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Hanuman is a 2005 Indian animated feature film directed by V. G. Samant and produced by Percept Picture Company and Silvertoons. The animated film dramatizes the life of its title character, Hanuman, a Hindu God. The animation was created by Silvertoons. It is India's first full length fully animated feature film released theatrically (there were several earlier ones made by Pentamedia Graphics). The film collected Rs. 8.18 crores and was declared a hit at the box office.

Directed byV. G. Samant
Produced byPercept Picture Company
Sahara One Motion Pictures
Written byMilind Ukey - Sulekha Bajpai - Shanthanu Rode (Hindi dialogues),
Rajiv Gopalakrishnan - Neerav Ghosh (English dialogues)
StarringChiranjeevi in Telugu
Music byTapas Relia
Edited byHuzefa Lokhandwala
Percept Picture Company
Distributed bySahara One Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 21 October 2005 (2005-10-21)
Box office8.8 million (US$130,000)



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.

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A companion film, Hanuman Returns (later retitled Return of Hanuman), was released on 28 December 2007. The sequel project was helmed by director Anurag Kashyap.

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