RAMAYANA (NDTV IMAGINE) tells the story of Lord Ram who was the eldest of the four sons of Dashrath, the king of Ayodhya. Ram was to become the king of Ayodhya after his father’s retirement. But his stepmother Kaikeyi whose mind was poisoned by Manthra wanted her son Bharat to become king.

Remembering that Dashrath had once promised to grant her any two boons she desired, she demanded that Lord Ram should be banished to the forest for fourteen years and Bharat should be crowned as the king. The helpless and heartbroken Dashrath had to keep his word. So, he asks Ram to leave for the forest. Lord Ram happily accepts the exile and leaves for the forest along with his dutiful wife, Mata Sita and younger brother Lakshman. When Bharat learns that his mother is responsible for Lord Ram's exile, he requests Lord Ram to return to Ayodhya. But, when Lord Ram refuses to do so Bharat obtains Lord Ram's sandals and places them on the throne as a gesture that Lord Rama is the true king.

Bharat then rules Ayodhya as a representative of Lord Ram for the next fourteen years. Later, Ravan, the evil King of Lanka, abducts Mata Sita. How Lord Ram and Lord Lakshman along with Lord Hanuman and his vanar sena rescues Mata Sita, and how Lord Ram slays Ravan forms the rest of the story.

Ravindra Jain - Music Director
Playback Singers - Kavita Krishnamurthy and Suresh Wadkar
Set Design - Omang Kumar
Costume Design - Nisha Sagar
Director - Anand Sagar, son of Ramanand Sagar
Location - Sagar Film City, Baroda

Gurmeet Choudhary - Lord Ram, Debina Bonnerjee -Sita, Ankit Arora - Lakshman, Vikram Sharma - Hanuman, Akhilendra Mishra - Ravana, Punkaj Kalraa - Dashrath

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