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      2012 2h 27m Mystery & Thriller List
      40% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 45% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Adil enlists the help of his friend Kabir to infiltrate a Naxal organisation. The plan succeeds, but Kabir starts sympathizing with the Naxals, a choice that puts him at war with his best friend. Read More Read Less

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      Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express [Chakravyuh] works intermittently in the first half, and not too well in the stretched second. Rated: 2/5 Mar 22, 2019 Full Review Anil Sinanan Time Out It's hard to take the singing and dancing rebels seriously. Rated: 2/5 Oct 21, 2017 Full Review Guy Lodge Variety Substituting the usual Bollywood song-and-dance with pumped-up bullet ballet, this lengthy but propulsive pic puts a contempo political spin on a classic police-meller formula. Oct 13, 2012 Full Review Rich Cline A muscular tone and non-stop action draw us into this Bollywood thriller, which then surprises us as it explores some complex themes about ethics and loyalty. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 26, 2012 Full Review Shaun Munro What Culture Not without a few perverse, unintentional charms, but only recommendable to the most morbidly curious of viewers. Rated: 1.5/5 Oct 11, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      GAURAV I This movie completely glorifies Naxalites, Naxalites attack policemen and army soldiers by taking support of innocent villagers, children and women, where hundreds of soldiers are martyred every year and this movie put pressure on the viewers. It has been said that he considered Naxalites good. This is the kind of propaganda that terrorists use against army personnel in Kashmir. In this, the Naxalites and these terrorists have been shown to be revolutionaries again and again. Please don't watch. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 08/02/23 Full Review Audience Member What do you do when you want to project an age long serious national issue, with its all shades of grey, because over the period of time, stark black and white have ceased to exist? What do you do to make it interesting enough to make the audience invest their time and money and also keep it respectable enough so that the pain, fear and dilemma of lakhs of Indians concerned with it don't take a backseat in the name of sleaze and humour? YOU MAKE 'CHAKRAVYUH'. And how apt the name is. No beginning, nor end, just an ever going battle between fellow Indians, spreading fear and hatred amongst them, costing several Indian lives every year, most of whom take a bullet and/or undergo torture purely out of duty, without any personal greed or agenda! This is the present day scenario of Naxalite or Maowadi infected India. Prakash Jha has done a superb job of showing the ISSUE from all possible perspectives i.e. that of the maowadis, the government, the police, the military, the tribals and the MNCs. He is right when he says that the movie is 'not entertaining but engaging'. We, the urban population, should definitely see it to realize how futile our own preferences and how petty our own issues are in the wide canvas of the nation as a whole. Actually it is not just a movie, but a 'Social Service'. It may not much affect the current scenario, but will definitely provide much required awareness in the upcoming generation of aforesaid perspective holders. And that will make a difference. With every new movie, Arjun Rampal and Abhay Deol are coming across as pretty strong actors. Manoj Bajpai and Om Puri are as per expectation. Esha Gupta is OK. But the surprise package is the new actress, Anjali Patil, a gold medalist from NSD , who has sunk in her teeth so deep into the character that it is difficult to realize that she is just acting. Body language, dialect, appearance, nonchalance, aggression - everything is just perfect. She defines perfect casting and also reminds you of Smita Patil! A long scene between Arjun and Abhay needs special mention, wherein the two best friends argue about their different ideologies i.e. taking the side of the Maowadis Vs. taking the side of the Government. The scene has the required impact and Abhay is a strong passive actor. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Very predictable story line but dependable performances makes this one a one time watch. Not like Gangajal or Apaharan but better than horrible Aarakshan. Watch it for realistic portrayal of Naxalites. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Brilliant plot also featuring friendship,and how it affects people. A good insight into lives of the Naxalites. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Very interesting as a story, but it could be better be made into a documentary, it doesn't really convince you as a feature film... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Day: Tuesday Date: 15 Jan 2013 Time: 11.00 pm With: No one On: Laptop Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Adil enlists the help of his friend Kabir to infiltrate a Naxal organisation. The plan succeeds, but Kabir starts sympathizing with the Naxals, a choice that puts him at war with his best friend.
      Prakash Jha
      Prakash Jha, Sagar Pandya, Anjum Rajabali
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      2h 27m
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