Director: Arnab Chaudhuri
Director Arnab Chaudhuri has mentioned in interviews that his animation film 'Arjun: The Warrior Prince' is not a children's movie, and I'm inclined to agree with him. The Mahabharata may be a story you heard from your grandmother at bedtime, or grew up reading in Amar Chitra Katha. In that sense, the character of Arjun, the brave warrior amongst the virtuous Pandavas, is one you're familiar with. And yet, the film has an unusual approach - it's a coming-of-age story, a boy-becomes-man yarn that has emotions like uncertainty, fear, frustration, will-power and courage running through it.
Arjun gets the treatment of an action-movie hero, and as he slays his way through a chakravyuh of soldiers from the Kaurava army you find yourself rooting for him. In fact, I was strongly reminded of the high-voltage drama that contributed to the Sunday ritual of watching BR Chopra's long-running Mahabharata TV series in the 1990s....more
11:45 PM, May 25, 2012
New Delhi: This Friday, Hindi film 'Arjun: The Warrior Prince' will stand tall to face the big Hollywood release 'Men In Black 3' at the box office. Though the audiences have seen films such as 'Rancho' and 'Roadside Romeo' in the past, still the Indian film market is not very open about animation films yet. Bollywood actor Jaaved Jafferi expresses his opinion about the future of animation films in India,"This...
04:04 PM, May 24, 2012