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People would literally shout “Jai siya ram” along with Hanuman and try to be part of this acting that they thought was real. People in those days were more attached to the actors in the serials and would worship them like gods…
I remember my mother asking me to take a bath in the morning and be available at the ground floor of the house where all the neighbours would be available to see the serial ramayan. Each of the ‘so called bhakths’ would have a basket with flowers and garlands. When the serial starts with the music “Raamayan”
Everyone would individually go to the television box and put garland on it. They will also light an agarbathi… (insence stick) and do the Pooja…. Believe me or not, this was actually happening. It was so immersed that anyone would recognize the music from the serial even if they were walking on the streets.
I even had a bow and arrows as toys. Modern day Ben10 and superman toys are popular among the children. But the weapons and the attire that the old Ramayana guys used were Viral. Every child out there wanted a bow and arrow. God, they were like cupid! Ha ha…
The acting of the modern day Ram seems to be not up to the expectations, May be my feeling because I have watched the old ram and his patient talking. To me the older Ram was matured in his appearance and no one would expect him to say “what the crap”. The music that was selected by Ramanand Sagar was also peculiar and matched the old day standards. Agree with me or not, Ram was old and not from this ERA.
Over these year’s Ram has come before us in different avtars in different channels, with different stories. At times, I think was it all real and why is it different in every other serial. The essence of the serial is not whether the story has changes and are they true but if we can learn something out of it. Debates can be on and off continuous for day and night until there is another cyclone and Noah comes with his ship….