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Arjun Review

Critic Score 65

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Movietalkies | Movietalkies

At the very outset, what works for the movie is the amazing animation and graphics, which takes your breath away; the attention to detail when it comes to action scenes is admirable. Furthermore, the makers have kept it in mind to keep the dialogues of the epic as audience friendly as possible, so the lines are bereft of archaic words and are easy to understand for the most part. The sound effects technicians and the voice artistes also seem to have done justice to their parts and the humour, as and when it appears (like in the scenes showing Bheema's gluttony and the confusion created while identifying the twins Nakul and Sahadev) does elicit chuckles.

50

Average Movie
 
 
Glamsham | Martin D'Souza

Choudhury admits that he was fascinated by B R Chopra's serial almost 20 years ago and his interest in the Mahabharat grew while watching it. He thus went about penning a different route to the battle, which had its roots in Hastinapur, between the Kauravas and Pandavas. This is the untold story of the hero of Mahabharata, a precocious talent thrown to the wolves, so to speak, by the roll of the dice and his elder brother's ego to continue playing even after he had lost everything he had.

80

Recommended
 
 
Bollywood Hungama | Taran Adarsh

While ARJUN THE WARRIOR PRINCE takes a step frontward as far as the animation is concerned -- the conception artists have worked really hard to recreate the era, while the animators breathe life into them -- the two issues that I have with the film is [i] The leisurely pacing, at times, destabilizes these efforts and [ii] The culmination seems abrupt. Ideally, one would've expected the storyteller to include the historic Kurukshetra war between Pandavas and Kauravas, but it concludes prior to that. Seems like the director was in a tearing rush to conclude the film.

60

Recommended
 
 
DNA India | Blessy Chettiar

Arnab Chaudhuri’s direction is superior, so is the detailing in the quality animation. The swayamwar scene is breathtakingly gorgeous, with an underwater sequence where Arjun hits the goldfish’s eye lobbing it straight to the sky. Animation films based on mythological figures (Lava-Kusa, Ashoka) in the past couple of years haven’t been technologically and visually very appealing. Comparatively, Arjun: The Warrior Prince makes a mark with respect to storytelling and technical elegance. We may not be at the level of the Ups and Toy Storys yet, but the progress is pleasant. Vishal-Shekhar’s music sets the tone right for the battle hero and his brothers.

60

Recommended
 
 
The Times Of India | Madhureeta Mukherjee

If you've watched animated films like 'Bal Krishna', 'Ghatothkach', 'Hanuman Returns', this one's a far 'sketch', on a different canvas altogether. Directed (by Arnab Chaudhari) using 2G animation, the look is classic and superior by usual standards in Indian animation. Apart from the swayamvar scene, there's forest-fire, a battle sequence, martial arts, and a 'dicey' game of chaupat that leave you spellbound. Even though it's laced with dialogues that are heavy-weight (like adharm, kartavya, kuruvansh ka sarvanash), the narration of the multi-layered complex saga, laden with countless characters, is easy to comprehend. This journey of a superhero is more for adults than kids on their summer holiday.

70

Recommended
 
 
Zeenews | Ananya Bhattacharya

Arjun’s skill as an archer, his trajectory from being just a prince to becoming Arjun the Warrior, the manner in which his prowess is tested time and again, forms the foundation on which the film rests. The animation is superbly done, and the voices are pure melody to the ears. The voices behind the animated characters present in front of you a panorama worth applauding. While the baritone of Karna sends shivers down one’s spine, the panting Shakuni presents an amalgam of feelings – anger is decipherable, the others lie in the subconscious!

The film has a few brilliantly shot songs, a couple of which linger in your mind even after you are out of the theatre and into your mundane realities. ‘Arjun’ as a film offers a much-welcomed break from the below-average Bollywood of the day, and is a delight – through and through.

60

Recommended
 
 
Koimoi | Priyanka Ketkar

The voice cast has done complete justice to the images on-screen. Although initially, for a few moments you do feel that there is a lag in audio, it soon settles and you start to enjoy the saga.

Hats-off to director Arnab Chaudhuri for choosing an amazing and unique style of narration. The movie moves in such a way that it feels like it has happened in the past but soon you realize that it is actually unfolding right in front of your eyes. The ease with which the director makes this transition is laudable. The end will probably disappoint a few, but it is only a momentary disappointment and it will only make you want to know when the next part to the movie will be out. The animation is mind-blowing with some scenes which almost resemble paintings while some that give you the feeling that you are right there in the middle of all the action (and all this despite of it not being in 3D). And, the emotions feel so real that you will react to them like you would while watching a non-animated movie.

80

Recommended
 
 
Mid-Day India | Shakti Shetty

Though Arjun: The Warrior Prince is not at par with groundbreaking flicks like WALL·E (that came from the same production house), thanks to moments of technical amateurishness, it’s definitely a forward step for animation. Moreover, it’s not another children’s film and can be relished by grown-ups as well. Indian kids who are neck-deep in Japanese anime might experience something fresh and adults will be compelled to test their memory.

70

Recommended
 
 
Dailybhaskar | Dailybhaskar

Arnab Chaudhari gets benefit of the fact that viewers are already aware of what warrior Arjun was all about. But, he makes a huge difference as far as bringing the same old story on big screen. The ‘Swayamvar’ scene where, Arjun hits the fish has been brilliantly shot with some new dimensions added to it. The meditation track, where Arjun attains power to kill ‘kaurvas’ is rich in amazing graphics; but, a few things including, Dronacharya slapping Arjun is hard to digest because it's not anticipated.

60

Recommended
 
 
Film Tadka | Janhavi Patel

The language is a tad heavy to do justice to the Sanskrit they spoke in that period. There are splashes of humour as well. In this way, you pay attention to the movie. This is a mythological film which keeps you gripped because of the action sequences. Vishal – Shekhar’s impressive background score enhances the movie. Children will like the visuals and older audiences will connect with the epic story and be glad that even children are enjoying it. The animated characters are better sketched than some live action characters we have seen. The production design is wonderful.

70

Recommended
 
 
Nowrunning | Mansha Rastogi

Debutant filmmaker Arnab Chaudhari too takes a safe bet by weaving a plot around Arjun one of the most celebrated characters in Mahabharata in a bid to attract his audience. But his safety measures end there. The filmmaker meticulously tries representing the segments of Mahabharata from the eyes of Arjun's transgender avatar Brihannala who recites the tale to a young warrior prince of Viraat. Moreover, he restricts his plot only to Arjun and rather than stuffing the entire epic in the film, narrating incidences that help Arjun grow from a wavering, vulnerable little boy to the warrior prince.

60

Recommended
 
 

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