COVID-19 lockdown effect: After 'Ramayan', Doordarshan brings back BR Chopra's 'Mahabharat' on television from today


With Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar announcing the retelecast of the popular television serial of the 1980s, Ramayana on Doordarshan during the 21-day national lockdown, social media is full of request for retelecast of Mahabharat. People seem to be having a rush of nostalgia about these serials, which used to dominate the television in the late 1980s and early 1990s. These epics aired on Doordarshan kept people glued to their TV sets. Everybody used to watch Ramayana and Mahabharat together with their friends and family. Those who didn't have a television at home used to visit neighbors to make sure they didn't miss a single episode.

Now, it's good news for all the fans as after Ramayana, Doordarshan has decided to air Mahabharat as well. Later yesterday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that they are bringing back BR Chopra's Mahabharat which is going to entertain people once again. In his tweet, he revealed that just like Ramayan, Mahabharat will also air twice daily, starting from Saturday, March 28. He revealed that the show will be broadcast on DD Bharti at 12 noon and 7 pm.
Mahabharat, which originally aired on 2 October 1988 to 24 June 1990, was produced by B. R. Chopra. It featured Nitish Bhardwaj as Krishna and Roopa Ganguly as Draupadi, with Gajendra Chauhan, Praveen Kumar, Arjun, Sameer Chitre and Sanjeev Chitre as the Pandavas, and Punit Issar playing Duryodhana.