Arjun: The Warrior Prince - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Arjun: The Warrior Prince has decent animation by Indian standards which equate to very average ones by international ones, notwithstanding the differences in budgets. Also, the great epic has been tinkered around with to no advantage.



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24 reviewers have given Arjun: The Warrior Prince an average rating of 4.5/5.0 (?)

20 yays
1 nays
3 so-so

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Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...ARJUN THE WARRIOR PRINCE needs to be watched for its animation, for its storytelling and most importantly, it makes an earnest effort to relive the mythology. ... full review

Thumbs up by Saumya Sharma, BookmyShow ...Director Arnab Chaudhuri has treated the epic story of “The Mahabharata” very well albeit with a difference. It’s like a bird’s eye view of the life of Arjun... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ...Direction, dialogues, performances, cinematography and VFX are the strong points. Music, editing and screenplay, especially thre pre-interval moments are the drawbacks.... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...A strong story with decent animation makes it a good watch for kids... full review

Thumbs up by Aakanksha Naval-Shetye & Chaya Unnikrishnan, DNA ...Director Arnab Chaudhari has kept the narrative fast paced.A nice way of introducing kids to the epic tale.... full review

Thumbs up by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...Arjun: The Warrior Prince makes a mark with respect to storytelling and technical elegance... full review

Thumbs up Free Press Journal ...Nothing here is overtly ornate. There is a simplistic and distinctive grandiosity here that never stretches to the gaudy or the opulent.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial, ...brilliance in narration by Arnab is simply fascinating. Kudos to his vision for minutely detailing all aspects of the film; be it the sets, the characters, their expressions, their voices, their individual walk, their outfits, the camera angles or even the music.... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...The Warrior Prince has some of the most gorgeous images I’ve seen in an Indian animation film in years.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The heroic exploits and inner struggles of Arjun are woven into the film's narrative so convincingly that you tend to forget this is animation.... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...The animation in this film, although a vast improvement from anything you've seen so far, still looks two-dimensional.... full review

Thumbs up by Priyanka Ketkar, koimoi ...For the sake of quality animation, for the sake of an hour well-spent and for the sake of a true Indian hero, Arjun: The Warrior Prince is truly a must-watch.... full review

So-So by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint ...Bloody and violent, although animated, Arjun is aimed more at adults than at children, and as much as it traces the warrior prince’s coming of age, it also marks the coming of age of Indian animation features.... full review

Thumbs up by Shakti Shetty, MiD DAY ...high-octane action. Vishal-Shekhar’s enigmatic music merely adds to the visual magic.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...amazing animation and graphics, which takes your breath away; the attention to detail when it comes to action scenes is admirable.... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...The animation work has been laboriously done and can easily be claimed to be one of the best works in the recent times. The detailing in the backdrop and the grandeur successfully accentuates the movie viewing experience.... full review

Thumbs up by Preeti Arora, Rediff ...It would've been easy to let this plot go stale, for the simple reason that it has been explored so much, but hats off to the director for bringing something new to the platter.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The film is ideal for slightly older children who will revel in the beautiful visuals, and won’t be affected by the few moments of gory violence.... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...Arjun: The Warrior Prince, though maybe yet another mythological animation film but it deserves a watch for the narrative and the animation work.... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...The frames are so grandiosely designed that you want to soak into this experience... full review

Thumbs down Upper Stall ...The real problem with the film is not the animation, it's the writing. The film is let down badly by the dialogue.... full review

Thumbs up by Ananya Bhattacharya, ZEENEWS.COM ...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.... full review