Buddha TV serial a Hit!
Posted in the Buddhism Forum
#1 Oct 3, 2013
Zee TV's 'Buddha' gets over a million eyes
41 mins ago from tellychakkar.com
Enticing the audiences with a refreshing concept, the new TV show Buddha on ZEE TV has brought the legend of Prince Siddhartha, straight from history books to life. And people are loving it! Saturated with the never-ending tales of saas-bahu sagas, the audience has embraced the show based on the life of the legend which inspired and led King Asoka on the road to peace.
Only three episodes old, the public has clearly greeted the show which has a TVT (Television viewership in thousands) of 1450 (round about 1.5 million). The Twitter & Facebook pages are filled with praises about the show, the costumes and how viewers look forward to watching the show on every Sunday. The fact that the show is in infant stage and has already got such a good feedback, shows the interest and curiosity factor among the viewers.
The show is an epic tale of the prince Siddhartha, who was born with a golden spoon, discovers the harsh realities of life and finds his way to enlightenment. Such was his glory that people across the world adopted his way of being. The show "Buddha" aims to retell the story of the one man who renounced a life of luxury searching for the answers to the sorrows of life.
#2 Nov 10, 2013
"Buddha: Kings of King" Really appreciable efforts taken by ZEE TV on a high note. I am not a ZEE TV viewer but this time it has indulged me to watch. Seems healthy efforts has been taken by the entire time to make it so beautiful and worth watch. Missing it on Sunday means a waste of complete week. It gives you much energy and realistic approach towards life. Big thing is without proper promotions and publicity this is running successfully.
#3 Nov 10, 2013
Unfortunately they are making up way too many things. Buddha did have a younger brother and sister through Pajapati, I don't know what happened to them.
Today he was shown going to a prostitutes house!!! I stopped watching. Siddhartha had 3 palaces, one for each season and he did not have to visit any prostitute -- he had several women picked only for him in his palace.
It is watching these women in the palace one night half naked and SNORING that turns him off from sexual joys and helps him make up his mind to become a hermit.
Snoring women can do that to you.
#4 Nov 12, 2013
I consider this a Hindu serial on Buddha completely biased towards Hinduism and would not recommend it to real Buddhists.
It has way too many inaccuracies and false stories on his life -- a Buddhist who is raised on Precepts would throw up after watching too many lies.
#5 Nov 2, 2016
This is totally fake story. We are true buddhist and have been learning buddhism since we were born. The serial is totally wrong from the story we learnt and which was history told. Prince Siddhartha was a human with full of merits. So he had not have any weakness or harm. This TV series is giving a bad impression to world and it shows same normal family life that we all are in. So it is fake story.
#6 Jan 9, 2017
It's amazing. You even sound alive reading your comment in the present moment even though you're dead.
The meat. You let it go to your head. I remember you while you were alive bursting into hysteria over the thought that I would suggest that you as a Buddhist couldn't indulge yourself in meat, that a good Buddhist shouldn't indulge in the lust of the flesh. of the meat and the grease and the taste that meant so much to you.
You even put it before your family.
Now. Now you are paying the price , suffering forever in Buddhas hell.
You want to contact me from the other side but you can't. you could control your meat cravings little lone cross over back into this life except with the few ridicules words you left .
You'll be damned awhile until you learned your lesson.
Say Hi to all the bad meat eating people there.
i know you wished you listened to me.
#7 Aug 8, 2017
As an Indo-Canadian, I find the Buddha serial to be the best I have ever seen. I normally don't watch Indian mythologicals - they are too full of magic and supernatural happenings, and we cannot really relate to them in real life.
However, the Buddha serial is a true "coming of age" story - one that we can all relate to. We can experience what Siddhartha went through, in his youth and childhood, discovering that everything he has been told is fake; his mother is not really his mother, he has lived inside the palace walls where there is no poverty, sickness or death but its a fake world. With this realization he embarks on his spiritual journey.
It is a great story and very well told- we can all share Siddhartha's pain and also, his journey towards salvation. If some elements are historically inaccurate, it doesn't really matter - the story captures the essence of Siddhartha and his spiritual journey.
I was very inspired and decided to question all the superstitions I grew up in. The only thing real is your own experiences, and the Buddha serial is a great way to start your own journey towards experiencing who you really are.,
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