Hanuman (2005 film)
|Directed by||V. G. Samant|
|Produced by||Percept Picture Company, Sahara One Motion Pictures|
Milind Ukey - Sulekha Bajpai - Shanthanu Rode (Hindi dialogues),|
Rajiv Gopalakrishnan - Neerav Ghosh (English dialogues)
|Music by||Tapas Relia|
|Edited by||Huzefa Lokhandwala|
Percept Picture Company
|Distributed by||Sahara One Motion Pictures|
Hanuman (Hindi: हनुमान) is a 2005 animated feature film directed by VG Samant and produced by Percept Pictures and Silvertoons. The animated film dramatizes the life of its title character, Hanuman, a Hindu God. The animation was created by Kakarakaya Pulsu. It is India's first major commercial family animated feature (there were several earlier ones made by Pentamedia Graphics). Its box office was Rs. 8.18 crores and was declared a blockbuster hit.
This animated movie depicts Hanuman's life from birth. The narrator is actor Mukesh Khanna. The movie relays how Hanuman was born to Anjani (a female Apsara) and Kesari, by the blessings of Vayu-Dev, the Wind God. Hanuman, who is the 11th rudra avatar of Shiva was blessed with supreme intelligence, strength and divine powers. As a baby, Hanuman was quite naughty and used his powers to pester the saints living in the nearby forest. Once when he was hungry, he leapt to catch the sun thinking it was a fruit.
On the insistence of Vayu, Indra and the other Gods came together to bless Hanuman with immortal life. Hanuman's blessings include: no fear/harm from the Brahmastra, no harm could befall him from weapons, fire or water. He could overcome death and he could transform his body to take the smallest form or attain the biggest form of life. Blessed with divine powers Hanuman grew up to be powerful. He helped Lord Ram and Laxman in their search for Sita. Hanuman burned the golden city Lanka and with his super powers helped Lord Ram and Laxman defeat Ravana and secure the release of Sita. Seeing his devotion and love towards him, Lord Ram blessed Hanuman with the boon of immortality.
- Mukesh Khanna as Hanuman
- Viraj Adhav as Ram
- Mona Shetty as Seeta
- Manoj Pandey as Meghnath
- Rajesh Jolly as Ravan
- Sanket Jaiswal as Angad
- Shahnawaj Pradhan as Sugreev