Three decades down and feminism talks continue to ghost the mythological series, Ramayan, that is currently being re-telecasted on Doordarshan channel. The iconic Ramanand Sagar show hit the TV screens after years on March 28 to encourage people to stay inside amid the nationwide lockdown to beat COVID-19. Also Read - Just Like China's Wuhan, India Too Has Many Wet Markets Which Could Trigger the Next Pandemic!
Hardly three days of telecast and the Twitterati were seen lashing out at Kaikeyi and her maid, Manthara’s characters which soon escalated into a feminism debate. While some users tried to tone down the bad-mouthing with words of praise for the “warrior women”, others knew no chills. Taking to his handle on the micro-blogging site, one Twitter user wrote, “Kaikeyi was the first pseudo feminist. #Ramayan (sic)” while another commented, “Kaikeyi was a class A bitch, wasn’t she? Asking for her son to be crowned king was alright, but sending Ram to exile was evil at a whole new level. Don’t bash me, I won’t take it back! (sic)” and yet another posted, “A woman can make or distroy a home.
Perfect example – kaikeyi (sic).” Also Read - Covid-19 Hero: This Hyderabad Man Has Been Running 'Rice ATM' to Feed The Hungry
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Ramayan is aired at 9 pm on DD. Apart from this Ramanand Sagar’s show, BR Chopra’s Mahabharat is also being aired on DD Bharati at 12 pm and 7 pm in two time slots daily. Reports also suggest that Doordarshan is also going to replug Shah Rukh Khan’s TV show, Circus, once again.
Reportedly, Doordarshan witnessed an extreme spike in its TRP ratings on Saturday due to Ramayan. This is expected to continue for some days until the lockdown is over.