Om Raut‘s mythical action movie Adipurush is receiving a tonne of criticism for its story, visual effects, and language. The cringe-inducing and empty speech that destroyed the Hindu epic Ramayana angered the viewers and caused a commotion. Furthermore, Saif Ali Khan portrays Lankesh, Prabhas plays Ram, and Kriti Sanon plays Sita in the film. Sonal Chauhan, Sunny Singh, and several well-known actors appear in the movie. Continue reading the article to know about the seven versions of the Ramayana definitely better than Adipurush. Happy Reading!
7 Impressive Renditions Of Ramayana
Adipurush is not the first film to adapt the Ramayana for the screen. Other Ramayana renditions have existed in the past that was far more relevant and authentic than the recently published Adipurush. Here are a few Ramayan versions that were far more impressive than Adipurush:
1. Ramanand Sagar Ramayana (1987)
The epic Ramayana was turned into a television program called Ramayana in 1987. Furthermore, Arun Govil played Lord Rama, Deepika Chikhalia played Devi Sita, and Sunil Lahiri played Lord Lakshman in this legendary television serial. In 2020, during the COVID-19 shutdown, the program was rebroadcast on Doordarshan after 33 years. Also, Ramayana became the world’s most-watched TV program at the time, with 7.7 crore people.
2. Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama
One of the most remarkable adaptations of the epic is Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama. Yugo Sako, a Japanese director, made this anime movie. Co-producing it are India and Japan. The film was outlawed in India as a result of the 1992 Babri Masjid riots. The movie was eventually shown on Doordarshan in its Hindi dub. It has excellent animation since it was made by Yugo Sako.
3. Ramayan (2002)
Between 2001 and 2002, ZEE TV broadcast this particular television program. It was a success for BR Chopra’s production to adapt the Hindu epic Ramayana for television. Nitish Bharadwaj and Smriti Irani, respectively, performed the roles of Lord Rama and Devi Sita.
4. Ramayan (2008)
This version was a remake of the Ramayan adaption by Ramanand Sagar that we previously discussed. Gurmeet Choudhary played Lord Rama in this scene, and Debina Bonnerjee played Devi Sita. Vikram Mastal played the role of Lord Hanuman in this one. On NDTV Imagine, the Ramayana television series was shown.
5. Ramayana: The Epic (2010)
This additional animated rendition comes following the Japanese adaptation of the Ramayan, The Legend of Prince Rama. The Ramayana: The Epic was the name of the Indian animated film. Warner Bros. India released it in 2010. Juhi Chawla, Manoj Bajpayee, and Ashutosh Rana are three renowned actors that voiced characters in the movie.
6. Ramayan: Sabke Jeevan Ka Aadhar (2012)
Following the 2008 Ramayana for four years, this was broadcast on ZED TV. The Ramayan: Sabke Jeevan Ka Aadhar rendition of the epic was given that name. Moreover, Gagan Malik played Lord Rama, Rucha Gujarati played Devi Sita, and Neil Bhatt played Lakshman in this 2012 production.
7. Siya Ke Ram
This program was presented from Maa Sita’s perspective. Moreover, this television program, which ran from 2015 to 2016, was based on the epic Ramayana. Devi Sita was portrayed by actress Madirakshi Mundl, and Lord Rama by actor Ashish Sharma. Moreover, the program also did well and drew a healthy audience.
Did you watch all the Ramayan versions? Tell us your favorite rendition. We’re waiting for your response!