Arjun (Marathi Movie) Review

Director : F M Illyas

Producers: Majit Burondkar, F M Illyas

Cast: Sachit Patil, Vidyadhar Joshi, Arun Tikekar, Amruta Khanvilkar, Varsha Usgaonkar, Vinay Apte

Music: Lalit Sen

Rating: * ½

Unlike the one in Mahabharat, this Arjun lacks focus!

Plot: Arjun Pawar (Sachit Patil), fresh after completing MBA, is eager to be a businessman unlike other Maharashtrian youngsters who opt for a job. His girlfriend Anushka (Amruta Khanvilkar) urges her father Mahajan (Arun Tikekar) to help him produce capital. Mahajan takes Arjun to the multi-millionaire businessman Ratan Shah (Vidyadhar Joshi) to gain finance. However, Mahajan and Shah use Arjun as a pawn to settle scores with their rival Jay Thackeray (Vinay Apte).

F M Illyas’ Arjun was supposed to be an encouragement tool for the Marathi manoos to excel in the field of business. But what we get is an over-desperate attempt to prove the point courtesy an immature script and over-the-top direction. Plus, the attitude shown by the protagonist can pose a threat to the unity of Mumbai.

The proceedings suffer right from the start as two songs are thrown in just when you feel the film is trying to gain momentum. What follows later is a series of tragedies thrown on Arjun. It is just not explained why he is the prime suspect in the murder of a businessman. It is mentioned twice or thrice that there are proofs against him but no attempt is made to enlighten the audience on the so-called proofs.

Later on, Arjun’s sudden emergence and success in the field of business due to a favor by Thackeray’s wife (Varsha Usgaonkar) is laughable. Once Arjun starts shining he starts hurling a chain of pro-Marathi lines which have no effect and fall flat!

If this wasn’t enough, the climax turns out to be the poorest and the most unintentionally hilarious scene of the film! The second most hilarious point is when Arjun builds a huge public toilet at the entrance of Shah’s business site in order to decrease its popularity! Phew!

Composer Lalit Sen doesn’t do a bad job but the songs only act as obstacles in the narration. The dialogues are too over-ambitious, amateur and loud although few are meaningful.

Thankfully, the performance area is respectable. Sachit Patil plays his part perfectly and displays helplessness and cruelty needed by his character with ease. Arun Tikekar, Vinay Apte and Amruta Khanvilkar too chip in with decent acts. The rest of the cast is nothing much to speak about.

Overall, Arjun fails miserably in its effort to be an eye-opener for the Marathi people which will affect its box-office collections.


24 responses to this post.

  1. Nice review..personally I was hoping this would be a good movie..but too bad..


  2. Posted by Vinit Niphadkar on September 18, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Hi !

    I watched n njoyed the movie. Movie was too good. Songs were nice. The bad thing about the movie is your review.


  3. yes Vinit you are right, its a great movie, even we loved it a lot. I have posted a positive review. please do add your own positive review as well.


  4. Posted by ARUN POPALE on September 22, 2011 at 3:41 am

    HI ,,,
    Movie was too good. Songs were nice
    Story, songs & dialogs all make a big positive impression.


  5. Posted by pankaj rajgire on September 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    nice movie..
    must watch..each and every marathi maanus…


  6. Posted by shekhar vibhandik on September 22, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    i like movie but it show only mumbai we want see all maharatra
    but good attemed


  7. Its Very Nice Movie
    **** Star movie
    please watch this movie at list one time


  8. Posted by Shirish on September 25, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Too Good Movie…!!!


  9. Posted by Ashish on September 26, 2011 at 6:13 pm


    1. Songs were irrationally patched..I agree..(So far I understand, it’s much of business when investors insist….)
    2. Proofs against Arjun: Cops do threat and interrogate in this style..I don’t think it’s misleading..I don’t recollect anywhere the prosecution lawyer made such statements..
    3. Why did you find Arjun’s emergence and success a laughing stock? (With that Logic Indian Cricket Captain should be nowhere with just 5 years of international cricket)
    4. Surprisingly, you found Amruta Khanvilkar act decent in the movie…Let me know where??

    When you do your job, do it 100%. i.e. if you quote it as a review, do review without any bias, do not indulge into patchwork with stitch of emotions/prejudice.



  10. very nice movie. good songs, cinematography, action, dilogs, perfect chemistry bet amruta & sachet, above all background score by amore mohile is to good. must watch movie for atleast one time.


  11. Posted by shekhar on September 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm



  12. If you like the films like Bodyguard, Singham, Wanted and Dabangg, Arjun is much much better and should be appreciated although it has some shortcomings



  13. Posted by Priyanka on October 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Movie was Gud only 2 c once… n yes its only about ‘MUMBAITIL MARATHI MANUS’ but wt about MARATHI MANUS in general ( i mean whole or MARASHTRATIL MARATHI MANUS) songs were preety gud… Direction 2 was good… Must Appretiate Mr. Sachit Patil he was just awesome… Most Importantly i Liked d Dialogues they were very effective n appreciable… Over all Movie was just okay….


  14. Posted by Ganesh B.Burondkar on October 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Burondkar very good keep it up. best wisshesh from us.


  15. Posted by shivraj a jagdale on November 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    i like this move


  16. Posted by shivraj a jagdale on November 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    the move is the best for next janrestion.


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