Chakravyuh (2012)

Hindi 2 hrs 32 mins Social
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Review Summary: In an era dominated by entertainers and remakes with almost every film-maker eyeing the...

Average Critic Rating: (2.85)
Cast: Abhay Deol , Arjun Rampal , Om Puri , Esha Gupta , Manoj Bajpai , Anjali Patil , Kabir Bedi , Murli Sharma , Chetan Pandit , Kiran Karmarkar , S. M. Zaheer , Mukesh Tiwari , Daya Shanker Pandey , Vinay Apte , Brij Gopal
Director: Prakash Jha
Release Date: 24 Oct 2012
Est. Box Office Collection: 14.7 CR

Plot: Adil Khan ( Arjun Rampal ), 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 Read more

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Prakash Jha picks a sensitive subject of social relevance but in his attempt to pander to popular cinema, he incorporates too many Bollywoodisms that prevent 'Charavyuh' from becoming an intense political drama. Jha spends too much time trying to make the
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
It's interesting to note how Prakash Jha (Aarakshan, Raajneeti) makes a stinging statement through the language of irony.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
Gritty but inconsistent middle-of-the-road film
Rachit Gupta, FilmFare
Chakravyuh is, ultimately, a victim of typical Bollywood excesse
Suprateek Chatterjee, Hindustan Times 
In an era dominated by entertainers and remakes with almost every film-maker eyeing the...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
In the end, Chakravyuh is nothing more than an average action flick in the garb of relevant cinema where socio-politico turmoil is nothing more than a prop and gun-toting militants in uniforms and bandanas hollering 'Lal Salaam' fill up the frames.
Sukanya Verma, Rediff 

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Director :Prakash JhaMusic :Salim-Sulaiman, Aadesh Shrivastava, Shantanu Moitra, Sandesh Shandilya and Vijay VermaLyrics :Turaz, Irshad Kamil, Ashish Sahu and Panchhi JalonviStarring :Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Manoj Bajpayee, Esha Gupta and Anjali PatilOc
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Chakravyuh is an absolute must for all Prakash Jha fans, unmissable for Arjun Rampal supporters and definitely one to watch for all Manoj Bajpai diehards. Given the topic it is an eye opener for the audience, who will definitely take a lesson or two away
Anjum Shabbir, Bolly Spice
Kabir goes undercover to help his cop-friend Adil destroy a Naxalite group. Will Kabir stay true to his mission or will he become a traitor?
Meena Iyer, Times of India
It's a film that could have left a lasting impression but fails to live up to the hype.
Rohit Khilnani, India Today
The editing by Santosh Mandal could have been more austere. But the loose moments never overpower the film's strong convictions and powerful story structure.Chakravyuh ends with Mr Jha's voiceover warning us of growing inequality in the Indian social stru
Filmmaker Prakash Jha is known for his strong and powerful social-political cinematic experience, and thus again he had presented something similar with a different topic to the moviegoers. Considering this different and interesting topic, along with the
Aakash Barvalia, Movie Zadda
Movie Details Release date: Oct 24, 2012 Language: Hindi Genre: Drama, Social Cast & Crew: 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 PandyaBook Tickets|Watch Trailer
Prakash Jha is one of the few.
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Thought provoking and realistic, recommended for thinking audience
Bharat Student
chakravyuh is a surprisingly smooth ride. Perhaps it is sometimes too smooth --but at least its simplifications are never cringe-worthy.
Trisha Gupta, First Post
Chakravyuh is a dull, dry and drab drama which lacks in entertainment. It may be liked by lovers of realistic cinema but that simply won't be enough for the film to score at the box-office. Losing.
You could skip it!
Roshni Devi, Koi Moi
Both Arjun Rampal and Abhay Deol acted nicely but I wish, subject could have been better handled by Prakash Jha.
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Music is good too as several music composers create melodies that suit the genre of this film
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
Released on 24-10-’12 (Wednes­day) at Eros (daily 1 show), New Excelsior (daily 3 shows) and other cinemas of Bombay by Eros International. Publicity: good. Opening: dull in spite of Dassera holiday. …….Also released all over. Opening was quite weak at mo
Komals Reviews
Arjun Rampal tries too hard, Abhay Deol doesn’t try hard enough
Keyrun Rao, Bollywood Life
A village in the prime Red Corridor, Nandighat is the area where the Naxal activities are in full swing led by Rajan (Manoj Bajpayee), Juhi (Anjali Patil) and Marxist leader Professor Govind Suryavanshi (Om Puri: excellent choice). Post the killing of 84
Kaushik Ramesh, Planet Bollywood
One has to still acknowledge that when compared to his last film 'Aarakshan', Prakash Jha does more than just scratches the surface with 'Chakravyuh'. Also, his conviction in telling this tale is more than apparent. This is established in the way he spins around the tale, hence picking up from newspaper headlines and other research material and keeping the narrative intact for most part of this 150 minutes long film. Yes, there was scope to go further down the line and bringing out deeper facts but for the material he had in hand, he made sure that the point was well conveyed to the audience.
India Glitz
Chakravyuh gets mired by the Bollywood commercial retrains. A little more in-depth portrayal about the Naxal issue could've worked better for the film.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
-One the whole Chakravyuh is yet another hard hitting film from Prakash Jha, which shows its intentions right from its first frame. Gripping screenplay, intense drama and some stunning revelations are sure shot plus. On the flip side, lengthy scenes and l
Avad M, Bollywood 3