The nation is in a 21 Day national lockdown and the epic saga Ramayana is taking the Indian Television by storm.
Two hours of Ramayana every day on our Television screens and a very bored and keen Indian audience have tried to find ways to keep their mind running. Fans have come up with a rather interesting theory and an interesting connect to the show Breaking Bad which very little of you must be aware of.
- What Is The Connect Between The Two?
- Ramayana: Biggest Hit of The Lockdown
- Ramayan garnered over 170 million views
Well, the connect is actually between 1992’s Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama directed by Yugo Sako, Ram Mohan and Koichi Saski. (Heavily Intrigued by this point, we all are)
What Is The Connect Between The Two?
A tweet which has been since gone viral has ignited all of us into a dizzy. The connection is about Bryan Cranston the main man from Breaking Bad who was also a pivotal character from the epic saga Ramayana, the anime version.
If you grew as a kid in 1990s or 2000s you probably grew up watching the anime version of Ramayana over and over again any chance you got. The movie was dubbed in various languages, one of them English and was named The Warrior Prince.
The tweet read—
“Did you know that Bryan Cranston, of Breaking Bad fame gave the voiceover for Shri Ram in the English dubbing of the anime film ‘The Legend of Prince Ram’ @AndColorPockeT“
And the English dubbing of the voice of Lord Ram was done by none other than Bryan Cranston himself. If that isn’t the coolest biggest crossover that has ever surfaced on the Internet I don’t know what is!
And to the user that tweeted it, to him/her we say thank you for giving us this dose of happiness while we’re scooped up inside our homes.
Ramayana: Biggest Hit of The Lockdown
One might think that the biggest support system for a lot of Indians this time would be family or their friends or books or food but Doordarshan streaming Ramayana remains to be the biggest ally of all.
For the millennial generation Ramayana remains to be a pivotal moment and was an introduction to Hindu Mythology. It quickly became a festival favourite and something that families started enjoying together.
So, late Ramanand Sagar’s mythological series Ramayan, which is over three decade old started showing on Doordarshan, Indian audiences quickly took this as an excuse to exercise nostalgia together with their families. And according to Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) Ramayan garnered over 170 million views in four shows over the last weekend.
A Breaking Bad and Ramayana connection has certainly made the blues of being scooped up inside our homes slightly less grey. Folks, stay inside and stay safe and pray for our frontline heroes.
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