Director Priyadarshan to unveil Ayodhya Ram Temple’s history in 5-episode docu-drama

Priyadarshan with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Photo: AJ Communications

Following the historic Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony on January 22, acclaimed South and Hindi film director Priyadarshan has completed a monumental endeavor to document the rich history of the Ram temple in Ayodhya through a docu-series. It will be shown across five episodes.

Invited by the custodians of the temple, Priyadarshan eagerly accepted the opportunity to helm this significant project. “I found the script very interesting. It will showcase the history of the last 500 years and the poignant struggle for the return of Lord Ram to his sacred birthplace,” shared the director, emphasizing the depth and significance of the narrative.

Partnering with Doordarshan as the broadcast platform, Priyadarshan delved into the production, dedicating 60 days to meticulously capture the essence of the temple’s journey. The documentary includes insightful interviews, notably featuring Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, offering diverse perspectives on the temple’s historical significance.

Reflecting on the challenges encountered during production, Priyadarshan remarked, “It was more daunting than filmmaking. We navigated sensitive subjects with care while faithfully presenting the historical narrative. This was indeed the greatest challenge.”

In addition to interviews, Priyadarshan incorporated dramatic recreations to enrich the storytelling experience. “Finding suitable actors to portray figures like Jawaharlal Nehru and Collector K.K. Nair was particularly challenging,” admitted Priyadarshan, underscoring the meticulous attention to detail in portraying key historical figures.

This docu-series promises offers an immersive journey through the intricate tapestry of the Ram temple’s 500-year history, capturing the essence of faith, resilience and the enduring quest for spiritual fulfillment.



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