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HanuMan Twitter review - The contemporary retelling earns immense praise for VFX and comedy

HanuMan dropped in the theatres this Friday and managed to garner quite a buzz and box office collection. Many netizens have showered their love and gave inputs about the film on X, formerly Twitter.

HanuMan Twitter review - The contemporary retelling earns immense praise for VFX and comedy

Last Updated: 03.49 PM, Jan 13, 2024


HanuMan is Prasanth Verma’s mythopoeic adaptation based on the character of Lord Hanuman from Ramayan, Mahabharat, and the Puranas. The film, starring Teja Sajja, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Amritha Aiyer, and Vinay Rai, released theatrically across India, on January 12, 2024. The film held an exclusive premier on Thursday, January 11, and garnered a decently positive buzz.  

How have viewers received the film and what have they written about it on Twitter?

HanuMan has mostly received a positive response from critics and viewers, barring a few. The film was praised for its refreshing attempt of rediscovering the story of Lord Hanuman and making it relatable and soul-hitting.  

The elements of comedy, adventure, romance, and devotion, combined to create a highly engaging watch for a major section of society. The Indian pop culture and South Indian stars references, along with the humorous sequences, made many Twitter users laud the film. 

The quality of VFX on such a low budget, especially depictions of Lord Hanuman, inspired some to view HanuMan as a promising attempt of Marvel and DC films. 

But there were some Twitter users, who found the film’s plot too unoriginal, compared to the great message it was trying to convey. While some found the comedy too lowbrow and the storyline boring at times, others thought that some VFX sequences in the second half of the film did not maintain consistency with the first. 

What had director Prasanth Verma previously said about HanuMan?

Director Prasanth Verma had previously said at the film’s song launch of Avakaya Anjaneya that HanuMan will contain elements of action, fun, devotion, as well as a very interesting premise. The film was created to cater to a wide range of audiences, between 6 to 60.  


The film is his share of entertainment offering to the Gen Zs, in order to educate and intrigue their curiosity about ancient Indian history, myths, and culture. The movie also marks the first of six more planned superhero films in Prasanth Verma’s superhero universe. 

What is HanuMan about?

The film’s basic plot premise centers around the dialectic conflict between good and evil, greed and selflessness, simplicity and convolution, faith and science. The plot is interwoven around it. HanuMan follows the story of Hanumanthu, a happy-go-lucky, rustic resident of the fictional village of Anjanadri, and his battle with Michael, a tech wiz, urban dweller, who is hungry for power, especially superpowers.  

The film not only traces the journey of Hanumanthu, from developing strange powers to accepting responsibility for them, but also focuses on his blooming love story with Meenakshi, who is a doctor. Dating a superhero, especially a demigod, who is developing powers akin to those of Lord Hanuman, must bring its own set of danger, in the modern world.  

And it is no different for Meenakshi, who falls into trouble multiple times in the film. But neither Lord Hanuman lets his true devotees and the purehearted be exploited, nor Hanumanthu his loved ones. The film employs common tropes and stereotypes but manages to end up being a fun and educational watch, stirring intrigue in the heart of the new generation and emotion in the grownups.  

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