Netizens fume over Telugu cinema bigwigs for not encouraging low-budget superhero film ‘Hanu-Man’

Social media discussions gained momentum, questioning why the industry couldn't focus on promoting smaller-budget films.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jan 16, 2024 | 12:56 PMUpdatedJan 16, 2024 | 12:56 PM

Teja Sajja in Hanu-Man

The superhero film Hanu-Man, starring Teja Sajja, entered the Sankranti fray as an underdog against big hero flicks. However, it finds itself entangled in controversies despite becoming a super hit across regions.

Film director Prasanth Varma and actor Teja Sajja expressed their disappointment on social media, highlighting how troublemakers are spreading negativity about their film through fake accounts on X.

They conveyed that righteousness will eventually prevail in the end. Varma wondered why such digital debris was forgotten to be thrown in the Bhogi fire.

It is to be noted that no film celebrity, except Megastar Chiranjeevi, stepped forward to give the film a pat on the back. On social media, netizens wondered why industry bigwigs have remained silent.

Social media discussions gained momentum, questioning why the industry couldn’t focus on promoting smaller-budget films like Hanu-Man.


The Telugu superhero film was produced by PrimeShow Entertainment and features Amritha Aiyer, Vinay Rai, Raj Deepak Shetty, Vennela Kishore, Satya and Getup Srinu in crucial roles.

By the end of the first weekend, Hanu-Man had collected ₹37.29 crore at the box office. Apart from breaking even, it also generated a profit of ₹8.79 crore.

An action, adventure, and fantasy drama, Hanu-Man is about the protagonist Hanumanthu, who gains powers from the Lord Hanuman and fights for Anjanadri.