HanuMan centres on Hanumanthu, who finds himself linked to Lord Hanuman through the discovery of an ancient power source in the fictional town of Anjanadri.
Posters of HanuMan and Adipurush | Photo: Instagram
Teja Sajja’s superhero film HanuMan is receiving a tonne of appreciation from viewers nationwide for both its performances and its visual impact. The movie exceeded film enthusiasts’ expectations, hitting the big screen with Sankranthi releases such as Mahesh Babu’s Guntur Kaaram and Venkatesh Daggubati’s Saindhav.
In just two days after its theatrical release, it has brought in over Rs 23 crore. On its opening day, the film garnered ₹5.89 crore and ₹2.1 crore from the Telugu and Hindi versions, respectively. In the US, it has also collected over $1.3 million.
HanuMan, which is directed by Awe!-fame Prasanth Varma, centres on Hanumanthu, who finds himself linked to Lord Hanuman through the discovery of an ancient power source in the fictional town of Anjanadri.
Comparison with Prabhas' Adipurush
On Twitter, users are making comparisons between the movie and Prabhas' Adipurush. While many are criticising Om Raut, the director of Adipurush, for squandering "the potential of cinema," others are praising HanuMan for introducing superior visual effects in spite of lacking the Prabhas starrer's budget.
“What a quality and authentic product you have made with that limited budget,” a social media user posted.
A few others expressed their enthusiasm for Telugu's first superhero film. One person wrote, "Our culture and our superhero are better than the whole Marvel movie."
Another uploaded a video of moviegoers praising and cheering the movie as it plays in theatres. A lot of people have also posted a few spine-tingling moments from the film on Twitter.
Prasanth Varma’s fourth directorial
The 2-hour, 38-minute movie is also running in theatres in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada languages, apart from Telugu. The supporting cast of HanuMan includes Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Amritha Aiyer, Vinay Rai, Samuthirakani, Vennala Kishore, and Raj Deepak Shetty.
The soundtracks for this movie have been composed by Anudeep Dev, GowraHari, and Krishna Saurabh. K Niranjan Reddy has bankrolled this film under the Primeshow Entertainment banner. Sakthi Film Factory, RKD Studios, AA Films, and Mythri Movie Makers are distributing HanuMan in theatres. After its theatrical release, the movie will reportedly be available on Zee5.