Desi Twitter Celebrates The Return Of ‘Ramayan’ On Doordarshan With Memes

We were wondering how we’ll spend our first weekend in lockdown when Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar put all our viewing woes to rest. According to Business Today, he announced that Ramanand Sagar directed ‘Ramayan’ which first aired in 1987 will be retelecasted on Doordarshan National starting today.

The Economic Times quoted a Prasar Bharati official saying,

“The format in which the serial (Ramayan) has been stored is being enhanced for better broadcast quality. It was shot in low band using digibeta tools, which have been obsolete now for over 15-20 years. Now, it is all digital and advanced chip-based formats. We have retrieved the content for 50 episodes and are working on the rest of the content now. The music, the frames, everything remains the same.”

Desi Twitter expressed immense joy at the news by sharing memes and poked fun at contemporary streaming services declaring DD as the real gangsta.

90s kids will be happy to know that BR Chopra’s Mahabharat, Byomkesh Bakshi, and Circus (starring Shah Rukh Khan) will also be broadcasted on TV with shows like Buniyaad, Mashal and Malgudi Days to follow very soon. Who knew the lockdown would have such nostalgic side effects?