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Theatrical release poster
Directed byPrasanth Varma
Screenplay byScriptsville
Story byPrasanth Varma
Produced byK. Niranjan Reddy
CinematographyDasaradhi Sivendra
Edited bySai Babu Talari
Music by
Primeshow Entertainment
Distributed by
Release date
  • 12 January 2024 (2024-01-12)
Running time
158 minutes[1]
Budget₹40 crore[2]
Box office₹300 crores[3]

Hanu-Man (also marketed as HanuMan) is a 2024 Indian Telugu-language superhero movie written and directed by Prasanth Varma and produced by Primeshow Entertainment.[4] It stars Teja Sajja in the title role, alongside Amritha Aiyer, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Samuthirakani, Vinay Rai and Vennela Kishore.[5] The movie is set in the fictional village of Anjanadri and is the first installment of the Prasanth Varma Cinematic Universe (PVCU).[6][7] Set in a fictional place called Anjanadri, the movie follows the story of Hanumanthu, who gets the power of Lord Hanuman to save the people of Anjanadri, and faces off against Michael after coming in contact with a mysterious gem.

The movie was officially announced in May 2021. Principal photography commenced on 25 June 2021 in Hyderabad and was wrapped by mid-April 2023. The movie has music composed by GowraHari and Anudeep Dev; cinematography by Dasaradhi Sivendra; visual effects supervised by Venkat Kumar Jetty; and editing by Sai Babu Talari.

Hanu-Man was released on 12 January 2024, on the occasion of Sankranti to positive reviews from critics praising Prashanth Varma's direction, screenwriting, cast performances, visualisation of Lord Hanuman, background score, VFX, production design, and action sequences. The movie broke several box-office records for a Telugu movie. The movie has grossed over 300 crore (US$39 million),[3] emerging as the second highest-grossing Indian movie of 2024, highest-grossing Telugu movie of 2024 and the eighth highest-grossing Telugu movie worldwide.[8] A sequel is in development.

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  1. "Hanuman". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 11 January 2024. Retrieved 11 January 2024.
  2. "HanuMan director Prasanth Varma reveals film's actual budget, admits he is 'infamous for overshooting budgets' of all his films". The Indian Express. 25 January 2024. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. Retrieved 25 January 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "HanuMan worldwide box office collection day 25: Teja Sajja film crosses ₹300 cr mark". Hindustan Times. 6 February 2024. Retrieved 6 February 2024.
  4. "Hanuman: First look of Prasanth Varma's first-ever Telugu superhero film to release on this date – Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 October 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  5. Palisetty, Ramya (18 September 2021). "Teja Sajja to star in Prasanth Varma's superhero film Hanuman. First look out". India Today. Archived from the original on 19 September 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  6. Arikatla, Venkat (16 September 2021). "Pic Talk: Hanuman Teja Dives Into The World Of Anjanadri". Great Andhra. Archived from the original on 6 October 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  7. "Prasanth Varma to reveal a new cinematic universe on his birthday". The Times of India. 28 May 2021. Archived from the original on 25 September 2022. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  8. "HanuMan director Prasanth Varma says he 'wasted a lot of time' waiting for stars like Ram Charan, Allu Arjun and Jr NTR: 'Even if Tom Cruise comes to me…'". The Indian Express. 27 January 2024. Archived from the original on 27 January 2024. Retrieved 27 January 2024.
  9. "First look of Hanu-Man out". Cinema Express. Archived from the original on 6 October 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  10. "Vinay Rai introduced as Michael from Teja Sajja starrer Hanu Man by Rana Daggubati – Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 June 2022. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  11. "HanuMan review: Teja Sajja's superhero film kicks off Prasanth Varma's cinematic universe". Hindustan Times. 12 January 2024. Archived from the original on 15 January 2024. Retrieved 15 January 2024.
  12. "5 reasons to watch Prasanth Varma and Teja Sajja's superhero film HanuMan". Hindustan Times. 13 January 2024. Archived from the original on 14 January 2024. Retrieved 21 January 2024.

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