Maryada Purushottam… Siya Ke Ram, this is yet another magnum opus presentation coming from Producers, Nikhil Sinha and Suhanna Sinha after their success story of Devon Ke Dev.. Mahadev.
So what is new about this new Star Plus show, Siya Ke Ram?
Well, the maker and channel score in abundance over their unique thought of presenting the story of Lord Ram’s life journey through Sita’s perspective. This indeed opens up a never-before-told tale of Sita’s life in the kingdom of Mithila and beyond.
The opening visual of the barren deserted land of Mithila, and the pain in the eyes of the common man over their 12 long years of drought provides for a heart-wrenching moment. The scene shift later, that presents the opulent palace of King Janak of Mithila, sitting in the dark; gives out the perfect essence of the King’s gloomy state owing to his kingdom’s drought situation. We then get a quick narrative of the only solution to the problem of King Janak, is a child born to him.
Moving over to Ayodhya, the fabulous set erected simply exudes class again!!
Whether it is the beautiful visual of Kaikeyi playing with the rays of the sun, or the serene background of the young Ram meditating under the guided rays of the Almighty, or the intellectual setup of the ‘paathshaala’, viewers are surely in for a visual treat. Last but not the least, the scene wherein the new born Sita is got upon Janak digging deep into the soil, and the blessings of Meghraj in the form of rain are simply scintillating.
Talking about the actors, Dalip Tahil and Bijay Anand look superior in class when it comes to their performance. Dalip as Dasharath portrays the desperate father and the confident king to aplomb. Bijay who makes his comeback after ages proves that he has not lost his mettle. The Queens – Snigdha Akolkar, Grusha Kapoor and Sampada Vaze look brilliant in their roles, and we look forward to more of them.
To sum it up, three cheers to the novel concept and apt story telling which moves at a good pace. Art Direction needs to be applauded, and the sets again prove to be the ace. Another unique aspect of this narration of the epic Ramayan is that the scenes are not over-the-top; the dramatization and dialogue delivery have a realistic and subtle approach.
Overall, an epic told ‘differently’!! This Siya Ke Ram will keep the viewers glued and will indeed live up to the expectations…