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Chekravyuh (चक्रव्यूह) 2012

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BannerPrakash Jha Productions, Eros International
DirectorPrakash Jha
WriterAnjum Rajabali
ProducerPrakash Jha
Music DirectorSalim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, Vijay Verma, Sandesh Shandilya, Shantanu Moitra, Aadesh Srivastav
CinematographySachin Krishn
Film EditingSantosh Mandal
Art DirectorJayant Deshmukh
Camera Operator
Assistant Cameramen
Playback SingersKailash Kher, Sukhwinder Singh, Salim Merchant, Benny Dayal, Shadaab Faridi, Shaan, Aadesh Srivastav, Sunidhi Chauhan, Rashid Ali
Character Actor/Actress
Adil KhanArjun Rampal
KabirAbhay Deol
RajanManoj Bajpayee
Rhea MenonEsha Gupta
Govind SuryavanshiOm Puri
RunnerHarsh Mainra
Krishna RajVinay Apte
Home MinisterKiran Karmarkar
JuhiAnjali Patil
NagaMurli Sharma
Aditya MahantaTanvir Singh
The plot is inspired by 1973 Hindi film Namak Haraam directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee starring Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. Chakravyuh is the story of two best friends: Adil (Arjun Rampal) and Kabir (Abhay Deol). Adil Khan, a highly decorated police officer is posted to Nandighat, after a horrifying massacre of 84 policemen. Within days, he discovers that the Maoists, led by the ruthless and charismatic Rajan (Manoj Bajpai), effectively control the area. They are able to swiftly thwart Adil's most determined efforts. Despite holding a position of enormous power as the SP of Nandighat, Adil has never felt so helpless in his career. But then, into his life, re-enters Kabir. Rootless, aimless, the quintessential rolling stone. His only anchor in life has always been his friendship with and his loyalty for Adil. The maverick proposes an outrageous plan: He will infiltrate Rajan's group and be Adil's informer, and together they will smash the Maoist organization in Nandighat. In spite of his apprehensions, Adil agrees. Sure enough, Kabir gets in and craftily wins their confidence, as only he can. He secretly begins informing Adil, who starts attacking the Maoists with great success. An enormous cache of arms is raided; two top national leaders and 63 activists are killed at an arms-training camp, and Rajan himself is captured. Within weeks, Adil-Kabir turn the game, pushing the Maoists onto the back foot. But Kabir also begins discovering a different reality: The abject helplessness of the rural poor, brutally displaced in the name of development, the fruits of which never reach them; their land, their forest, their water snatched by their own government to allow big business to exploit the area and its people further. As the poverty and desperation rise, so does a cry of anger, giving birth to the Naxalite who believes the only way to counter this is with a gun. Kabir also can't help getting close to the activists. and he begins identifying with them: Rajan; Babu; Venu; and Juhi (Anjali Patil), a dedicated revolutionary with a tender heart, who has seen pain like none other. She begins to fall in love with Kabir. The confusion in Kabir's heart intensifies dangerously until he is on the horns of a ghastly dilemma: Who does he support now? Who does he fight? He finds himself in a chakravyuh from which there is no retreat now. And yet, before Kabir can make one last desperate attempt to resolve this with his friend Adil, events hurtle him into making choices that would put him at war with him. A war that would change the future of the region. A war that can end only when one of them destroys the other.
Release Date24-October-2012
Budget₹20 crore
Revenue₹17.3 crore

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