Based on the Hindu epic Ramayana is Adipurush. Ramanand Sagar produced a television series about the epic in the late 1980s. His son has now responded to Adipurush.
The popular television programme Ramayan was created by Prem Sagar, the son of Ramanand Sagar, who has criticised Adipurush. Prem recounted how Ramanand created the show in a recent interview. Prem requested that Adipurush be screened in Mumbai’s Breach Candy and Colaba but not elsewhere, referring to it as “today’s Ramayan.”
Prem stated, “Om Raut ne Adipurush k zariye Marvel banane ki koshish ki hai,” in an interview with Live Hindustan. Ramayan banate waqt rachnatmak azaadi ka istamaal kiya tha, papaji (Ramanand Sagar) ne bhi. Prabhu Shri Ram ko samjha tha, lekin unhone. Saare grantho ke baad chhote mote badlav kiye the, unhone kayi. Lekin kabhi bhi tattho ke saath chedchaad karne ki koshish nahi ki thi (Om Raut has tried to create Marvel via Adipurush. Dad too had used creative freedom while making Ramayan. But he understood Lord Ram. He made small changes after reading many books. But he never tried to tamper with the facts).”
A television show called Ramayan was based on the old epic Ramayana. Ramanand Sagar was the show’s creator, writer, and director. Initially, it ran from 1987 to 1988. The programme attained global television series dominance during its tenure.