According to the story, Lord Shiva took birth as a mortal to serve the purpose of ending Raavana’s rule over the world. The story stems from Ravan who exceeds all limits in the perpetration of atrocities and has unlimited pride in his invincibility due to a boon he has received from Shiv. Ravan is so arrogant that he attempts to rape Vedvati when she is praying to Vishnu to be her husband. Vedvati curses him and jumps into a burning pyre. Ravan scoffs and says no one can touch him, since he has sacrificed his ten heads to please the ten Rudra Avtaars of Shiv.
Shiv is furious and he watches all this from Kailash. Shiv tells the devtas who come to him seeking his help not to worry. Realizing that he had given a boon to a demon who had a hidden motive to use the invincibility granted to him for tormenting the good innocent mortals rishis and munis, Shiv decides to take an avtar and kill Ravan.
Lord Shiva’s sperm is transported by the wind god (Pawan dev) to the womb of Anjana. Hence Hanuman has many father including Kesari who is the husband of Mother Anjana, a mighty king who lives in Kshikinda Kingdom (present day Hampi). King Vali (the monkey king) is one of the subordinates of Lanka Pati Ravan and does his biding. Through him and other spies they try many times to kill Hanuman, even during this birth.
The show tells the story of Ramayan through the point of view of Hanuman, who is an avatar of Lord Shiva, to whom Ravan is a great devotee. Hanuman is actually the main action hero of the entire Ramayan series, since Lord Ram is very dependent on Hanuman to do his biding. Imagine the Ramayan without Hanuman!
Direction and Casting:
The show was conceived and developed by Prem Sagar and Shiv Sagar during their stint at Sagar Arts. They personally developed the script and took a personal interest in the casting. Raj Mange was casted on their instinct of him suiting the role, which he did. His antics as an actor made the show extremely popular. Nimay Bali as Ravan was another casting coup that worked in the favor of the show.
Year of telecast:The show released on the 6th of june in 2011 and ran succefully for years till 31st july 2015. It completed more than 1500 episodes.
Awards and Recognition:Master Raj Bhanushali bagged the Best Child Actor award at the recently concluded The Indian Telly Awards in 2012.
Audience Reaction:"Jai Jai Jai Bajarang Bali" has been in the news for being the top-rated show in spot ad charges on Sahara One. The prime time feature is all set to generate the highest revenues for the cable TV channel, after it decided to adopt the fixed spot strategy as of March 2012. In a bid to increase its advertising revenues by 30% within one year, Sahara One designated Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali as its flagship property and fixed ad rates during the show at an estimated Rs.7,500 for a 10-second spot. The show was the number 1 show on the channel since it was telecasted and increased the GRP (overall ratings) of the channel by over 300%.