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Swapnil Joshi on Ramayan's Successful Rerun

Swapnil Joshi says "They are showing it twice in a day; it's binge-watching" on Ramayan's huge success with its rerun

Published: Wednesday,Apr 08, 2020 05:39 AM GMT-06:00
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Recently, Swapnil Joshi had a live chat with an entertainment portal. From debuting in Bollywood with Ghulam-E-Mustafa alongside none other than Nana Patekar and Aruna Irani and being a part of the new wave of Marathi cinema to the industry offering him much better roles than Hindi cinema did and playing Kush and Krishna in auteur Ramanand Sagar's shows Swapnil talked about big parts of his career. 

Being a part of those groundbreaking mythological shows of Ramanand Sagar put Swapnil Joshi in a unique position to explain why he believes Ramayan resonates with audiences of all ages to this day (it's scored the highest TRPs for any show in years during its rerun). Elaborating on the topic, he said, "I think it's amazing and also very humbling because content that worked almost 20-25 years ago, and in today's time and age...where everybody wants everything in 2 minutes...where people don't even have time to sit and think, let alone talk and consume content...where everything happens on the go...people are actually switching on DD National and watching Ramayan. And I was very fortunate that I had worked in two major shows of Dr. Ramanand Sagar. There is not a single day that passes in my life when somebody doesn't complement me for my role in either Ramayan or Krishna, and that's huge to happen even after 25 years of the show being telecast."

Speaking on what makes people keep returning to a show like Ramayan, Swapnil added, "A recall like that for TV is imaginable. And the success for shows like Ramayan or Mahabharat is not unexpected because an entire generation has watched these shows while growing up. They're not just TV shows — they're a part of an entire generation's growing-up process. So they're imbibed in the deepest corner of your heart. In those days, if there used to be a curfew or things were shut, or if trains and busses were stopped — there are stories of that, there are legends of Ramayan and Krishna and Mahabharat being telecast on TV and what all happened. So, I think everybody wants to enjoy their nostalgia and childhood moments and the youngsters want to watch it and see what the euphoria is all about. I think that's amazing,..just amazing. And the fact that they're showing it twice in a day, it also makes it kind of a Ramayan standards, it's absolute binge-watching."

On the work front, Swapnil Joshi hinted at the possibility of a second season of his superhit web series, Samantar.

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