Kunal Kohli’s modern retelling of the story of Ramayana, “Ramyug” strikes a fascinating balance between the old world charm and contemporary nuances. The show succeeds in transporting us to a world of crystal blue waterfalls, kingdoms and mythical beings where slow moving arrows and melodious music prevails. Well, at least for the first few episodes, after which the show picks pace and ardour along with phenomenal VFX – we’d say it packs a well-rounded punch!
This 8-episodic series takes us through all the major events of Ayodhya’s crown prince – Rama’s life. The pilot episode about Sita’s swayamvar in Mithila is shot beautifully – the bond between Rama (played by Diganth Manchale) and Sita (played by Aishwarya Ojha) is impeccable from the word go.
The following episodes take us through various heart-pounding events – Sita’s abduction from the hut, the vaanar sena building the Ram Setu from ground up, the mighty Hanuman setting Lanka ablaze, and everything in between.
Here’s the thing – we’re not new to the events of the Ramyana – what then justifies the success of a remake? I’d say, it’s the show’s power to induce nostalgia. Kunal Kohli’s “Ramyug” packs a modern narrative, but also makes us nostalgic simultaneously. Watching “Ramyug” will take you back to your childhood days – grandma’s midnight stories, performing the Ramayana at the annual function and more.
In fact, the series is also gaining popularity for its melodious “Jai Hanuman” track featuring the voice of megastar Amitabh Bachchan along with Ustad Zakir Hussain. The show also features Tisca Chopra, Akkshay Dogra, Kabir Duhan Singh, Anup Soni, and Vikram Singh Chauhan in crucial roles.
In a nutshell, “Ramyug” is the latest visual interpretation of this time-honoured text that uses modern technology in a never seen before manner to narrate the epic. You wouldn’t want to miss this! All the episodes of this mythological drama are now streaming on MX Player, for free. Click here to start watching!