Cultural Center of the Philippines
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
November 30, 2012
Rama Hari inspired the staging of the epic adventure and love story Rama at Sita by ML Entertainment in 1999.
Rama Hari is not Filipino in its roots: it is based on the Indian epic Ramayana, a story of courage, magic and humor. Ramayana consists of 18 books and 24,000 verses divided into 500 songs.
The story revolves around Rama, the avatar — an incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu — and his wife Sita. They are banished from their kingdom for 14 years, plotted by the mother of one of Rama’s 4 brothers to keep him from becoming the next king.