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[[caption-width:290:Guess which characters are the villains.]]

''TheReturnOfHanuman'' (previously ''HanumanReturns'' until a few days before its premiere) is a 2007 animated film produced by Percept Picture Company and directed by Anurag Kashyap. The movie is a {{Spinoff}} movie of ''{{Hanuman}}'', and like its predecessor, the movie is centered on the Hindu god Hanuman.

The story begins as Hanuman watches some children playing at school. Feeling bored of staying in Swarglok for years and looking at how fun the children are having, Hanuman wants to go back to Earth to play with them. With a few conditions, Hanuman was later reincarnated as Maruti, a young boy who [[BlitheSpirit shakes things up]] in the village of Bajrangpur. At the village, he made friends with the [[ButtMonkey bullies' target]] named Minku and his two friends Munni and Daddu and defend them from the bullies. He also proved that there are no demons [[ForbiddenZone behind the large wall]] by climbing accross it. [[HalfwayPlotSwitch Then a weird staff crashed on Bajrangpur]], and [[spoiler:a volcano is turned into a monster]]. In order to save the village, Maruti must turn back into Hanuman.

The film is probably average if compared to the animated movies worldwide, but it is one of the well-done animated works produced in India. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JciXB4NwOKQ Here's the movie with English subtitles]].

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!!''TheReturnOfHanuman'' provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: Minku at some degree.
* TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople
* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: A monster instead of a god.
* BadassAdorable: Maruti, especially during his fight against the gangsters.
* BalloonBelly: After Maruti ate the whole village's food supply.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace
* BatteringRam
* BigEater: Maruti, he is also thought that he has a BlackHoleBelly.
* BlackHoleBelly: Referenced in the song ''Peth Hai Ya Black Hole''.
* BreakingTheBonds: Maruti did this in a DreamSequence where he is bonded so he could reach any food. Maruti then became so hungry that he uses his SuperStrength to break the chains.
* BulletTime: This happened when Maruti was avoiding the bullets during his fight in the gangsters' HQ.
* BullyHunter
* ConspicuousCG: It starts out well enough, and only a swarm of bees is noticable. Then [[ApocalypseHow Armageddon]] is introduced, and it becomes almost painful.
* CuteBruiser: Maruti/Hanuman
* DePower: One of the conditions for Hanuman to go to Earth is that he should deposit his powers to Brahma's secretary. Despite of this, his reincarnation Maruti still has SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, SuperReflexes, he's pretty much like Hanuman minus the ability to fly and his outfit.
* DetailHoggingCover: Compare Maruti on the poster and Maruti in the movie. (And yes, this applies to Maruti only.)
* DeusExMachina: A literal army of monkeys show up to bail Maruti out of prison; from all corners of the world.
** When [[spoiler:"Armageddon" appears out of the volcano]], Brahma says that no one could stop it, even Hanuman himself... until [[spoiler:Hanuman found a temple where Rama tells Hanuman the sollution to bring down the monster which actually did help]].
* DisneyDeath: The people thrown into the volcano were thought to be dead, but they turned out to be alive after Maruti (as Hanuman) get them out of the volcano monster.
* DodgeTheBullet
* EdibleAmmunition: Mangoes were used as Maruti once while defending himself from the gangsters. [[spoiler:It really makes them run away, despite that they brought real guns.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* TheExile: Maruti and his mother were not allowed to live in Bajrangpur after Maruti's mega-MidnightSnack.
* EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop: Due to an obviously low budget, this occurs many, MANY times, and as the frames don't always match up before they are recycled, the effect is very glaring. A particularly egregious example is a clock to show how much time that passes, that manages to go through two full loops of animation before the scene is over.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Obviously.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Swarglok and Maruti's DreamSequence.
* EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels: There's a squirrel who has a crush on Hanuman, though she is immediately scolded by an older squirrel because she's not allowed to love Hanuman since he's a CelibateHero.
* EyePatchOfPower: Subverted: TheDragon of the gangsters wears an eyepatch, but he isn't that badass.
* TheFaceless
* FishEyes: Maruti occasionally has these.
* ForbiddenZone: The gangsters' HQ behind the big wall.
* FunnyAnimal: One of the monkeys who helped Maruti.
* GangOfBullies: Possibly everyone at school besides Maruti, Minku, Munni, and Daddu.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One of them in which Brahma and Narada were watching Maruti on Earth via laptop. When they saw that Munni looks at Maruti's covered tail and comments that there's something is different about him, Narada shouts "She will expose him!" A waitress felt insulted as she passes.
* GoshHornet
* GreenAesop: The volcano monster formed from litter shouts this. Possibly Brahma's explanation that Earth is dangerous in the modern days as well.
* HalfwayPlotSwitch
* HornedHumanoid
* HospitalHottie: The nurses at Swarglok.
* HumansAreBastards: At least that's what most of the divine people living in Swarglok thinks.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Maruti after he is not allowed to play with his friends because he is considered as being dangerous.
* LimitedWardrobe: The characters of the movie never change their clothes, even when they are sleeping. Maruti's an exception though, but that's only because of the fact that he changes his outfit once he transforms into Hanuman.
* LittleBitBeastly: Maruti/Hanuman is the only one who appears in the movie.
* MakeMeWannaShout: One of Maruti's superhuman powers.
* TheMerch: According to the making of the movie feature, some ''TheReturnOfHanuman'' merchandise were released, such as plush toys.
* MidnightSnack: Maruti's only MidnightSnack consists of the fridge's contents, and the village's food supply.
* MorphWeapon: Both Rahu and Ketu's staff and Hanuman's mace are this.
* [[spoiler:MotherNature: Who randomly appears and [[spoiler:thanked Maruti/Hanuman for saving her.]]
* [[spoiler:MuckMonster: Armageddon]]
* NewTransferStudent: Subverted since Maruti hasn't been to school at all. This is required for him in order to help Minku.
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: [[MadeOfIron A lot of people are thrown for considerable distances (in one case right through two walls), but always are completely unhurt.]]
* OffModel
* OfficiallyShortenedTitle: Inverted. ''HanumanReturns'' was lengthened into ''TheReturnOfHanuman''.
* OrangeBlueContrast
* ParentService: The cheerleaders, Swarglok nurses, the devas' servants. Yeah...
* ParentalBonus: With its many [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] and {{Satire}}.
* PeoplePuppets: Minku and a ''horse'' are the victims. ''Hanuman'' is the puppeteer.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Unexplained, Maruti grows to be a primary school student age in 3 months.
* PoirotSpeak: Hinglish is commonly used in the film. Even the devas speak it.
* PrehensileTail
* {{Reincarnation}}
* RoadApples
* RushmoreRefacement: In the movie, this happened with with Mount Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty.
* {{Satire}}: One music sequence presents Hanuman catching a character similar to GeorgeWBush and a group of terrorists in a net while the singer sings something that translates into "Thieves, thugs, ghosts, goons".
* ScaledUp: Happens to Rahu and Ketu's tiny henchmen.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Applies to the students in the movie.
* SecretChaser: Subverted, as even though Munni noticed that Maruti looks different, she didn't try to expose his secret that he's actually Hanuman.
* ShapeshifterModeLock: According to Brahma, after Maruti the human being changed back into Hanuman, he couldn't change back into his human self anymore. It's [[AdaptationDistillation much different]] in ''TheNewAdventuresOfHanuman'', though.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: A squirrel goes nuts for Hanuman, but she is immediately scolded by an older squirrel because Hanuman is a monkey and a [[CelibateHero bachelor]].
* SpontaneousChoreography: In "Aasman Ko Chhukar".
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Before Maruti arrives, there was Minku, Munni, and Daddu.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: In the making of the movie feature on DVD, most of names of the people involved in making the movie are accompanied by Maruti in different clothing. Most of them are sports clothes, but there are some that weren't.
* UnnamedParent: Taken to the near-extreme. Very few people outside of the children and the villains have given names, and Maruti's parents are referred to solely as "Priest" and "Maruti's Mother". Even by their spouse.
** Maruti's mother was finally named, though. In the synopsis from Percept Picture's website, it turns out that Maruti's mother's name is Shiela.
* WatchOutForThatTree
* WeirdMoon: The moon presented in the movie is shaped as a crescent and Hanuman could even pull one of its edges.
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