With the 21-day lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the epic teleserial 'Ramayan' was aired on Doordarshan.
Ramanand Sagar's "Ramayan" which stars Arun Govil as Ram and Deepika Chikhalia as Sita, Arvind Trivedi playing Raavan and Dara Singh essaying Hanuman, was once again appreciated by the viewers. The show evoked nostalgia among Indians and many took to Twitter to share their reactions.
The Broadcast Audience Research Council(BARC) on Monday released few viewer statistics of the first four episodes of the show and it is sure to leave you astounded.
According to BARC, Ramayan's first four episodes reached a total of 93.3 million viewers and garnered 6.9 billion viewing minutes in total.
"The show garnered an average of 28.7 million impressions in the first in the first four episodes," BARC tweeted.
Earlier, Arun Govil, who plays Lord Ram, felt the re-telecast of "Ramayan" is a great way to teach the young generation about the "morals, teachings and values of Ramayan".
"The new generation will get a chance to watch it. They will get to understand the morals, teachings and values of Ramayan. If they will watch it with the family, they can interact also. If they have queries then their family members of the older generation can explain things. It is a family show. How relationships should be...has been shown in the show. Positivity is there. Right now there is a lockdown, you can't go anywhere. So watching it will be a good way to use the time," Govil told IANS.