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Chakravyuh (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 24 October 2012 (India)
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On the request of his friend Kabir, SP Adil Sends him to the Naxal group as an informer. When Kabir finds the truth he becomes one of their gang leader.

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Prakash Jha
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Cast

Credited cast:
Arjun Rampal ... Adil Khan
Abhay Deol ... Kabir
Manoj Bajpayee ... Rajan (as Manoj Bajpai)
Esha Gupta ... Rhea Menon
Om Puri ... Govind Suryavanshi
Kabir Bedi
Deep Raj Rana
Singh Bhupesh Singh Bhupesh ... Balu
Harsh Mainra Harsh Mainra ... Runner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vinay Apte ... Krishna Raj
Radha Krishna Dutt Radha Krishna Dutt ... Chief Minister
Amit Jairath Amit Jairath ... CRPF Chief
Kiran Karmarkar ... Home Minister
Anjali Patil ... Juhi
Murli Sharma ... Naga
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On the request of his friend Kabir, SP Adil Sends him to the Naxal group as an informer. When Kabir finds the truth he becomes one of their gang leader.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

24 October 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Замкнутый круг See more »

Filming Locations:

Bhopal, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,896, 28 October 2012

Gross USA:

$151,778

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$230,136
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A movie titled " Chakravyuh" was being made in 2004 but got shelved. starring VJ Yudisthir aka VJ Yudi, Asif Basra. Directed by Kitu Ghosh. The film was going to be based on boxing. See more »

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When the box of ammunition is loaded onto the tractor, the ammunition is covered in dried grass. During offloading it is covered in sand. See more »

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Chakravyuh - moves away from the real topic a number of times, too commercial and not as expected from Prakash Jha
24 October 2012 | by vicky-bahlSee all my reviews

Chakravyuh - 6/10

Chakravyuh is a good attempt by Prakash Jha to give us something like a Gangaajal and Apharan but what he forgets is that this is far more touchy topic for a majority of Indians than topics discussed in Gangaajal and Apharan. A topic such as kidnapping rackets can be accompanied by masala songs and a great looking police woman, but when you discuss topics such as Naxal Movement, Communist Ideology and show your protagonist (Abhay Deol) reading Marxian literature, I'm sorry but you need to be a lot less commercial.

In summary, Chakravyuh is a masala movie (as Arjun Rampal agrees in an interview too). It has item songs, a hot policewoman and random jokes. It is an 'entertainer' - for that I might give it 7/10 - but as far as the real message is concerned - to show what Naxal movement is all about and what is the state of our tribes and also the nexus between government, police and the corporate's - I am sorry but it is a disappointment.

Please watch it for it's entertainment, I wasted my time watching it alone as I was expecting this to be showcasing something that is close to my heart, unfortunately it does not.


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