Ramyug Web Series Review
Last year we saw how Ramananda Sagar’s Ramayana ran once again. The event took place in the 80s. Even the new generation was impressed by the acting and emotional singing of the series. Kunal Kohli's Ramayuga is more modern and technically advanced in Valmiki's Ramayana. The audience is very smart and will not accept everything that eats them. Even if it's a remake, they want it to be original or similar, which rarely happens. He is coming to MX Player in an eight-part web series.
Before releasing the magnum opus, the producers created hype by releasing the song “Jai Hanuman” with the voice of Amitabh Bachchan, with Ustad Zakir Hussain on the tabla.
What is it about
Rama Yuga is based on a legend written by Valmiki that Lord Rama tortured Ravana and freed his captured wife Sita. This is an ingenious story of how Lord Rama showed us the path of Dharma The series is technically advanced and looks gorgeous. Considering that the old Ramayana is still a favorite, the creators have work to do. With so much money to spend on visual effects from such a massive web series, you would at least expect it to be beautiful. But, what you get instead is a lot of green screen work, which doesn't mix with human drama. Action sequences also look clumsy. The storytelling of Ramayuga is disappointing as it begins in a linear manner. Lord Rama, Sita, and Laxman are in the forest but it takes time till the third to understand the ‘how’ and ‘why’ behind them. In one scene, when we first meet Ravana, we see his ten heads moving and talking to him. Instead of adding the effect of this scene and the personality of this important persona, the identity of Ravana seems ridiculous.
The series features technical issues. The Ram Yuga looks beautiful courtesy in the local of Mauritius. Whether it is walking in the forest (Panchavati), sea, or boat ride, every window looks beautiful. The view of the Ram Highway makes the order of the Ram Setu building look magnificent. Rahul Sharma's music is another high point of the series. The background virtues, songs, and hymns contain devotion and spirituality that embraces the essence of Ramayana. VFX Illusion Reality Studio has done this for the show and they have done a great job. Priyanka Raina's production design is also very beautiful. Speaking of performance, Diganth Manchale is honest and has a loving quality about them. Tisca Chopra is shining in her Kaike mini school role. Vivan Bhathe is the screen presence of Hanuman. The styling is also good.
Ram Yuga is a well-made series but it is a bit lacking in writing, editing and screenplay. The climax is very modern (we don't give a damn). But looking at the quality of the product and the VFX we think the young crowd will love them In my opinion, if you’re in the mood for some old-fashioned argument or want your kids to indulge in mythology, choose between the 1986 Ramayana and Sia K Ram (2013). In the remaining five episodes the optimistic Ramayuga comes on track.