Several live-action and animated adaptations of the Ramayana have been produced. Only Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana (1987) and Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992), directed by Yugo Sako, Ram Mohan, and Koichi Saski, have properly conveyed the actual importance of this Indian epic.
Misinterpretation leads to a ban on Ramayana theatrical distribution in India.
The picture was extensively distributed in the United States and Japan, where it was well received by both viewers and critics. It was not, however, made accessible in India. The press covered Yugo Sako’s documentary The Ramayana Relics, as well as his work on a new Ramayana, according to several media sources.
Shortly after, the Japanese Embassy in Delhi received a complaint letter from the Vishva Hindu Parishad, which said that outsiders could not film the Ramayana unfairly since it was India’s great cultural symbol.
The “Vishva Hindu Parishad” was unclear if they would accurately adapt the old epic or whether the animation format would influence the story’s ethics, therefore the film’s theatrical release in India was cancelled. After a few years, it was shown on Indian television, where it grabbed the Indian audience with an unbelievable experience, and the Indian audience recognised it as a wonderful piece of art.