In Hindu mythology, Ramayan is the most popular story ever told. And when it comes to Ramayan, then its not just Ram, Laxman, Sita and Ravan. There is also one more important character in the story - HANUMAN.
Hanuman - who leaped for the sun thinking it to be a was a sweet fruit
Hanuman - who was blessed by the GODS with supernatural strength
Hanuman - who flew across mountains and leapt across the oceans
Hanuman - who is the mighty warrior, the destroyer of the wicked
Since the silent movies era, there have been number of flicks made on the Ramayan and its characters but never before has there been a full fledged animation movie around the story. A Percept Pictures Company in association with Silvertoons, 'Hanuman' is a Sahara One Motion Pictures presentation, which is a 100% animation movie, and is about to release this festive season.
The highlight of the movie is that it is India's first ever animated movie based on Hanuman's life and takes the viewer through Hanuman's birth till the great victory over Lanka. The movie talks about number of extraordinary feats that he displayed since his childhood through 100 minutes of world class animation. The movie boasts of 40 characters and 200,000 individual images that resulted in the movie Hanuman, which is directed by V.G.Samant and has Mukesh Khanna providing the voiceover for Hanuman.
The movie revolves around five principal characters of Ramayana - Ram, Sita, Laxman, Ravan and of course Hanuman. The movie traces Hanuman's life from his childhood when he was born to Anjani, a female Apsara and the Moneky King Kesari. When Anjani was expecting a child, Pavan Dev placed Lord Shiva's 'ansh' in her womb and hence he is also called 'Pavanputra'. He was blessed with supreme intelligence, strength and devine powers and was quite naughty as a baby [one look at the animated picture of a cute looking young Hanuman and you know for sure that this is a naughty kid!]
His pranks were not only reserved for the youngsters of his group but also the saints who lived in nearby forests. He in fact didn't even spare the sun and aimed to eat it as well thinking of it to be a fruit! No one really minded the fun games he played and he was blessed by the GODS with immortal life and divine powers due to which he became all powerful and mighty. But he never used these powers for anything bad and didn't harm anyone. Due to the powers bestowed upon him, he was safe from any weapons, fire and water. He became immortal and the best power he got was an ability to change his body size to the biggest and the smallest ever possible!
The biggest episode in his life began when he came in contact with Ram and Laxman who were searching for Sita. He was a great worshipper of Lord Ram and helped him find Sita, destroy Lanka and kill Ravana. He used his super powers to a great extent in this battle and won the friendship of Ram!
A spectacular affair, 'Hanuman' promises to be a coming of age animated movie in Bollywood with great fun, drama, action, vibrant colors, fast moving frames, great sound effects, songs, dances and everything else that should go along to make an animated movie a great experience for kids and adults alike.
A movie that should make for a good family outing, 'Hanuman' releases this Friday i.e. October 21st.