12 December 2003 | ixtab9
Worth checking out for anyone who loves mythology!
This lengthy television adaptation of THE RAMAYANA is entertaining as long as the viewer has a working familiarity with Hindu mythology and is patient enough to enjoy the liesurely pace. I don't think it's likely to win over anyone who comes to the material cold or who comes to it expecting Spielberg-level special effects.
It's refreshing to see a visual realization of something other than Graeco-Roman mythology since, fascinating as that subject is, it's already gotten sizeable exposure in movies and on television. Rama and Sita come alive nicely in this production and unsurprisingly Hanuman manages to steal a few scenes. The style is faithful to the original epic so anyone who loves the story doesn't have to fear that it's been transformed into a slam-bang all-action blockbuster.