When the lockdown due to COVID-19 was enforced from March 24 by the Central government people did not know how they will spend all their time. Of course, with web channels and multiple television channels around there has been never a dearth for entertainment. But when the iconic Ramayan and Mahabharata serials made a comeback on Doordarshan, everyone from young and old got hooked to the stories.
The serials become a big hit just as they were when aired for the first time during the nineties. Interestingly, the rebroadcast of Ramayana on Doordarshan created a record becoming the highest viewed show on television smashing the record of America’s much-loved show Game of Thrones. And that triggered an interesting trend on Twitter- #rajamoulimakeramayan.
Twitter Users Favor Rajamouli For Directing Ramayan On Big Screen
SS Rajamouli is known for making fantastic and larger than life movies mostly for Telugu cinema. Even before Baahubali, his movies did receive international acclaim and awards. But Baahubali franchise has certainly elevated his name and fame and now people believe that if anyone can make extraordinary films in the country it is SS Rajamouli.
That is why people now want him to direct the epic drama Ramayan which has been revered and loved by all over India. The characters of Ram, Sita, Laxman, Bharat, Hanuman, Ravan, and more have always attracted a lot of interest. Now with the availability of advanced technology in graphics, animation, and filmmaking, the director will surely be able to come up with an extravaganza taking the mythological story to a new height and making it unforgettable in the modern era.
The trend triggered a riot of memes on Twitter with users coming up with their options in a creative way.
Will Rajamouli Repeat His ‘Baahubali’ Cast?
The trio of Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, and Anushka Shetty helmed the star cast of ‘Baahubali’ and proved that given the chance they can make even the larger than life characters come alive on the screen. The characters of Ram, Sita, and Laxman are real and already loved and revered.
So if SS Rajamouli takes up this challenge of directing Ramayan he can think of engaging these three stars for the lead roles. Importantly, ‘Baahubali’ was a fiction staged in the medieval era. All the concepts of Prince and Princess, Kingdom, and rivalry which form an integral part of Ramayan were also present in ‘Baahubali.’ Both Prabhas and Rana played the roles of warriors in ‘Baahubali’ franchise whereas Anushka was a princess forced to lead a despairing life.
Now the question is will SS Rajamouli direct Ramayan? If he does take up the challenge, fans are sure to demand ‘Baahubali’s lead star cast as Ram, Laxman, and Sita. And who will play Bharat, Hanuman, and Ravan? Surely, fans will have answers to all these!