Mumbai: Amid the coronavirus lockdown throughout the nation, the second when the epic “Ramayan” from the eighties was aired on Saturday on Doordarshan, many went nostalgic. The viewers demanded the federal government to re-telecast a number of different widespread outdated tv exhibits of that period. Contemplating the general public demand, the federal government re-telecast physique has determined to telecast “Mahabharat”, “Byomkesh Bakshi” and the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Circus”.
The “Ramayan” was again on tv on Saturday, recalling for a lot of these epic mornings an age in the past when total households, and even neighbours, gathered earlier than clunky tv packing containers for his or her weekly repair of tv and faith.
The streets have been empty right now, as they have been practically three many years in the past when Ramanand Sagar’s serial that dropped at life in garish and grainy color the story of the noble prince and his 14-year exile started airing each Sunday.
The federal government’s announcement that it might rerun the present on DD Nationwide at 9am and 9pm on a regular basis introduced again nostalgia for occasions that have been less complicated and TV viewing was about group. When neighbours with tv units opened their doorways for others and households timed their routine to match the screenings.
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“Ramayan”, which started its telecast in 1987, made family names out of its two stars Arun Govil and Deepika Chikhalia.
Govil, like many others, watched the present because it aired on Saturday morning, calling it a “nostalgic” second.
Whereas “Ramayan” can be telecast on a regular basis at 9am and 9pm, “Byomkesh Bakshi” has been allotted the 11 am slot. “Mahabharat” airs at 12 midday and seven pm whereas “Circus” can be on display at eight pm.
Pleasure of the viewers discovered their technique to social media. Since Saturday morning, Twitter has been buzzing with tweets full of gratitude.
One consumer tweeted: “#mahabharat… Remembering my childhood stage and exiting am seeing with my kids.. My daughter translating.. Thanks Doordarshan..”
One other consumer shared: “Rarely do I watch anything on TV and even rare is with family. Thank You DD. Took me a while to figure out the channel no though. In case you’re lost like me, it’s Channel 1194 on Tata Sky. #Mahabharat.”
One other viewer wrote: “One of the best #detective series #ByomkeshBakshi back to our home once again. Watch the time before CID nd savdhan India #CoronaPandemic #bestuseoftime #StayHome #SupportLockDown Thanks @DDNational @prasarbharati.”
One other consumer shared: “Already watched today re-telecast of first episode #Ramayana, #ByomkeshBakshi & now eagerly waiting to watch #Mahabharata on #Doordarshan. Thank You @DDNational & @prasarbharati. #StayHomeSaveLives as #IndiaFightsCorona”
In the meantime, calls for for a number of different outdated exhibits continues on social media. These embrace the Milind Soman-starrer “Captain Vyom”, Mukesh Khanna’s “Shaktimaan”, “Malgudi Days”, “Hum Log”, “Alif Laila” and “Fauji”.
Alternatively, main broadcasters like Sony, Star, Zee and the Viacom have determined to waive all tariffs and costs for 4 channels for a interval of two months, the Indian Broadcasting Basis (IBF) stated on Saturday.
In an announcement, the IBF stated, “Sony run Sony Pal, Star India run Star Utsav, Zee TV operated Zee Anmol and Viacom18’s Colors bouquet channel Colors Rishtey will be available to all viewers across the country for a period of two months free of charge on all DTH and cable networks.”
The choice comes after a nationwide lockdown that has compelled your complete nation to remain indoors as a precautionary measure towards the lethal coronavirus.
“The broadcasting fraternity feels that this will provide people who are restricted to their homes wholesome entertainment and invigorating content and will help provide relief during lockdown,” the IBF stated.
(With Company inputs)