Starting January 21, 2008
, NDTV Imagine
a brand new series based on Valmiki’s Ram
ayan and Tulsidas’
charitmanas! After a period of 20 years, this age old classic will
be retold with grand sets, new star cast and lilting music, from Monday to Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
only on NDTV Imagine.
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The production of Ram
ayan is being executed at Sagar Film City in
Baroda where majestic sets have been erected to depict the city of
Ayodhya, the birth place of Lord Ram
. The kingdom was 12 kilometers in
area and this grandeur has been replicated for the show. Extravagant
sets have been designed by art director, Omung Kumar and his team,
after undertaking research for over nine months and the labor of around
800 workers. The design team has also referred to the Ram
where Ayodhya has been described in detail, to create an upscale and
The sets personify royalty and regality with a very subdued look and
feel. The exteriors of the kingdom have a sandstone like feel with
palaces supported with elaborate pillars and structures. Each and every
pillar, statue, room, throne and wall is intricately designed and
detailed just like the temples and constructions of that era. The
upholstery, carpets and curtains are artistically hand painted with
zardozi work. The highlight of the sets is the grand-chariot set atop
the main palace with a huge sun riding on it.
The interiors are subdued and mellow which give each room an airy and
bright look. The Banyan tree bedroom, the Lotus room, the King’s
chamber- all of them have designs which have never been seen before on
a television show. The chariots, bows and the kawach have all been
specially designed to suit the characters.
Watch out for India’s greatest epic
now on an epic huge scale! Tune in to Ramayan starting January 21st
every Monday to Thursday at 9 30 pm, only on NDTV Imagine.