Chakravyuh movie Review – A film by Prakash Jha.
Prakash Jha the maverick Bollywood filmmaker emerges with a thought provoking movie‘Chakravyuh’ – a subject on Naxalism. Chakravyuh is a war you cannot escape and a truth u cannot ignore! in which actor Arjun Rampal delivers an inspirational performance.
Prakash every time he comes up has set new standard and raise the expectations for his coming products and Chakravyuh is turns out to be one of his best effort made film. The topic is craftily handled craftily and marks a good impression among the audience. Jha’s new product Chakravyuh is executed immensely in making yet another masterpiece after ‘Gangajal’, ’Aparahan’, ‘Raajneeti’ and ‘Aarakshan’.
Here in this flick it can be observed that villains played by administration, the policies. ‘Chakravyuh’ story has nothing big, but the actors have a done a clever job of highlighting authenticity by justifying the characters that they have been casted in according to the theme of the film. Prakash Jha extracts right emotions from the actors to suit the situation.
While Arjun has done a fantabulous job of living up to the role and the power that he has been granted; his wife played by Riya Menon Khan (Esha Gupta), displays a lively and motivating performance as an smart officer. But the out of box role is from femme fatale character of Juhi the rebel played by Anjali Patil is brilliant.
Versatile vivacious veterans – Manoj Bajpayee and Om Puri done the decent job to the characters. The music by Salim-Sulaiman, Aadesh Shrivastava, Shantanu Moitra is good; they have done a skilful job of keeping the audience engaged to the story.
One of the songs ‘Mehangaai’ is outstanding. Here’s a fight which we have heard about and seen through the ages – the fight between the Capitalists and the Communists. Prakash Jha presents it in his own way; and going by illustrious line of work, it would be a big mistake on your part if you happen to give ‘Chakravyuh’ a miss.
All in all, Chakravyuh? Miss not this one!
Rating: Good – 3.5/5
About the film
Chakravyuh is the story of six extraordinary characters, each with an all-consuming dream.. A promise.. A promise they will uphold above everything else. Six indomitable characters, six parallel lives… Bound together by one story. But, when the story takes its stunning twist, it sends them hurtling towards one another – for inevitable collision. Straight into the heart of the Chakravyuh. And, unleashes a war. A war in which no one can remain neutral. A war that tests their loyalty, their trust, their love… and their friendship. Chakravyuh! A war that no one can escape… Not even you!
Cast and Crew details
- Release date: Oct 24, 2012
- Language: Hindi
- Genre: Drama, Social
- Sarring: Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal, Esha Gupta, Manoj Bajpayee, Anjali Patil, Om Puri
- Director:Prakash Jha
- Music: Sulaiman Merchant, Salim Merchant
- Length: 2 hrs 32 mins
- Writer: Prakash Jha, Anjum Rajabali, Sagar Pandya
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