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Return of Hanuman the Animation Film

The upcoming sequel of Hanuman animation film has been rechristened as Return of Hanuman. Earlier, it was titled Hanuman Returns. Return of Hanuman is one of the costliest animation movies based on Hindu mythology and there are already reports of a third part titled Return of Ravana.

The setting of Return of Hanuman is in the modern day and Lord Hanuman is born again. Named Maruti, the child Hanuman is different from other kids and there is no dearth of evil forces for him to bash up.

Here is a preview of the movie

Millions of years ago…the army of demons led by their general, Rahu-Ketu, are ready for the mother of all battles against the Gods. As the bugle is sounded, the two armies charge at each other and are locked in fierce combat. Rahu-Ketu creates havoc amidst the hapless armies of the Gods. Fortunately, to the rescue comes Lord Vishnu and throws the demons into space along with their Guru Shukracharya, whose body then takes the shape of planet Venus a.ka. Shukra-Graha. Shukracharya curses humankind with a most terrifying fate; “that mankind would be destroyed by a creature created by its own sins”.

Cut to the present. Hanuman wakes up and on a sudden impulse goes around the world. A child at heart, he sees kids enjoying themselves and expresses his wish to Brahma to make him a kid again.

Brahma agrees and Hanuman is born to a pundit and his wife, shiela.

Holding the cutest kid in the world, Hanuman’s earthly parents instantly realize that theirs is no ordinary child, but an avatar of Lord Hanuman and hence he is named Maruti.

Maruti is different from the other kids. He begins walking by the time he is one month old and talking by the time he is three months old. The one thing that troubles his parents the most is his insatiable appetite!

Maruti starts going to school and immediately makes friends, while setting the record straight of the bullies. Many wild and zany escapades follow, as Maruti cannot seem to keep away from trouble. Enroute, he manages to get the better of the bad guys who hatch a plan to capture him. They manage to capture him but they have not reckoned with Maruti’s friends around the world.

Maruti’s rescue sets off another chain of events, which finally snowballs towards fulfilling Shukracharya’s evil prophecy, made millions of years ago….

The fate of humankind now rests on the shoulders of young maruti…

The fate of the Return of Hanuman movie will be known on December 28, 2007.


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