One of the prominent film lyricists of Kannada cinema R.N.Jayagopal is giving a new touch to the 'Ramayana' in the mega television serial he is producing and directing for Udaya TV in Kannada. The relevance of the 'Ramayana' in the scientific, social and historical context is looked in to by RNJ in the 104 episodes. The telecast of RNJ Ramanayana starts from 21st of this month. On every Sunday 'Ramayana' is on air from 10.30 to 11.30 am.
The formal inaugural function to 'Ramayana' and media briefing took place on Monday evening at Suchitra Film Society in Bangalore. 'Ramayana' is a favorite subject for the people of India. Instead of making this tale look routine I am giving new thoughts with anecdotes says RNJ. How important is 'Ramayana' for children of today RNJ is drawing attention in various episodes. He has referred various books from 'Valmiki to Rashtrakavi Kuvempu's 'Sri Ramayana Darshana' for the study purpose. The interpretation which I make is from my perception says RNJ.
Harish is playing the role of Sri Rama while Anuradha is playing Seethe. Srinivas is Lakshman, Nitin is Bharata and Varun is Shatrugna. The other prominent role of Ravana is played by RNJ's brother R.N.Sudarshan the veteran actor of Kannada cinema. Mandya Ramesh is Naradha, MLA Narendra Babu is Sri Narayana.
The title song for 'Ramayana' is sung by S.P.Balasubramanyam. Parvin Godkindi has scored music for 15 songs that are interspersed with the talkie portions.
RNJ addressing the media thanked Captain Subbanna and Madhyama Academy Chairman V.N.Subba Rao his long time friend in supporting him in materializing his dream of making 'Ramayana'.