Junglee Pictures to make a superhero film on a larger-than-life Hindu mythology character

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It seems the trend of making superhero movies doesn't seem going to end anytime soon. Ayan Mukherjee's three-part superhero series Brahmastra (starring Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Alia Bhatt) is currently under production while Hrithik Roshan's fourth instalment of Krrish franchise is also scheduled to go on floors next year and release on Christmas weekend 2020. Deepika Padukone has also reportedly signed the first Indian female superhero film which will be made in two parts in the whopping budget of 300 crores in the collaboration of three major studios.

Now, we have learnt one more massive superhero flick is in making. Junglee Pictures which has managed to strike a balance between commercial and realistic cinema and delivered some amazing critically as well as commercially successful movies like Dil Dhadakne Do, Talvar, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Raazi, is working on a big-budget superhero story that is rooted in Indian mythology. Tentatively titled HanuMan, this superhero flick is said to be a big live-action movie which will be made on a huge scale.

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The project, we heard, is a modern re-telling of Hanuman, the son of the wind God Pawan and a loyal devotee of Ram. The film revolves around a fun guy with mischievous powers, drawn from Hanuman’s energy, wisdom and devotion. "Hanuman is a larger-than-life mythology character. The makers are actually re-inventing the morals he stands for, without delving into ancient concepts. Having said that they won't be questioning the legend of Hanuman, they will present him reverentially," a source told us.

Punjabi filmmaker Anurag Singh who has made some hit movies like Jatt & Juliet series, Punjab 1984 and Super Singh and is currently working on Akshay Kumar's Kesari, will helm this magnum opus. "It will be made on a huge scale. The VFX team has already been locked and the pre-production will also begin in next few months. It will go on floors in mid-2019."

 

The source further added, "The team at Junglee Pictures has been developing this story with Anurag Singh for last two years. It all began with his one-line idea to bring in a superhero story that's rooted in Indian mythology. They have now completed the script and are currently in talks with actors for the leading role. They are hoping to announce the film as well as its cast within the next six months."

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