Ramayan (2012 TV Series)
|Ramayan: Jeevan Ka Aadhar|
|Directed by||Mukesh Singh
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||40 as on May 05, 2013|
|Production company(s)||Sagar Arts|
|Original channel||Zee TV|
|Picture format||576i SDTV
|Original run||August 12, 2012 – Present|
It is a simplified and technology-backed, remake of the highly successful Ramayan (TV series) that was created, written, and directed by Ramanand Sagar and which aired on Doordarshan from 1987 to 1988.
Ramayan narrates the tale of Ram who was the eldest of the four sons of Dasharath, the King of Ayodhya. Ram was to become the Ruler of Ayodhya after his father's retirement. But his stepmother, Kaikeyi, under the influence of Manthara, wanted her son Bharata to become the king.
Recalling that Dasharath had once promised to grant her any two boons that she asked of him, she demanded that Ram should be exiled to the forest for fourteen years and that Bharat should be crowned ruler in his stead. The promise-bound and heartbroken Dasharath was compelled to keep his word. Reluctantly, he asks Ram to leave for the forest. Rama happily accepts the exile and leaves for the forest and reluctantly accepts the company of his wife, Sita, and younger brother Lakshman. When Bharat learns that his mother is responsible for Ram's exile, he follows Ram and importunes him to return with him to Ayodhya. But, Ram refuses, so Bharat decides instead to obtain Ram's paduka(sandals) and places them on the throne as a gesture that Ram is the true king, ruling as his proxy and regent over Ayodhya.
Ram, Sita and Lakshman wander the forests, combating evil wherever they find it and gaining the blessings of wise men and sages along the way. Many years later, Ravan, the King of Lanka, abducts Sita. How Ram and Lakshman along with Hanuman, Sugriv, Jamvanta, and later Vibhishan, along with his vanar sena(army of apes) rescues Sita, and how Ram slays Ravan constitutes the rest of the story.
|Thakur Anoop Singh||Hanuman|
The series' soundtrack has hints of Ravindra Jain's compositions for the series' predecessors.