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Sampoorna Ramayana (1961)

| Drama, Adventure, Action
This is the story of Lord Ram and his years spent in exile with his wife and brother, and also chronicles the end of the demon king Ravan and his family.

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Mahipal ...
Ram
Anita Guha ...
Sulochana Latkar ...
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Manthara
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Suparnakha
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Krishna Kumari
Raj Kumar
Anand Kumar
Uma Dutt
Badri Prasad
B.M. Vyas
Pal Sharma
Sushil Kumar
Shree Bhagwan ...
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In Ayodhya there are festivities all over as the day has arrived when Raja Dashrath will be crowning his eldest son, Bhagwan Shri Ram, as the future King. But there is sorrow and anger in one part - that being with Rani Kaykayee - one of three wives of Raja Dashrath, who wants her son, Bharat, to be crowned King. Her laments and complaints make Dashrath give way, and she also makes him promise to banish Ramji from 14 years. Ramji accepts his step-mothers conditions, and sets out of Ayodha, with his wife, Seeta, and younger brother, Lakshman. Watch how the beginning of this journey is fated to bring the end of the tyrannical Raja Ravan, and his rule on Lanka. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The text following the English language "A Golden Chapter from the Glorious Heritage of India" (at the end of the credits before the movie begins) translates as : "With great faith and humbleness, we present "Sampurna Ramayan" at your service, but with this plea ! That the greatness of Lord Ram is impossible to convey in many movies let alone one ! We begin the film with the marriage of Sita..." See more »

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More Ram Kab Aaogye
Lyrics by Bharat Vyas
Music by Vasant Desai
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
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Enchanting
4 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this film and I was absolutely enchanted. I should mention that I am not an Indian, not have I watched very many Indian films. Sampoorna Ramayana is technically simplistic and sometimes naïve (from the 2009 Hollywood point of view), but a visual delight and an inspired introduction into this chapter of Indian mythology. The musical episodes are excellent, and some are simply unforgettable (e. g. the story of god Kama – the dancing is mesmerizing - or Ram's song for Seeta or Surpankha's song or the song by the two Seeta's sons). Several episodes had an enormous element of surprise and awe for me (not to give too much away I would mention Hanuman's interrogation and Ravan's monologue among others). Speaking of actors I'd like to stress their striking looks which were quite fitting for a magical story of divine adventures. To sum it up – the film should not be judged by the modern standards but rather it should be evaluated from the point of view of its own artistic universe. Sampoorna Ramayana is ambitious and beautiful (if too long at the beginning) and a must for anyone interested in India.


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