Cast: Jagapati Babu, Venu, Arjun, Laya, Sneha, Vijaya
Lakshmi, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Brahamanandam, Rallapalli, M.S.
Narayana and Kovai Sarala
Story: Rafi Meckardin
Dialogues: Thotapalli Madhu
Camera: Ram Prasad
Fights: Kanal Kannan
Art: M Kumar
Co-directors: Seetha Ramaraju and M.N.R
Music: Suresh Peters
Screenplay - Direction: M Raja
Producer: MV Lakshmi
Presented by: Editor Mohan
Release Date: 21st December 2001
'Editor' Mohan has an uncanny knack of making blockbusters
out of modestly budgeted movies. His strong point a well-knit
screenplay. Thus he makes his remakes look like authentic,
native versions. His latest venture under his M.L. Movie Arts
banner, 'Hanuman Junction' is a remake of the Malayalam hit,
"Tenkasi Pattananm". Arjun-Sneha, Jagapati Babu-Laya,
and Venu-Vijayalakshmi are the lead pairs in this entertainer,
a mixture of rugged action and feel good romance.
and Jagapathi Babu form an entertainment troupe. As orphans,
they have seen only the rough side of life. They go to Hanuman
Junction in search of a livelihood. Accustomed to a riff-raff,
life style, they follow it here also, and eliminate certain
rowdy elements in the area. They start behaving like dadas.
Laya, a singer in their troupe, gets fed up and refuses to
sing for them. They forcibly bring her back into their fold
and this song comes in the wake of this incident.
Sneha, also hailing from the same village, brings about a
change in the two ruffians with the help of Venu. Vijayalakshmi
plays the third heroine. All the artistes, including the comedians,
have well-balanced roles to perform. In one word, the film
conveys the message that "The victor speaks and the vanquished
Rangampeta, we have constructed an eight-ft. statue of Lord
Hanuman in this junction, and gifted it to the village after
the shooting. The script is an asset for the movie. Credit
also goes to a dedicated team of young artistes and technicians.
My son is making his debut as a director," says Mohan
with a smile. A diploma holder from the Chennai Film Institute.
M. Raja feels that directing three heroes in one film has
given him the experience of making three movies. "They
are very cooperative and helpful."
Talking about their characters in the film, he says, "When
they meet a sophisticated Venu, Jagapathi Babu and Arjun rediscover
themselves. Jayaprakash Reddy plays the villain and Parchuri
Venakateswara Rao is cast as the village head. The film deals
with the saga of friendship and whether it can withstand the
test of time. The songs are situational. I am happy to make
my debut with such a script."
"The film is due for release in November", says
Editor Mohan. Brahamanandam, Rallapalli, M.S. Narayana and
Kovai Sarala are in the cast. Story is by Rafi Meckardin,
dialogue by Thotapalli Madhu, camera by Ram Prasad, fights
by Kanal Kannan and art by M.Kumar. The co-directors are Seetha
Ramaraju and M.N.R. Screenplay and direction are by M. Raja.
The producer is M.V. Lakshmi and presenter 'Editor' Mohan.