In the wake of the 500 Crore movie – Adipurush, the internet couldn’t stop admiring how this 1992 animated Ramayana still remains the best rendition of good conquering evil. But do you know the animation that helped many kids to understand Lord Rama’s story was not made in India but in Japan?
In 1992, this movie was made as a part of the 40th anniversary of India-Japan diplomatic relations and was worked on by teams from both countries. Directed and produced by Yugo Sako, the original version with Sanskrit songs was released in English on home video.
With brilliant screenplay and great themes, this cartoon not only engaged kids but also left adults equally entertained.
Remember how we used to stay glued to the TV on Sunday morning being stunned by the beautiful scenes? From showcasing the journey of Lord Ram to super-engaging battle scenes, this epic definitely did justice to Valmiki’s original. With an IMDb rating of 9.1, this masterpiece received a lot of love from fans as well as critics.
Narrated by Shatrughan Sinha, Arun Govil reprised the role of Rama, while the popular villain of his time Amrish Puri voiced the role of Ravana, even in the English version. Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam, and Kavita Krishnamurthy gave us melodious songs!
How beautifully this animation spread the moral values preached by Ramayana. It not only inspired kids across the world but also turned Lord Rama into a global icon.
This animation was loved so much that even today when Bollywood is releasing a 500 Crore Adipurush, people are recalling how this 1992 animation was the best.