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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 2 Seasons
  • 9.0  (23,558)

Ramayan is a popular Indian television series that aired on NDTV India in 1987-1988. This cultural phenomenon told the story of the Hindu epic, 'Ramayan', which was written by Valmiki. Starring Arun Govil as Lord Rama, Deepika Chikhalia as Sita, and Sunil Lahri as Lakshman, the show was a massive hit in India and across the world. The series was directed by Ramanand Sagar, who brought to life the heroic tales of Ramayan with exceptional skill.

The show begins with the introduction of Lord Rama, who is the prince of Ayodhya. Rama is the seventh avatar of the god Vishnu, and he is considered to be the embodiment of truth, righteousness, and compassion. The people of Ayodhya adored him and his brothers, Lakshman,Bharat, and Shatrughan, who were all equally virtuous.

As the story progresses, the audience is introduced to Sita, who is the daughter of King Janaka. Rama and Sita get married, and life is perfect in Ayodhya. However, a turn of events sees Sita being kidnapped by the demon king Ravana. Rama, along with Lakshman, goes to rescue her and defeat Ravana.

Ramayan takes the audience on a spiritual journey and teaches the values of morality, devotion, and courage. It is an epic saga of good versus evil and the triumph of truth over falsehood. The show's large ensemble cast of gods, demons, and human characters, with their intricate storylines, is an enthralling portrayal of ancient India.

The costumes and sets designed for the show were mesmerizing, and the audience was left awed by the grandeur displayed in every episode. From the intricate sarees worn by Sita to the elaborate headgear of Ravana, every detail received special attention.

One of the most memorable elements of the show was its soundtrack, composed by Ravindra Jain. The music was a hit among audiences and showcased Jain's mastery in composing soulful music. The show's opening track, 'Jai shri Ram,' became an instant hit and is still associated with the show.

Ramayan was an instant success, and it revolutionized Indian television with its portrayal of a Hindu epic. Families gathered around their television sets every Sunday at 9:30 AM to watch the heroes of the Ramayan story. Not only did the show create a cultural phenomenon, but it also brought families closer together.

The show's actors, Arun Govil, Deepika Chikhalia, and Sunil Lahri, became household names. Their performances were outstanding, and they brought to life the characters that Indians grew up hearing about. The audience felt an emotional connection with the show and its characters, and the actors brought the story to life with their exceptional performances.

In conclusion, Ramayan is a cultural phenomenon and an epic tale that has been told for generations. The NDTV India show starring Arun Govil, Deepika Chikhalia, and Sunil Lahri in 1987-1988 brought the story to life for a new generation of viewers. The show's success is attributed to its excellent direction, great performances, and soulful music, and it holds a special place in the hearts of many Indians.

Ramayan is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (65 episodes). The series first aired on January 21, 2008.

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Episode 50
20. Episode 50
April 2, 2008
The trio seeks blessings from Goddess Ganga before proceeding. They then reach Sage Bhardwaj's Hermitage to seek the sage's blessings and also to ask for directions. Sage Bhardwaj advises them to spent their entire exile period on the Chitrakoot mountain but to reach there they would have to cross the river Yamuna.
Episode 49
19. Episode 49
April 2, 2008
Ram, Laxman and Sita had reached the banks of river Ganga which they would have to cross by a boat and the chariot would not be useful any further. Ram asked Arya Sumant to return to Ayodhya and they would continue their journey ahead on their own. Nishant, the king of forest helps them to sail through river Ganga by calling a sailor.
Episode 48
18. Episode 48
April 2, 2008
The trio, Ram, Laxman and Sita were headed to the woods along with Arya Sumant on his chariot but people of Ayodhya also wanted to join them because they didn't want to leave their favourite prince Ram.
Episode 47
17. Episode 47
April 2, 2008
Ram, Laxman and Sita were soon going to leave their luxurious life of being in the royal family behind and would start a new journey to the exile where they would have to stay in the forest in ordinary clothes like ordinary people.
Episode 46
16. Episode 46
April 2, 2008
Laxman is angry and is not thinking correctly. Ram stops him from taking the wrong step and explained why he agreed to accept the decision. Later Laxman also insisted on going to exile with his brother. The trio of Ram, Laxman and Sita are then headed to meet King Dasharath before they start their journey to exile.
Episode 45
15. Episode 45
April 2, 2008
Sita insists on going to the forest with Ram as it is her duty to be with her husband where ever he goes. On the other hand, Lakshman cannot hold his temperament and thinks it was a planned political move arranged by his brother Bharat and Queen Kaikeyi.
Episode 44
14. Episode 44
April 2, 2008
Everyone in Ayodhya are disappointed with this decision of Ram going to exile. Sage Vashishta and Arya Sumant tried to convince Kaikeyi to withdraw her wishes but she was adamant. Kaushalya was very happy to meet Ram and very excited for the ceremony but her happiness was momentary as Ram informs her about the new decisions made by King Dasharath.
Episode 43
13. Episode 43
April 2, 2008
Queen Kaikeyi explained King Dasharath's dilemma to Ram, she even told him about the boons she earned and her wishes that she had asked from him. Ram happily accepted to fulfill both her wishes and he also confirmed that he would leave for exile immediately. Sage Vashishta visits King Dasharath to know what must have happened for not being able to join the ceremony.
Episode 42
12. Episode 42
April 2, 2008
The endless night is finally over and it was Ram's coronation day. King Dasharath called for Ram to tell him the harsh truth and how he has to stay true to his commitments. Ram being a very supportive and sincere son took an oath of fulfilling all the promises and commitments made by his father.
Episode 41
11. Episode 41
April 2, 2008
When King Dasharat gains his conscious, he decides to accept and fulfill Queen Kaikeyi's first wish which is to consider Bharat as the king but he requests her to withdraw her second wish of sending Ram to exile for 14 years. Kaikeyi is adamant and threatens him to give up her life he doesn't fulfill both her wishes.
Episode 40
10. Episode 40
April 2, 2008
King Dasharath convinces Queen Kaikeyi that he would do anything for her and would accept all her commands. She tells the king about her wishes and King Dasharath faints.
Episode 39
9. Episode 39
April 2, 2008
Manthara suggests queen kaikeyi to use the 2 boons that she had earned during one of King Dasharath's battle for saving his life. King Dasharath explains to Ram the important rules of being a king.
Episode 38
8. Episode 38
April 2, 2008
Queen Kaikeyi has convinced Manthara and is now conspiring to keep Ram from being the king. Ram is very nervous to accept such big responsibility. Meanwhile, Queen Kaikeyi promises Manthara to follow everything she instructs her to do.
Episode 37
7. Episode 37
April 2, 2008
The announcement of Ram's coronation was done. All of Ayodhya is celebrating and preparing for the ceremony. Manthara this time manipulates queen Kaikeyi.
Episode 36
6. Episode 36
April 2, 2008
King Dasharath arranged a meeting between members of his kingdom and consults on giving up his throne and handing it to his elder son Ram to continue the legacy. The members agree to him and also give their valuable feedback.
Episode 35
5. Episode 35
April 2, 2008
Ram and his brothers return to Ayodhya and informed their family about the unexpected attack that took place and how Prince Bharat was majorly injured. Manthara again tries to manipulate Bharat and Ram. Bharat's uncle suggests to take Bharat with him for few days for his good health.
Episode 34
4. Episode 34
April 2, 2008
While Ram, his brothers and their troop were headed to Mithila, the candidates from Sita's Swayamvar decide to attack Ram to seek revenge from him for insulting them. During the attack, Prince Bharat was majorly injured as he was hit by an arrow. Ram convinces sage Mugdhal to save his brother's life.
Episode 33
3. Episode 33
April 2, 2008
Manthara the maid from Ayodhya tries to manipulate Prince Bharat to become the king instead of Prince Ram. King Janak sends a messenger to Ayodhya inviting King Dashrat and his family to join them in Mithila for agricultural festival. Ram with his brothers and their respective wives start their journey to Mithila.
Episode 32
2. Episode 32
April 2, 2008
King Dasharat decides to roam in his kingdom like a civilian to find out what the villagers thought of them. While doing this, he overhears a group of people saying King Dasharat should handover his kingdom to his sons. Meanwhile, Sita and her sisters are writing a letter to their parents.
Episode 31
1. Episode 31
April 2, 2008
The entire Kingdom celebrates the wedding of Ram and Sita
Where to Watch Ramayan
Ramayan is available for streaming on the NDTV India website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ramayan on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    January 21, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    9.0  (23,558)