Krishna (Arjun) and Dasu (Jagapati Babu) are orphans and are
close friends since childhood. Their motto in life is to win
over the people and market by brute force methods. They start
KD & Co together and make a fortune. Dasu has a younger
sister Devi (Vijaya Lakshmi). Krishna too treats her as his
own sister. Three of them live together and own a fortune
earned at Hanuman Junction. Krishna has a childhood sweetheart
(Venu) joins KD & Co as a manager. He has a flashback.
He loves Devi back in college. But she expresses her helplessness
by telling that she marries the guy who is recommended by
her brothers. Sathru is on the mission to win over the brothers
to marry Devi. KD & Co organizes a cultural show in which
Sangeeta (Laya) participates as a singer. The foolishness
of KD & Co makes Sangeeta stay for four extra in Hanuman
Junction, which lands her in a soup. When Sangeeta attempts
suicide, Dasu and Krishna rescues her and brings her to their
Sathru and Devi decide to get a suitable girl each for Krishna
and Dasu so that they will give green signal to the marriage
of Sathru and Devi. From here onwards, the comedy or errors
start. The relationships among the pairs alter. If you want
to know how a serious mass film turn into a comedy flick with
Venu excelling as a comedy star, you got to watch Hanuman
Junction on the silver screen.
Jagapathi did a role of stupid, yet innocent, mass guy and
he excelled in that role. Arjun underplayed his character
to perfection in this film. Venu turned out to be a revelation
as a comedy actor through Hanuman Junction. Sneha is really
cute and homely-looking in her role. She is the perfect fit
for her character. Laya did her role with ease. New heroine
Vijaya Lakshmi is good looking and appears like a pure Telugu
product. LB Sriram provides comic relief. Brahmanandam, MS
Narayana and Kovai Sarala excel in their brief roles. Jaya
Prakash Reddy is pretty good as the villain.
Screenplay - Direction: The story and relationships in
this film are quite complex. But the whole credit should go
to the debutant director Raja to narrate story in such a way
that all the viewers understand the complex and randomly changing
relationships clearly. The film looks solid in most of the
scenes. The director could have taken proper care to trim
the unnecessary fight in the climax. This director knows the
mass pulse. He can also effectively handle situational comedy.
The lifeline of this film is dialogue department. Marudhuri
Raja has done excellent job in penning mass and comedy dialogues.
Comedy in this film is very good. Venu character is full of
comedy. Kovai Sarala has a brief role. She has a naughty dialogue
'Naa Boothe Naa Bavishyathu' (referring to 'Na Bhutho
Na Bhavishat). There is one particular cow scene in this
film in which LB Sriram and Venu gets dressed as cow and create
a laugh riot in theater by entering the house of Krishna &
Das. Much of the comedy in the film is situational humor.
Suresh Peters has provided music for this film. Two of songs
are good. But the background music of the film is inspired
- Production: The editing of the film is crisp except
for the climax. The production values are high. Each song
in the film has at least 40 artists on the screen all the
time. Editor Mohan is good at choosing suitable Malayalam
films and changing them to suit the nativity of Telugu films.
Hanuman Junction is a mass film with sufficient comedy stuffing.
You got to forget some logic while watching this film to extract
viewing pleasure. This film is from the makers of 'Kshemamga
velli Labhamga Randi' and it does not disappoint, if you have
no expectations. But the big question here is whether this
mass film clicks at box office where only the love stories
are ruling the roost.