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Broadway-style Sampurn Ramayana to bring the mythological epic to life

Aryan Heritage Foundation is all set to kickstart the fifth edition of the show to celebrate Lord Rama's life in the Capital from Oct 2-7.

It is that time of the year when the fragrance of flowering trees fills the air, heralding the arrival of autumn, and also festivals. Soaking in the festive spirit, Aryan Heritage Foundation is all set to stage Sampurn Ramayana from October 2-7, 2019, at Netaji Subhash Place in Pitampura, New Delhi. 

The three-hour long composition curated and presented in an innovative Broadway theatrical style will convey the teachings and moral values embedded in the mythological epic for the young generation of India, especially our children. 
In its fifth year, Sampurn Ramayana is all set to sweep the audiences off their feet with its inimitable way of depicting the life events of Lord Rama since his birth.

Stills from Sampurn Ramayana (top, centre, and bottom); Photos courtesy Aryan Heritage Foundation.

The theatrical has been embellished with Massive Multi Layer LED Screens to give depth to the scenes and a 3-D effect to all visuals. The costumes will also play an integral part of this Broadway-style show.  The heart of Sampurn Ramayana, however, lies in its 16 soul-touching Original Sound Tracks (OSTs). These form the framework of this theatrical, and the fusion of Indian and Western music makes it contemporary and ethereal. Music also works as a vehicle to portray not just the events of the epic but also the various points of view of the characters and their reasoning behind every action. Scenes are enacted over a big stage of 180 feet, and further divided into six sub stages only to ensure an uninterrupted movie-like experience.

The music has been composed by Chandra Kamal, son of legendary Raj Kamal who was the music director of BR Chopra’s Mahabharata, and Bharat Kamal, with playback singing by Udit Narayan and Kailash Kher. The spectacular show with voiceover by Mukesh Khanna has been brought to life by more than 120 professional actors and dancers from the National School of Drama, who have been directed by Shashidharan Nair and choreographed by Papiha Desai.

 

 

Talking about the audience response, Rajender Mittal, creator of Sampurn Ramayana and president of Aryan Heritage Foundation, says, “We knew we were on to something great when we started out, but the response we got from the audience has far exceeded our expectations. People from all age groups throng the show in hordes, and it is their love that encourages us to improvise further, year on year. So come witness the magic of mythology this Navratras, and don’t forget to take your children along.”  

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