Chakravyuh - Notepad

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quick review:

An engaging, must-be-heard story told with great balance. Yet, half-hearted focus on relationships distracts from the main story.


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Plot Summary

The naxals are fighting on behalf of the weak. But are their means to get to their end right? In the midst are caught an honest police officer Adil Shaikh (Arjun Rampal) and his friend Kabir (Abhay Deol).

What Worked

  • The basic plot and point the makers are trying to make

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The sound system in the theater I watched Chakravyuh in. The voices seemed to echo in the first 10-15 minutes. And the setting during songs was such that the voice was drowned by the music.
  • The scene where Adil Shaikh wins the confidence of the villagers - the scene was too long and the situation over-simplified.
  • Music in the scene in which Kabir is running into the forest for the first time.
  • The disclaimer in the 'mehengai' song. Either the makers should've chosen different names or had the guts to stick to what they were implying.
  • Use of rain to depict overall sadness. Aren't we done with this metaphor yet?