Hanuman (2005) depicts the life from birth of Lord Hanuman, and relays how he was born to Anjani (a female Apsara) and Kesari, by the blessings of Vayu-Dev, the Wind God.
Hanuman, who is the 11th rudra incarnation 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 and 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 Lord Ram, he blesses Hanuman with the boon of immortality.
2 YEAR TO CREATE
250 CELL ANIMATED ARTISTS
20,000 HAND DRAWN IMAGES
This film was created by Silvertoons, and was also India's first 2D full length feature animated film. "Hanuman" is a masterpiece that involved several hours of artistry and skill.
It's a 90 minute world, featuring over 40 characters, with close to 20 colors used for each character and over 20,000 images during the animation process.
The film was created by 250 cell animated artists during the course of two years. The epic was led by master animator Vasant Gajanand Samant, Silvertoons Animation Director.
Mr. V.G. Samant is a 3 time national award winner, and was one of the 2 artists from India personally trained under the iconic Walt Disney himself.