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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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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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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

The film's plot is inspired by Hindi movie Namak Haraam (1973) and the Telugu movie Sindhooram (1997). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe: Bollywood Special (2013) See more »

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A Well-Acted & Well-Made Motion-Picture!
22 March 2013 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Prakash Jha's 'Chakravyuh' is A Well-Acted & Well-Made Motion-Picture! Based on the issues of Naxalites in Modern-India, this under-rated political-thriller offers thrills & well-paced entertainment in a running time over a 150-minutes.

'Chakravyuh' Synopsis: 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.

'Chakravyuh' begins & ends well. Any hiccups? The second-hour dips considerably. It does gain momentum in the final 15-minutes, but the portions otherwise of the latter hour are bland. Anjum Rajabali & Sagar Pandya's Writing is strong at most parts, but lacks much conflict & meat in the second-hour. Prakash Jha is a pro at handling political-thrillers with ease & over-here, he delivers a worthy performance as a story-teller. Cinematography, Editing & Music are fair. Action-Sequences are extremely raw.

Performance-Wise: Arjun Rampal is impeccable. The National-Award-Winning Actor sinks his teeth into the part & lives the character with utmost honesty. Abhay Deol is nicely controlled. Manoj Bajpai is, as always, flawless. Bajpai only gets better! Om Puri is significant. Esha Gupta is decent. Anjali Patil is fabulous. Chetan Pandit is in terrific form. Mukesh Tiwari & Murli Sharma are natural to the core. Kabir Bedi is suave in a cameo.

On the whole, 'Chakravyuh' delivers entertainment & a strong message efficiently.


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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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