Rambhakts to memebhakts: Millenial version of 90s Ramayan nostalgia

The re-run of Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan on DD National, which was telecasted on popular demand of its fans, broke all the viewership records of the channel

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Since many people across the world are sleeping like sloths and eating all day long, they feel Kumbhakaran is one of them. Photo: Twitter screengrab

The comeback of 90s television classics Ramayan and Mahabharat took many people down the memory lane but also became a massive hit among the millennials by serving them with perfect meme material.

The re-run of Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan on DD National, which was telecasted on popular demand of its fans, broke all the viewership records of the channel and made it the most viewed one in the past month. While the show is breaking records and making people nostalgic, the meme pages have been flooded with the content too.

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Earlier, chanting Ramraksha was a way of admirating the show, however, these days memes are the new praise. These memes are not just fun but they gave a millennial perspective to Ramayan like never before.

As they say, you find a new perspective from it every time you watch it! Yes, the millennials, too found it but in a quirkier way.

From making Kumbhakaran one of the most relatable characters among all, especially during the quarantine, to turning Laxman into their cool brother, these memes have found their place in today’s tech-savvy world.

Since many people across the world are sleeping like sloths and eating all day long, they feel Kumbhakaran is one of them.

Millennials love Laxman for his personality and memes show that Shurpanakha wasn’t wrong in falling for him.

Raavan is a smart man and gained the attraction of the memers for his interesting dialogues while Bibhishan, his brother, seemed to have two different images among this generation. Some thought he did the right thing while some have said that he’s a traitor. The dilemma can be seen even in the memes.

The memes too progressed as the episodes of Ramayan moved ahead in the lockdown period.

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Interestingly, Hanuman, Laxman, Bibhishan, and Raavan were the most popular subjects of these memes and Lord Ram was comparatively less popular in the meme world.

As the re-telecast concluded last week, the millennials expressed their sadness again with the memes. This lockdown in a way has created a new nostalgia, filled up with memes as much as the stories of Ramayan in our childhood.

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