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Bollywood movies that integrated Ramlila of their plot

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Oct 13, 2021 18:08 IST

By Devashish
New Delhi [India], October 13 (ANI): The supremely entertaining Ramlila, which is carried out yearly on Dussehra, marks the victory of Lord Rama over the demon-king Ravana. Dussehra 2021, which is able to fall on October 15 this yr, is the day when life-size effigies of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhakarana are burned in an enactment, to mark the victory of excellent over evil.
The festive fervour throughout Dussehra is one thing that may’t be missed and felt particularly for those who attend a vibrant and theatrical Ramlila, which accurately interprets to ‘Rama’s play’. It’s a efficiency of the Ramayana epic in a collection of scenes that embody music, narration, recital and dialogue.
Since festivals and celebrations round them are a key a part of Bollywood movies, therefore this theatrical depiction of the mythological epic has been introduced to audiences in varied kinds as filmmakers have typically integrated the competition of their storytelling and used it as vital backdrops.
As will probably be unfair to not discuss this mix in the course of the ongoing festive season, so listed here are some movies which have a base and powerful reference to Ramayana’s Ramlila.
1. ‘Swades’ (2004)

One of many underrated gems of Bollywood from filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, which did not get its due on the time of launch, ‘Swades’, includes a particular music titled ‘Pal Pal Hai Bhaari’, that’s set in the course of the Ramlila sequence.
The music from Shah Rukh Khan-starrer is about Sita’s craving for Lord Rama, whereas she is in captivity of Raavana. When the demon king taunts her about her husband, Sita sings praises of Rama, even saying that phrases aren’t even sufficient to explain his greatness.
2. ‘Delhi 6’ (2009)

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Delhi 6’ revolved round Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and one of many recurring themes of the film was Ramlila and Dussehra. The movie highlighted the significance of figuring out the worry, the nice and the evil that resides inside human beings. In a number of of the scenes, the characters are sometimes seen watching a theatrical depiction of Ramlila.
3. ‘Raavan’ (2010)

This thriller confirmed a detailed resemblance to Ramayan the place an individual kidnaps the spouse of his rival. Nonetheless, one may also sense that over time Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s character develops a gentle spot for her kidnapper, which was not the case within the precise epic.
Aside from that, the story showcases the lifetime of Ragini (Aishwarya) and the way she is kidnapped by Beera performed by Abhishek Bachchan within the movie.
4. ‘Ra. One’ (2011)

The Anubhav Sinha directorial ‘Ra. One’ was a modern-day retelling of Ramayana however with a sci-fi twist. Within the movie, antagonist Arjun Rampal, aka Ra.One, resembled the character of Raavana, and even made an entry to real-life from a online game. In one of many scenes, he was proven strolling in opposition to the backdrop of burning Raavan effigy.
5. ‘Nautanki Saala’ (2013)

Directed by Rohan Sippy, the film starred Ayushmann Khurrana and Kunaal Roy Kapur. In it, Khurrana performed the function of R.P. aka Ram Parmar, who’s a profitable theatre artist. He quickly befriends a suicidal man named Mandar performed by Kunal Roy Kapur. All through the movie’s runtime, a number of instances, one can see the theatrical resemblance of Ramayan’s plot within the storyline.
Dussehra or Vijayadashami, in line with the Hindu calendar is well known on the tenth day after the 9 days of Navratri festivities within the month of Ashvina. The competition is well known in a different way in varied elements of the nation. In some elements of India, it additionally signifies the day on which Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasur. That’s the reason all of the 9 avatars of Goddess Durga are worshipped throughout Navaratri.
This yr the competition spirit has been as soon as once more dampened by the COVID-19 pandemic as varied restrictions have been put in place to curb the unfold of the virus, which in flip has affected the festivities. (ANI)