing their job well to protect us as far as possible, therefore Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people to follow lockdown rules.

It is tough to keep yourself isolated for 21 days, but why worry when Doordarshan is here, yes you heard right. Doordarshan came with a package of surprise for you, if not yet aware turn on your DD channel and enjoy the fun you must have missed years ago. Read more to explore the quick box DD is presenting for you.

From January 25, 1987, to July 31, 1988, for 75 Sunday mornings in succession, the boulevards of most pieces of the nation would appear to be like what they look like now, during the national lockdown that India is holding fast to since March 25.

The explanation was Ramanand Sagar’s uber arrangement on the epic, Ramayan, disclosed on the national telecaster, Doordarshan, for around 35 minutes.

Breaking all records of viewership then in a nation where TV arrangement was a crisp thought for mass amusement, Ramayan turned into the most-watched Indian TV cleanser. It keeps on having its intrigue, thinking of it as re-ran effectively accordingly in the time of private channels as well – on Zee TV and NDTV Imagine.

In October 1988, the nation’s TV watchers got one more portion of morning opium – this time for an entire 60 minutes – with B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharat. The creation ran till June 24, 1990 for 94 Sundays in succession.

With individuals directly limited to their homes under the 21-day lockdown, the interest – at any rate via web-based networking media – for one more run of this legendary arrangement on Doordarshan has gotten wind.

In light of one such solicitation made by Akhilesh Sharma, political supervisor and grapple of NDTV India, on Twitter, Shashi Sekhar, the CEO of Prasar Bharti, tweeted back on March 25 expressing that his area of expertise is looking for the rights for the scenes from the Chopras.

“Indeed we are chipping away at the equivalent with the rights holders. Will refresh in a matter of seconds. Stay tuned,” Sekhar tweeted.

Indeed, even in the age of various private channels, DD despite everything has the most TV viewership broadly. In any case, it is yet to be tried whether a re-run of that arrangement on DD – maybe fundamentally remembering an age that never viewed that arrangement – would come helpful to keep individuals snared to their TVs.

In the interim, in his location to the individuals of his parliamentary body electorate Varanasi on March 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a suggestion to one of these stories. He said the clash of Mahabharata was won in 18 days and that of the coronavirus would be done in 21 days, and encouraged individuals to remain inside and make the shutdown a triumph.

Notable author of fanciful fiction Devdutt Patnaik said on Twitter accordingly, “When lawmakers state Mahabharata was ‘won’ in 18 days, they neglect to make reference to that the ‘champs’ – the Pandavas – lost every one of their kids (Abhimanyu, Ghatotkoch, Aravan, Upapandavas). That was the cost of the ‘triumph’. Cautious with Mythic grins.”

Apart from that, not only Ramayana and Mahabharat, the country is also experiencing the same old era of Byomkesh Bakshi and circus. Hope this lockdown is mindful satisfying to all of you. Share your experience with us in the comment section mentioned below.


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