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Kaikeyi and Mathara create a debate on Twitter during the re-telecast of Ramayan serial

Ramayan TV serial gets a re-telecast on DD channel and it erupts in a lot of discussion from the netizens
by Anoop Sai Bandi | April 03, 2020 10:41 IST
Kaikeyi and Mathara create a debate on Twitter during the re-telecast of Ramayan serial

It is already known that iconic show of the 80s, Ramayan is getting re-telecasted on Doordarshan now. People are reliving the epic on their TV sets during this period of lockdown. But the show is also managing to create a heated debate on social media. Yesterday, the Twitterati shared a debate on how show-runners treated their women characters. The discussion was mainly on Queen Kaikeyi and her maid Manthara.

 
A few sets of users called out that the makers have not written the female characters in a strong way. On the flip side, there are also a few set of users who claimed that the show-runners dealt with women-empowerment in a big way. A Twitter user wrote, "We were so progressive even 7000 yrs back, it's amazing. Sita was very intelligent & warrior woman. Kaikeyi wasn't only a warrior, she was Saarthi of King Dashrath in Devasur sangram, which was not at all an easy task. True women empowerment. #Ramayan." Another user praised Kaikeyi's character and tweeted, "Seeing Ramayan today, I am reminded of first female drivers were from India. Kaikeyi and Satyabhama."
 
On the flip side, a user criticized the character by tweeting, "Kaikeyi was a class A b**ch, wasn't she? Asking for her son to be crowned king was alright, but sending Ram to exile was evil at a whole new level. Don't bash me, I won't take it back!"
 
Another user wrote, "Kaikeyi was the most unfortunate character in the entire epic. The poor lady loved Ram more than her own son, went to battle for her King, was also probably the most intelligent of the Queens & yet, in 1 moment of clouded thinking, she ruined it for everyone. What a beautiful lesson!"
 
On the whole, Ramayan and Mahabharat are igniting such interesting debates on social media now, which didn't happen in those days.
 
Also Read: Arun Govil watches the Ramayan with his family


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