Filmmaker Prasanth Varma on Monday unveiled the teaser of his upcoming film HanuMan. It’s one of the most ambitious movies of the director yet, considering he’s known for making medium-budget movies in popular genres such as science-fiction, detective and the zombie apocalypse. His latest film is an attempt to build a cinematic universe about superheroes inspired by powerful characters from Indian mythology.
In the film, Teja Sajja stars as the protagonist who gets the powers of Lord Hanuman through a celestial gem. Set in the present day, the teaser then shows him bashing up the villains and ends with a shot that shows a glimpse of the titular deity himself. Actors Amritha Iyer, Vinay Rai, and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar also appear in the teaser.
“Even if you see my previous film, you can find some mythological references. For the first time, we are doing a full-fledged movie on the mythological character Hanuman. This is the first of many to come. We are creating Prasanth Varma Cinematic Universe with lots of characters. We have already announced a film called Adhira. I am also planning a female-centric superhero movie. All these films will be inspired by our mythologies but they will be set in the modern day, said Prasanth.”
“There will be a lot of expectations around such films. People say that I’m infamous for making better teasers and trailers than actual films. But, for the first time, I believe that I have made a better film than my teaser and trailer. The director also called HanuMan “not just a Telugu film but an international film. (It’s) not just a pan-India but a pan-world film.”
The film, produced by Niranjan Reddy under PrimeShow Entertainment banner, will be released across India in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi.