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Hanuman Da' Damdaar....Kid stuff

Hanuman and Ganesh seem to be the most popular figures / gods for Indian animation filmmakers. Also, among them, the favourite theme is the two idols' childhood because that allows a maker to spin any convenient story around them.

Also, dealing with one character keeps budgets in control unlike making an animated Ramayana or Mahabharata.

For any such animated film, its claim to fame is which all renowned film actors lent their voice, to dub for the animated characters. Hanuman Da' Damdaar boasts of quite a celebrity list landing its voice to the animated characters.

The little Hanuman is back from one more dangerous adventure after which a curfew is imposed on him. He can’t leave home. But, you can’t keep Hanuman down for long, and off he is on another adventure. He is now the mighty Hanuman the myth about him has told us all along.

There was a lineup of such animation films a few years ago and the flooding did not help anybody’s cause. Hanuman Da’ Damdaar tries to be different in that it is some renowned film personalities giving voice to the animated characters. They include Salman Khan, Javed Akhtar, Raveena Tandon, Makarand Deshpande, Hussain Dalal and Kunal Kemmu.

The film also takes the contemporary language today’s youth use in its efforts to add humour.

The film boasts of good animation generally while music is also a help. Where it lacks is in content as it has nothing exciting to tell or add to match the persona of the legend, Hanuman, from earlier such attempts.

Producers: Ashutosh Shah, Taher Shabbir, Ruchi Narain.

Direction: Ruchi Narain.

Cast/Voice: Salman Khan, Javed Akhtar, Raveena Tandon, Makarand Deshpande, Hussain Dalal and Kunal Kemmu.

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