The Return of Hanuman
- a sequel to the surprise hit of 2005 animation movie
, which hit the theatres today, is eyeing the global market with the makers planning to launch it in the United States as well as the United Kingdom within two months.
The first movie, which was released with only 100 prints, had ushered in a new era of animated movies in Indian film industry with its phenomenal success at the box office.
The sequel is all set to conquer the global market with the makers planning to launch it in the US and UK in one or two months. They are also planning to dub the movie in foreign languages -- English, German, Italian and Spanish -- besides dubbing it in Tamil and Telugu.
"We are planning to release it a little later in overseas market, specially in the UK and the US, with their large Indian population. The movie will also be dubbed in English, German, Italian, Spanish and French because the potential of this character is universal and it has the capability of cutting across cultures," said Bhatia.
The Return of Hanuman
is set in modern day India and this time Hanuman has returned to the earth in a new avatar 'Maruti', who is a school boy with a mission to save the world from evil doers.
While it is too early to predict box-office response to the movie, director Anurag Kashyap is confident about its success.
The director, who is known for making dark, controversial and issue based cinema has tried his hand on a children animated movie for the first time.
"For me it was a great learning experience, I made so many mistakes while working on the movie but fortunately had the chance to correct them," Kashyap told PTI.
The movie has inspired the creative director and he is already thinking to direct another animation movie.
"Hanuman was a wonderful and enriching experience. I am planning to make another animation movie which will be entertaining for both children and adults," he said.
The makers of the movie have definitely found their success formula in the form of Hanuman and have planned to explore the global appeal of the character.
"We are already working on the third part of the movie which is
The Return of Ravana
. We are sure that
will be popular with the kids globally," General Manager (marketing) of Percept Picture Company, the producer of the film, Nadish Bhatia told PTI.
Hanuman being the original super hero of India, the movie promises an all out fun for the kids who loved the earlier movie.
It is full with the funny antics of a kid involving action, comedy and drama.
While the first movie had its root in the Indian mythology the second part represents the modern face of Hanuman with some references to the mythology. The movie has released with 400 hundred prints in India.