Siya Ke Ram

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Siya Ke Ram
सिया के राम
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Also known as 'Maryada Purushottam Siya Ke Ram'
Genre Historical Television Drama
Created by Aniruddh Pathak
Based on Ramayana
Written by

Story
C.L.Saini
Anand Neelakantan
Utkarsh Naithani

Dialogues
Subrat Sinha
Screenplay
C.L.Saini
Bhavna Vyas
Directed by Nikhil Sinha
Dharmesh Shah
Starring Ashish Sharma
Madirakshi Mundle
Theme music composer Sandeep Mukherjee
Opening theme Siya Ram
Composer(s)

Sunny Bawra
Inder Bawra

Jitesh Panchal
Sushant Pawar
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 304
Production
Producer(s) Nikhil Sinha
Running time 20 minutes
Production company(s) Triangle Film Company
Release
Original network Star Plus
Picture format 576i(SDTV)
1080i(HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital Plus
Original release 16 November 2015 (2015-11-16) – 4 November 2016 (2016-11-04)
External links
Official website www.hotstar.com/tv/siya-ke-ram/6363

Siya Ke Ram(English: Sita's Ram) is an Indian epic TV series on Star Plus produced by Nikhil Sinha under the banner of Triangle Films Company. This show presents the epic Ramayana, the story of Rama and Sita through Sita's perspective. The show features Ashish Sharma and Madirakshi Mundle playing as Lord Rama and Sita. It aired every night at 8:00 PM on Star Plus. The Show was telecast in several languages in India and abroad including Indonesia, Srilanka, Thailand and the UK as well as parts of the Middle East. Currently re-runs on Star Utsav as Ramleela - Divya Gatha Siya Aur Ram Ki , on Saturday-Sunday 6:30 pm and on Vijay Super as Seedhayin Raaman.

Plot

The main plot is taken from the Hindu epic Ramayana which has been written by Sage Valmiki and Adbhuta Ramayan and will highlight the story through Sita's eyes.

Story

Bal Kand

Janak is childless King of Mithila. While Mithila has suffered drought for 12 years, elsewhere Ram and his brothers are under tutelage of Guru Vashista. Janak builds a golden plow and unearths a baby girl as he begins to plough. The baby's first cry leads to rainfall. Janak wants to find out whether or not the baby has a family. He is shocked to see the baby lift the Shiv Dhanush. Rishi Yagyavalkya suggests to keep the baby and Janak names her Sita.

It is shown that after 8 years Sita and her sisters are playing the act of Goddess Durga who destroyed a Rakshasha. Soon, afterwards Sita comes to know about Gautama Maharishi and the curse he gave to his wife Ahilya. Meanwhile, King Dasharatha is travelling to Guru Vashistha's ashram to see his sons and gets inspired by Ram. Ram comes to his kingdom and meets his mothers. Meanwhile, he comes to know that he has an elder sister called Shanta.

Later it is shown that both Ram and Sita have grown up. In Ayodhya, King Dasharatha conducts the Ashwamedha Yajna for the well-being of his sons and his kingdom. While travelling towards Mithila, Sita dares to stop the ceremonial horse and comforts it. After coming back Ram tells not to kill the horse but spare its life.

Guru Vishvamitra take Ram and Lakshman from Ayodhya to destroy the demoness queen Tataka. Sita and her sisters also travel along with Kushadhwaja to see Guru Vishvamitra.Sita and her sisters give Lakshman the food. Soon Taraka and her son Subahu is killed by Ram and Lakshman. Guru Vishvamitra tells that he wants to take both of them to Mithila and seek the blessings of Shiv Dhanush. While travelling to Mithila he sees Rishi Gautam and Ahilya's ashram and cures her curse. Gautam Rishi seeks his greatness to Ram. Meanwhile, Sita comes to know about her birth. Sita has fallen in love with Ram without seeing him. Ram comes to Mithila and they both meet for the first time at the Parvati temple. Soon after Sita's Swayamvar is announced. Lanka king Ravana's grandfather and minister Malyavan travelled to Mithila to see the greatness about the kingdom and argues with Sita. Then he says to Ravana that Taraka is killed.

In the swayamvara, nobody is able to lift the Shiv Dhanush except Ram. Ram's marriage is fixed with Sita. On the other hand, Ravan is angry that he was unable to lift the Shiv Dhanush and Janak has insulted him. So he vows to avenge the king. Afterwards he comes to know that he will die because of a woman. Ravan remembers the day he tried to force himself upon a chaste woman, Vedavati. She had then cursed him that the cause of his death will be a woman. Remembering this, Ravan goes to Yamlok, the abode of Yama, in the hope that if he keeps Yama under his thumb, he can elude death. However, Goddess of Death Mrityu Devi appears and a terrible fight ensues between her and Ravan. Ravan soon gets overpowered. Ram and Sita get married along with Ram's brothers and Sita's sisters (Lakshman-Urmila, Bharat-Mandavi, Shatrughna-Shrutakirti).

Meanwhile, in Lanka, Mandodri gets worried about the death of Ravan and decides to seek help from a Vishnu devotee. Mithila bids farewell to Sita and her sisters.

Ayodhya Kand

Mandodari tells her father Mayasura that Ravan's life is in danger, but he refuses to help. Her mother, however, guides her in getting the Amrita. Mandodari goes to Chandralok to get the Amrita. Vibhishana warns Mandodari that Ravan should not find out about his immortality. Mandodari succeeds in her plan of making Ravan immortal. Elsewhere Ram, Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrughna reach Ayodhya with their brides. Kaushalya, Kaikeyi and Sumitra welcome them. An Aghori predicts Manthara's future and tells her that she will be thrown out of the palace. Ravan challenges the gods to stop him from conquering the world. Ravan confronts Surpanakha for marrying a demon, Vidyutjiva. Meanwhile, Bharat and Shatrughan set off to meet Ashwapati.

Dasharath announces Ram to be his heir to the throne. Kaushalya, Sumitra and Lakshman are ecstatic to know that Ram will be crowned the king of Ayodhya. Manthara is determined to stop Ram from becoming the king. Manthara reminds Kaikeyi about Dasharath's promise to Ashwapati. She tells Kaikeyi about Dasharath's conspiracy against her. Kaikeyi decides to stop Ram's coronation. Kaikeyi reminds Dasharath about the boons that he had given her. He promises to fulfil two wishes. Kaikeyi tells him to crown Bharat the king of Ayodhya and send Ram into exile for 14 years.

Dasharath hesitantly agrees to crown Bharat the king and send Ram away. Sita urges Ram to take her along with him. Urmila supports Lakshman's decision of accompanying Ram. Ram leaves Ayodhya on his exile with Sita and Lakshman. Bharat and Shatrughna receive a message asking them to return to Ayodhya. A grieving Dasharatha passes away. Sumitra blames Kaikeyi for his death. Bharat asks Mandavi and Vashistha about Ram. When he learns about Kaikeyi’s misdeed, he blames her for Dashrath’s death. He confronts her for her actions against Ram.

Bharata refuses to become the king of Ayodhya. Bharat and Janak decide to bring Ram back to Ayodhya. Kaikeyi is grateful to Janak for reminding her about her love for Ram. She requests Bharat to take her along with him to meet Ram. Ram is depressed on learning about Dasharath's death.

Bharat requests Ram to return to Ayodhya, but he refuses. He tells Janak that he will not return because he wants to fulfil the promise he had made to Dasharath. Bharat asks Ram for his sandals. Bharat places Ram's sandals on the throne. He apologises to Vashisht saying he cannot take over Ram's place. Shatrughna confronts Bharata for his decision of becoming a tapasvi. Bharat assures Kaushalya that he will stay near Ayodhya. He asks Shatrughna to help him in keeping his promise to Ram to take care of Ayodhya. Lakshman tells Ram and Sita that Goddess Nidradevi has given him a boon to stay awake so that he can serve them. Lakshman's request, Nidradevi has given his share of sleep to Urmila, until he returns to Ayodhya.

Aranaya Kand

Ram conveys to Sita about his wish to protect the Rishis and people from the demons. They complete 10 years of their vanvas. Sugriva tells Hanuman about Rumā. Hanuman conveys to Rumā that Sugriva loves her and wants to marry her. Bali decides to get Sugriva married to Rumā. Ravan decides to send Khar and Dushan for control in Dandakaranya. Surpanakha insists Ravan to let her go to Dandakaranya. Malyavan shares with Meghanad, his plan to take over Kishkindha. Dundubi comes up with a plan to kill Bali and Sugriva. Dundubi disguises as a buffalo and battles with Bali. Bali kills Dundubi. Rishi Matang curses Bali for breaking his meditation. Ram kills Ravan's soldiers and saves the residents of Panchvati. Surpanakha falls in love with Ram.

Mayavi decides to take Bali to the Rishimukh mountain. Bali follows Mayavi into a cave and asks Sugriva to wait outside until he returns. However, Sugriva is shocked on hearing Bali's screams. He closed the mouth of cave by a big stone as he assume that Bali was killed by Mayavi. Sugriva suggests that Tara make Angad, the king of Kishkindha.

Shurpanakha urges Ram to marry her but he tells her that he is already married. Shurpanakha plans to prove herself better than Sita. Ram gets irate when Shurpanakha comes to him dressed like Sita. She attacks Sita. Lakshmana cuts Shurpanakha's nose. Surpanakha asks Khara to kill Ram, Sita and Lakshman. Khara attacks Ram with his asuras. Ram kills Khara and Dushan by using his powers. Shurpanakha reaches Lanka, tells everyone about the attack. Surpanakha asks Ravan to avenge her insult by Ram. Ravan decides to punish Ram for his deeds. Sugriva's coronation ceremony begins. Hanuman crowns Sugriva as the king of Kishkindha. A furious Bali returns to Kishkindha and attacks Sugriva for locking him up in the cave. Hanuman rescues Sugriva from Bali. Ravan got information about Ram and that Sita is Ram's weakness. Ravan decides to abduct Sita. Ravan tells Marich about Surpanakha's humiliation and seeks his help to avenge her insult. Hanuman takes Sugriva to Rishimukh mountain.

Marich disguises himself as an injured golden deer to distract Ram from Sita and leads him far into the forest. Sita sees the injured golden deer and tells Ram that she wants to cure it. Ram tells Lakshman to stay with Sita while he goes to bring the deer. Meanwhile, Hanuman tells Sugriva that Bali has made Rumā his slave. Hanuman tells Sugriva that he will seek help from the other kings to defeat Bali. However, Ram is shocked when Marich calls out to Sita and Lakshman in his voice. Sita is worried on hearing Ram's cries. Marich apologises to Ram for his misdeed and dies. Sita orders Lakshman to go into the jungle to look for Ram. Lakshman hesitantly agrees and draws a powerful line Lakshmana Rekha which no immoral creature could cross to protect Sita, but tells Sita not to cross it or the power would go. Lakshman leaves. Ravan disguises as a sage and tricks Sita to cross the Lakshmana Rekha line. Sita tries to run but he ends up abducting her.

On the way to Lanka, Jatayu tries to save Sita but Ravan cuts off both his wings. Sita then throws her jewellery to the ground hoping Ram will see it as a sign. Sita tells Ravan to kill her and avenge himself. Ravan kidnaps Sita and takes her to Lanka. Surpanakha is delighted to see Sita in Lanka. Later, Ravan stops Surpanakha from attacking Sita. He tells her to keep Sita alive, until he avenges her insult.

Ravan's mother Kaikesi tells him that he should marry Sita as she is a powerful women instead of treating her badly. Sita finds her place in the garden of Lanka(Ashoka Vatika) and refuses Ravan's proposal saying that she is always going to love Ram and never be unfaithful to him. She decides to wait for him or her death. Meanwhile, Ram comes to know about the abduction from the bird Jatayu.

Kishkindha Kand

Hanuman meets Ram and becomes his devotee. He narrates about Sugriva's problem and his brother Bali misbehaving with his wife Rumā. Ram challenges to kill Bali and liberate him from all his sins. Ram directs Sugriv to go on a duel with Bali so that he can kill him during that time. All happened accordingly and Ram kills Bali. Bali regrets his mistakes and dies. Sugriva is crowned the king of Kishkindha. Bali's son Angad began to follow Ram and joined the monkey army. Sugriva and Ram instruct Hanuman to enquire about Sita and her well being. He also gives him his ring as mark of his well being to Sita.

Sundar Kand

Hanuman goes to Lanka and meets Sita. He also gives the ring. Sita gets shocked when she came to know about Ram's condition. Ravan instructs his second son Akshayakumara to attack Hanuman. Mandodari knows about Hanuman's strength and fears because she didn't want to lose her son. Rather she wanted Akshayakumara to leave Lanka. Akshay heads his father's words and attempts to attack Hanuman. Hanuman, with his wit and power kills Akshayakumara. Soldiers bring the dead body to king. All get shocked to see this. Mandodari gets shattered to see her dead son. Hanuman is brought to the king by the soldiers. Ravan decides to punish Hanuman by sentencing him to death. But Vibhishan advices to mutilate one of his body part rather than killing him. Ravan decides to burn his tail. All the men and Meghnadh burn the tail. Sita comes to know about this and prays to Agni devta to produce coolness instead of burning sensation to Hanuman. Hanuman burns the whole unethical Lanka with his tail. Sita gives her chudamani(head ornament) to Hanuman as a mark of her presence in Lanka. Hanuman leaves Lanka.

Vibhishan pleads his brother Ravan to free Sita and handover her to Ram as she is wife of someone. Ravan kicks Vibhishan and considers him as his enemy. He throws him out of Lanka. Hanuman reaches Ram and tells about Sita being in Ashok Vatika. Ram vows to free Sita from Ravan's captivity and kill him.

Ram, Lakshman and the whole monkey army decide to construct a sea bridge(Ram Setu) across the ocean to Lanka. Two other monkeys, Nal and Neel join the monkey army. Ram pray to lord Shiva before constructing the bridge. Ram along with monkey army construct the bridge and goes to Lanka.

Lanka Kand

Ram, Lakshman and the monkey army reach Lanka. Ram decides the war against Ravan. Ravan plans troops to attack the monkey army midnight. Ravan's army attack the monkey army midnight. Meghnadh plans to kill Ram and Lakshman. With his illusion, he shoots an invisible venomous arrow on Ram and Lakshman. They become unconscious. There was no way to cure them because it is a powerful poison. Ravan became happy that his son Meghnadh killed Ram and Lakshman. Sita is shattered when she heard that Ram died. She shouts angrily, crying at Goddess Parvati that if her husband dies, she is of no worth. Lord Shiva then decides to send the King of birds Garud dev to save Ram and Lakshman which he does.

Ram then kills many more warriors in the war including Ravan's younger brother Kumbhakarna. This gravely angers Ravan and he decides to kill Ram as soon as possible. After then he sends Meghanad(his son) to fight Ram-Lakshman.He goes to the battlefield and fights Lakshman.He uses his Naag Shakti on Lakshman and Lakshman goes in an unconscious state.Trijata tells Ram 's army the address of Sushena.Hanuman flies to the house of Sushena.Sushena tells the only option to save Lakshman is Sanjeevani Booti.Hanuman flies to the Himalayas to get Sanjeevani.After coming back a Lepa of Sanjeevani is drank by Lakshman which brings him back to life.While in Lanka, Meghnad does the Devi Yagya to get Divine Weapons and Divine Horsecart. The disadvantage of this Yagya was that if the Yagya is stopped in between then the person doing it gets killed.The vanar sena disturbs Meghnad.Lakshman chops off the head of Meghanad.After this Raavan, enters the battlefield.Vibhishana tells the secret of Ravan, that he had nectar in his navel. Rama then shots the arrows at Ravana 's navel.Ravana dies! After the death of the cruel ten-headed King Ravana, Rama crowns Vibhishana, as the King of Lanka.Now everyone goes to Sita in Ashoka Vatika. But, Rama doesn't accepts to take Sita back to Ayodhya.Sita undergoes an Agni pariksha to prove her chastity.Everyone say Goodbye to each other.Ram, Lakshman, Sita, Vibhishana, Hanumana, Sugriva, Angada all leave for Ayodhya.

Uttara Kand

After being crowned king, Ram passes time pleasantly with Sita. Sita gets pregnant. Rumours about Sita's purity spreads among the populace of Ayodhya. Ram banishes Sita to the forest due to the rumors. A dejected Sita beseeches her mother Goddess Bhumi to give her advice and aid her in her time of need. A furious Bhumi decides to destroy Ayodhya and the clan of Raghu as punishment for Sita's undeserving plight. Sita requests her mother to not destroy them and promises her that the day she has completely fulfilled all her duties, she would seek refuge from her and return to her. Later, Sage Valmiki provides shelter to Sita in his hermitage where she gives birth to twin boys Luva and Kusha. Sita raises them as a single mother but incognito under the name of Vandevi. After 12 years, Ram decides to perform the Ashwamedha Yagna and the twins catch the horse of the Yagna after which a terrible battle ensues. After defeating Lakshman, Bharata and Shatrughna as well as Hanuman, the twins are about to battle with their father but Sita stops them and requests Ram to forgive them. She then reveals to the twins that Rama is their father and they realise that their mother is the very Sita herself who they fought for, so as to give her justice.

Ram decides to bring Sita back and asks the people of Ayodhya if he could do so. He proceeds with the entire family to bring Sita back and there Luva and Kusha are united with Ram. Sita refuses to return to Ayodhya as it was that society who doubted her character and she cannot return to it as it would be wrong on her part and betray all those other women who have suffered the same plight as her. As a final testament to her purity,Sita returns to her celestial abode by going back to her mother Bhumi after confronting Ram. Ram is very heartbroken at this and returns to Ayodhya. He then promotes woman rights on Sita's behalf. After some years Ram crowns Luva and Kusha as Kings of Ayodhya and along with his brothers - Bharat and Shatrughan drown themselves in the Sarayu.

At the bottom of the lake, Ram turns to Vishnu. Shatrughan transforms to the Sudarshan Chakra and Bharat to the conch shell of Vishnu's.

They go back to Vishnu and Vishnu sees Lakshmi coming towards him, telling him that he took a long time to join her and then says that they should return to their abode.

Meanwhile, Hanuman says to the populace of Ayodhya that Ram and Sita live forever in them all and he tears open his chest to show Ram and Sita in his heart.

Cast

Special episodes

It shows Birthday of Rama after 8 years leap. From this episode Ashish Sharma plays the role of adult Rama, before this role of teenage Rama was played by Vedant Sawant.

It shows the Swayamvar of Sita organised by her father Janak. Sita will marry with the man who could string the Shiv Dhanush by lifting it as easily as she did. Rama, on the day of Swayamvar, lifted the bow effortlessly and won Sita’s hand in marriage.[15]

  • Vivah Utsav - aired from 3 February to 13 February 2016

Vivah Utsav of Rama and Sita Starts with Haldi Ceremony. On occasion of Deep Milan Utasv King Dasharatha fixed the marriage of his other Children with the other daughters of Janak and Kushadhwaja. Bharata weds with Mandavi, Lakshmana weds with Urmila and Shatrughan weds with Shrutakirti. This Vivah Utsav ends with the Vidai Ceremony.

Dubbed Versions

  • Ramleela - Divya Gatha Siya Aur Ram Ki on Star Utsav
  • Seedhayin Raman in Tamil, broadcast on Star Vijay. January 4, 2016 - February 24, 2017

Currently Reruns on Vijay Super

  • Sita in Bengali, broadcast on Star Jalsha
  • Janaki Ramudu in Telugu, broadcast on MAA TV. January 11, 2016 - February 13, 2017
  • Seethayanam in Malayalam, broadcast on Asianet.
  • Sida Ram (Thai: สีดา ราม ศึกรักมหาลงกา) in Thai, broadcast on Channel 8. from January 23, 2017 - 3 August 2017

Currently Reruns on Channel 8 on Saturday - Sunday

Awards

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2016 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Beta Ashish Sharma Won
Favourite Naya Sadasya - Female Madirakshi Mundle Nominated
Favourite Jodi Ashish Sharma/Madirakshi Mundle
Favourite International Jodi
Favourite Digital Sadasya - Male Ashish Sharma
Favourite Beti Madirakshi Mundle
Favourite Patni
Favourite Pati Ashish Sharma
Favourite Nayi Soch Kirdaar Madirakshi Mundle
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Historical / Mythological Serial Nikhil Sinha Won
Best Actor Ashish Sharma Nominated
Best Costumes Nikhat Neerusha Won

References

  1. ^ Mehta, Ankita (2 November 2015). "Ashish Sharma to romance newcomer Madirakshi in his comeback TV show 'Siya Ke Ram'". International Business Times. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
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  4. ^ SAHADEVAN, SONUP (3 March 2016). "Wrestler Danish Akhtar Saifi to play Hanuman in Siya Ke Ram". The Indian Express. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
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  8. ^ Razzaq, Sameena (10 January 2016). "Rohit Bakshi to play Shiva in Siya Ke Ram". The Asian Age. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Ganga will be Ganga again". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  10. ^ Mehta, Ankita (7 March 2016). "Sara Khan of Total Siyapaa actress will play Surpanakha in the mythological show Siya Ke Ram". International Business Times. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Bhagyashree Mote will replace Sara Arfeen Khan as Surpanakha". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 Apr 2016. 
  12. ^ SAHADEVAN, SONUP (23 February 2016). "Sailesh Gulabani to play Vibhishan in Siya Ke Ram". The Indian Express. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "Richa Sony roped in for Siya Ke Ram". The Hans India. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  14. ^ Razzaq, Sameena (12 March 2016). "A match made in heaven". The Asian age. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "Siya Ke Ram’s Dhanush Yatra wins hearts everywhere". Hindustan Times. 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 

External links

  • Official website
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