ARJUN TV review: Not too bad, good stories

Tue, August 21, 2012 1:51pm UTC by 41 Comments
ARJUN TV review: Not too bad, good stories

The new crime show on Star Plus has its good points – more of them than we expected!

Crime shows in India got some kind of credibility with the carrot-crunching Karamchand and his acolyte Kitty, many years ago. And then came a whole retinue of average wannabes, from Jasoos Vijay to Saboot, Monica Mogre, Special Squad and many more. Some tried hard to be original, while others did their best to ape the West and fell flat on their small screen faces. After serials like Krishna Arjun and Powder, we were given a delicious dose of crime fighting with CID, which made characters like Daya and ACP Pradyuman heroes to their vast audience.

And now comes Arjun, which premiered earlier this month on Star Plus. The backstory is kept shrouded, a little revealed with each episode. ACP Arjun Raute, played by Shaleen Malhotra, is a rather grim, dour, taciturn soul, a loner, who prefers to keep his past to himself. He – as hero – has the blinding insights and almost always is right, even though the others in the Emergency Task Force (ETF) team that he has been transferred to – headed by Rathod, with Shree, Chhotu and Riya – tend to resent him and his attitude. Along the way we find that Arjun was a policeman who was suspected of having murdered his wife – there are flashbacks and suggestions and, in the last episode, a newspaper clipping that tell something, if not all.

So far, the stories have been interesting. One focused on honour killing, with a twist in the tale at the last moment. Another told of murder done to hide evidence of previous murder. There is action which is surprisingly realistic, there is a lot of gun pointing, some chasing after bad guys and a forensic lab that never seems to uncover evidence that could nail the villains in time. Of course, this one cannot be compared to a CSI or Criminal Minds or even Castle, but it ain’t too bad for a homegrown show that has to be simple and catchy enough to divert the prime time audience from its usual fare of soaps. A decent effort that with time and practice, could become well worth the watch.Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Ravikant

    Hi,i like nt only this shot bt also all crime show like surag,jasus vijay,apradhi kaun,jo kahunga sach kahunga,barister roy,hello inspector ,cid,adalat and now arjun are best of best shows so i ,ll nt want bd about these seriols ,i love all seriol now i want to be one part of this seriol,i,m a best story writer bt i,want a 1 chance so plz cl me .8439124696

  • Jyotika Sah

    Hiiieeee….i jst smply lve ths…
    New story ARJUN…
    Its episds,…its chrctr…the wy thy 2gthr slve all the cases…evrythng..
    N i prsnly mre wntd 2 knw…shree..
    I lve ths guy…

  • Yunus

    Bahut khubsurat serial hai

    I Love this serial

    • arti

      we all love arjun serial.one of our most favourite serial now

      • fairuz anindita

        we all love arjun.please ap lokh arjun serial khatam math ki jia.and arjun is very handsome

  • Rahul sinha

    I just love this serial. Arjun has amazing brain

  • Shehneela

    I love arjun serial…

  • ajmal hasan

    I like arjun serial..
    Come back to riya

  • pari

    I LOVE ARJUN HI WAS SSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOO SWEET AND PLE RIYA COMEBACK IN SHOW

  • sejuti mukherjee

    i love uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu saheel.pls pls pls riya comeback in show.etf is nt perfect without u

  • Subrata Deb

    No doubt Arjun is the best serial. Also wishing that Riya is coming back soon.

  • charu

    arjun is a best crime show nnow a days.

  • varsha

    Arjun best show.all episodes better than CID.in CID all are doing overacting and make the drama a real bore.in my opinion arjun has good stories and a very good acting by all.

  • amit

    arjun is the best show awesome characters.mind blowing drama.

  • shaikh nasreen

    i love this show (arjun) and pls bring back sana khan (riya) as soon as possible actually arjun, sana khan (riya) ke bina adhura hai. i am watching arjun every week (sat-sun).i hope sana khan is feel better and come back in arjun.and i saw you latest tv ad you looking beautiful. pls come back sana khan (riya)apne fans ke liye pls.

  • fairuz anindita

    please come back to riya.plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  • fairuz anindita

    i love this show (arjun)very much.plz bring back sana khan(riya)plz.arjun and riya plz apne friends ki khatir.aj mein tomari episode dekhungi arjun rawte mera matlab (shaleen malhotra).mein arjun,riya,rathore,chotu,shree ka bhohot bari fan hoon.

  • nasreen shaikh

    pls bring back sana khan (riya),sana khan ki jagah koi nahin le sakta pls aap logo ne kisi sheetal shah ko leading role diya hai pls hamein abhi bhi sana khan ka intezaar hai. i hope sana khan is better now aur hum har week sana khan (riya) ka wait karte hai.i love this show pls bring back sana khan(riya) as soon as possible.pls gorky sir sana khan ki jagah kisi aur ko matt dijiye kyuke humein arjun and riya (sana khan) ki love story dekhna hai jo adhura chhot gaya tha na ke kisi aur ke saath.arjun and riya (sana khan) is world’s best jodi.pls sana khan (riya) pls come back pls arjun is incomplete without you.main app ki,arjun,rathore,shree and chotu ki bohot badi fan hoon.pls come soon sana khan (riya)pls.

  • nasreen shaikh

    PLS GORKY SIR SANA KHAN KO WAPIS LAO,I CAN’T SEE ANY OTHER LEAD OPPOSITE TO ARJUN.I REALY REALY MISS SANA KHAN (RIYA)ACTUALLY MERE SAARE FRIENDS KO BHI YE ACCHA NAHIN LAGA.PLS GORKY SIR SANA KHAN (RIYA) KO ANY OTHER DOUBLE ROLE MENI WAPIS LAO BUT PLS COME BACK SOON SANA KHAN (RIYA).I AM REALY VERY UPSET.ARJUN IS REALY VERY INCOMPLETE WITHOUT YOU.PLS SANA KHAN (RIYA) WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU PLS COME SOON. I HOPE YOU FEELING BETTER NOW INSHA-ALLAH AAP JALDI THEEK HO JAYE.PLS SANA KHAN (RIYA)COME SOON PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

  • nasreen shaikh

    PLS BRIN BACK SANA KHAN (RIYA) PLS GORKY SIR SANA KHAN (RIYA)KO WAPIS LAO. PLS SANA KHAN (RIYA) APNE FANS KE LIYE PLS.ITS A REQUEST PLS.

  • jyotsna chaterjee

    my most favourt show arjun
    arjun u are so so smart

  • SHAIKH NASREEN

    HI, AM NASREEN MAINE 26TH OF JAN KA EPISODE TEKHA TO MAIN TOH UPSET HOGAI MAIN TOH KABSE ISS DIN KA WAIT KAR RAHI THI KE 26 TH JAN AND BRAVERY AWARDS FUNCTION MEIN KAHIN RIYA (SANA KHAN) WAPIS AYEGI ANY OTHER CHARACTER BUT AISA NAHIN HUA HUM HAMESHA RIYA (SANA KHAN) KA WAIT KARTE KE SHAYAD AB KUCH AISA TWIST HO JIS SE RIYA (SANA KHAN) RE-ENTER HO.PATA NAHIN AISA HOGHA BHI YA ……
    PLS KUCH TO KARO RIYA (SANA KHAN)KO WAPIS LAO PLS HAMEIN ARJUN AND RIYA KI LOVE STORY DEKHNI HAI.ARJUN KI LOVE STORY KISI AUR KE SAATH TO BILKUL BHI NAHIN.PLS AAP APNE FANS KE LIYE ITNA TO KAR SAKTE HAI.PLS SANA KHAN (RIYA) PLS COME SOON PLS ANY OTHER CHARACTER PLS.

  • uroosa

    sana khan is the best cop no one take her place plz bring her back
    plz gorky sir,production house,arjun`s team plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz bring her back i cant see arjun with any other pair riya is good for him
    apne wo love story adhuri kyu chod di???????????????
    sheetal shah aunty hai yaar wo aur arjun yukkkkkk isse acha toh arjun single rahe magar sheetal shah nooooooooo
    plzzzzzzzzzzzz we miss sana khan a lot plzz bring her back

  • zoha shaikh

    sana khan ko arjun show mein plzzz wapas le kar aao we want her
    actually we want ariya love story without riya arjun is incomplete plz bring her back

  • zoya khan

    pehle arjun-har yug mein aaega ek show mein sirf 5cops the they are best show accha lagta tha i love them mein aur mere frinds hum sub sat-sun 8pm ko wo show dekhte the aur mon-fri repeat 5:30 and 11:30pm ko dekhte the but after riya`s death…….. i hate the show riya ke jane ke baad show mein sheetal shah aka aisha aayi aur phis ritu chuhan aka liza aayi magar show mein interest nahi aaya itne log itne best cop hone ke baad bhi hamare dil mein jo riya ki place thi wo koi nahi le paya koi us jaisa hai hi nahi wo sabse alag thi sabse best jo bahut hygine thi,hamari miss statistics thi,sweet thi,fight bhi achi karti thi,jiska dil bahut pure tha,shez very understanding,jiske sath arjun perfect lagta tha u know fact is that ke mujhe arjun pehle pasand nahi tha magar phir riya aur uski understanding dekhne ke baad arjun acha lagne laga aaj bhi hum god se yahi pray karte hai ke sana khan aka riya mukharji arjun show mein wapas aajae

  • sana

    sana khan plz come back we miss our riya

  • zoya

    sana khan ko show mein wapas le kar aao plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • SHAIKH NASREEN

    PLS BRING BACK SANA KHAN (RIYA) PLS

  • zoha

    we want sana khan back in the starplus show arjun har yug mein aaega ek,bring her back in any cost otherwise off the show we dont want to watch with any other girl
    we are viewers and u have to do what we want

  • uroosa

    we want sana khan back in the starplus show arjun har yug mein aaega ek

  • zoya shaikh

    we want sana khan back in the starplus how arjun har yug mein aaega ek bring her back or else stop the show

  • uroosa

    sana khan ko show mein wapas le kar aao nahi toh arjun show band kar do hame mrunal thakur,sheetal shah aur ritu chauhan mein se koi nahi pasand we only want sana khan bring her back

  • SHAIKH NASREEN

    PLS ITS A REQUEST SANA KHAN (RIYA) KO WAPAS LAO.ARJUN KE SAATH LEADING ROLE MEIN SIRF RIYA HI ACCHI LAGTI HAI.PLS SANA KHAN (RIYA)AAP APNE FANS KE LIYE ITNA BHI NAHIN KAR SAKTI PLS KITNA REQUEST BHEJA HAI PLS KOI BHI OTHER CHARACTER MEIN AAO.BICH MEIN ARJUN MEIN BATAYA KOI ANA WALA HAI TO HAMEIN LAGA AB SANA KHAN (RIYA) HI HOGI SHAYAD KOI REPORTER BANKE,LEKIN YE TU KOI MRUNAL HAI PLS HAMEIN ARJUN KE SAATH RIYA HI CHAHIYE.PLS KUCH TO KARO AUR SANA KHAN (RIYA) KO WAPAS LAO PLS APNE FANS KELIYE.

  • tahi

    hi mrunal welcome to the show, bt sorry we cant accept u as a lead with Arjun. please Sana ko kisi bhi role mein wapas loa .

  • SHAIKH NASREEN

    PLS YE MRUNAL THAKUR KO ARJUN KE OPPOSITE LAYA HAI.PLS AISA MAT KIJIYE ARJUN KE SAATH SANA KHAN (RIYA) KO HI LEADING ROLE DIJIYE ANY OTHER CHARACTER PLS HAMARI REQUEST KO PURA KIJIYE PLS KITNE SAARE FANS NE YE REQUEST BHEJA HAI PLS KUCH TO KIJIYE PLS.

  • charu

    i think sana khan is ill and arjun producer or director has not kicked her out but she herself left the show due to her serious illness.the team of arjun is working harder every week.they aregiving their best yar.please accept their hard work ifyou are true fans of theshow.please watch the team is doing too much hardwork for our entertainment.please cooperate them .arjun team is one of the best then ever.best show on indian television after chandragupt maurya.

  • varsha

    this is our favorite show we love this show……………………………..superbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

  • Poul Shree Tagore

    The best show i found on screen is Arjun.super awesome show n the best bestest is Shaleen Malhotra

  • Leo

    I follow Castle regularly. I don’t know what drove me but, I recently started watching Krishna Arjun again on youtube. Arjun & Krishna’s chemistry reminds a lot about Castle & Kate. This article compares Arjun lowly to tv-series in the West but, I would say Krishna Arjun did beat Castle long ahead. We are no less.

  • Nibedita

    Hi,i love this serial ARJUN. is show me jo arjun ko kirdar nibharahe he shaleen malhotra he is very handsome.me is serial ka ke vi eapisode miss nahi ki ,kyun ki i lov arjun.

  • chanchal

    iiiiiiiiii llllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeee the serial where is sameer


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