Hanuman Junction

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  • 2001
  • 2 hr 38 min
  • 6.7  (232)

Hanuman Junction is a 2001 Indian Telugu-language film that follows three separate storylines that eventually converge at the titular location. The movie stars Jagapathi Babu, Arjun Sarja, and Venu Thottempudi and is directed by M. Raja. The movie begins with Jagapathi Babu's character, Bose, a young man who is struggling to find employment. He is desperate to feed his family and decides to join a gang of robbers led by Arjun Sarja's character, Diwakar. The gang is notorious for their heists at the Hanuman Junction, a busy intersection in the town. As Bose becomes more involved with the gang, he finds himself caught between his loyalty to his boss and his conscience.

In the second storyline, Venu Thottempudi's character, Krishnamurthy, is a young man who dreams of becoming a police officer. He is in love with a girl from his neighborhood but faces opposition from her father who thinks he is not ambitious enough. Krishnamurthy's fortunes change when he meets a corrupt police officer who promises to help him in exchange for a bribe. Krishnamurthy soon realizes that he has made a deal with the devil.

The third storyline revolves around a famous doctor, played by Laya, who runs a hospital in Hanuman Junction. She is devoted to her work and is beloved by her patients. However, her life takes an unexpected turn when she is forced to come to terms with her own mortality.

As the movie progresses, the three storylines begin to intertwine. Bose's gang decides to target the hospital where Laya's character works, and Krishnamurthy tries to stop them. The resulting chaos leads to a dramatic climax that ties together all the loose ends.

The movie is well-paced and balances humor, drama, and action effectively. The performances are solid across the board, with Jagapathi Babu, Arjun Sarja, and Venu Thottempudi delivering standout performances. The movie also features a strong supporting cast, including Laya, Brahmanandam, and Kovai Sarala.

One of the highlights of the movie is the cinematography by V. Prathap. He captures the beauty of the Andhra Pradesh countryside and the grimy underbelly of the town effectively. The action sequences are well-choreographed, and the music by S.A. Rajkumar is a mix of traditional and contemporary melodies that enhance the mood of the movie.

The movie has its flaws, primarily in the pacing. The first half of the movie is slow-paced, and the different storylines take a while to converge. However, the second half more than makes up for it, with a fast-paced, action-packed sequence that keeps the audience at the edge of their seats.

Overall, Hanuman Junction is an entertaining movie that delivers on its promise of drama, action, and emotion. It is a must-watch for fans of Telugu cinema and a good introduction to the genre for those unfamiliar with it.

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    2 hr 38 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (232)