If you want to be swept by a wave of nostalgia but with a more neat and precise animation, watch “The Legend of Hanuman” on Disney+Hotstar.
Directed by Jeevan J. Kang and Navin John and created by Sharad Devarajan, Jeevan J. Kang, and Charuvi Agarwal, “The Legend of Hanuman” is here to retell the tale of super-deity Hanuman.
The series of 2 seasons, with a season 3 on the way, is written by Sharad Devarajan, Sarwat Chaddha, Ashwin Pande, and Arshad Syed. The Legend of Hanuman is a Hotstar Special and also Hotstar’s first-ever original animated series. Aarvind Singh does cinematography.
So is the series any different or holds the same old components, making it an old-timer? Let’s find out.
About “The Legend of Hanuman”
The epitome of strength and power to so many, the series “The Legend of Hanuman” retells the story of Mighty God Hanuman and takes you back to the flashbacks from childhood. It might sound like any other animated movie, but let us tell you that it is certainly not.
The story in “The Legend of Hanuman” has covered the parts that haven’t been visualized in the other animated movies. So one who looks up to Hanuman for courage and is inspired by Him would surely want to dig deeper and see what happens. You can watch The Legend of Hanuman’s trailer here:
It can be said that one out of three people must’ve watched the different movies made so far about Hanuman, but will the idea of creating a series on the same work? To find out, read on.
Making of “The Legend of Hanuman”: Yay or Nay?
Now coming to the part that most of you are here for, is “
The Legend of Hanuman” a must-watch or another animated mythological series? Well, it stands out with many parts made excellently, and some didn’t.
So, without any further wait, let’s get into the parts from “The Legend of Hanuman” that worked and didn’t. From its making to cinematography with such enhanced animation, we will cover most of the series’ essential aspects, so let’s jump right in!
At first, anyone would think that the series is like any other made so far and not watch it. But many get fascinated just by the idea of mythology. And you don’t have to consider Hanuman your deity and be a devotee to watch this series, as there is much more to that than His attempt to eat the sun.
The Legend of Hanuman season 1” was released in January 2021. It portrayed the life of Hanuman and how an ordinary vaanar became the biggest devotee of Lord Ram. The audience loved the whole season, leading to season 2, and the story continued in a detailed and well-researched manner.
Both seasons consisted of 13 episodes, and the same is said for the third season, the release date of which has not been announced yet.
The Legend of Hanuman is created for kids and adults and serves the purpose of authenticity, details, and facts at different levels. Humanness is given to the characters’ animation, which makes the audience relate to them.
Sharad Devarajan has done a splendid job passing the knowledge to fellow creators with his experience of years in the comic business. The performance by voice actors Da Man (as Hanuman), Richard Joel (as Lakshman), Sanket Mhatre (as Ram), Vikrant Chaturvedi as (Sugreev), and Sharad Kelkar (the narrator) is superb, and their dialogues make viewers have a brilliant experience in watching the tale of Hanuman.
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What’s more is, in the making, there wasn’t just dubbing, but the actors acted the scenes themselves, making the characters outstandingly come to life.
Additionally, unlike other movies or series, where the negative characters like demons are made to look evil and scary, they are animated differently, making them somewhat funny.
The script does not follow the same storyline as the movies shown in the past and brings out fresh twists like Evil Hanuman and Surpanakha in a new avatar with a punch of interesting added dialogues.
However, a limited audience has appreciated the modern flavor added to the dialogues. Some even question whether the newly introduced twists ever happened.
Other characters like Ram, Laxman, Jatayu, and are portrayed as humanized, adding a bit of uniqueness to them compared to other animations we have seen so far. The show is said to be binge-worthy, with every episode lasting 26 minutes. Like other entertaining series, it makes you want to go on; long after finishing the episode; you say, “Okay, this is going to be my last one”. And what makes it stand out is its generalization of the genre, as it is not limited or restricted to a certain age or community to watch.
Since the existence of the characters is a debatable and controversial topic, we would like to leave it
to each of their own. Another questionable topic around the series is the disclaimer shown at the start of it, which says that creative liberties are taken.
Furthermore, it is up to the viewers whether they wish to watch the series as a fiction series or any other genre. There are some funny elements added as well, which can make the imagination of a child bloom while watching the series.
From the performances of voice actors to the superb animation, everything in “The Legend of Hanuman” series is just fine, and everything a child or your inner child would ask for.
You can stream the series for entertainment and let the nostalgia hit you as you recall different scenes. It has also made a big success in digital streaming on Hotstar. Hanuman is a legendary hero whose stories and legends inspire billions.
And if you are one of them, the series with three wholesome seasons is something you’d not want to miss out on.
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