Chakra- Impressive cybercrime drama ( 3.25/5)
Hero Vishal and heroine Shraddha Srinath’s intense thriller, Chakra has been carrying decent buzz among the moviegoers. Being helmed by MS Anandan, the film is out for the public viewing today. Let’s see how it goes.
In order to crack the fifty robberies case that happen at different places in Hyderabad on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, a cop named Gayatri ( Shraddha Srinath) enters the scene. To lend his support to Gayatri, her boyfriend and Army officer Subhash Chandra Bose ( Vishal) also joins the team. Who is behind the series of robberies? How they will use the new age technology and hacking system to commit these crimes? Will Subhash Chandra Bose and Gayatri be able to solve this massive cybercrime? To know the answer to all these questions, we have to catch the film in the cinemas near you.
Performance-wise, Vishal did his part decently as doing this kind of roles is not a new thing for this actor. Being an action hero, Vishal did well in all the hard-hitting action sequences will his appealing presence. Heroine Shraddha Srinath gets a meaty role in which she literally lived up and creates a solid impact. She came out of the comfort zone and did a role which has strong characterization and purposeful space in the narration.All the digital and new age technologies connected with the concept of cybercrimes are being showcased neatly and impress largely.
Though the film is an intense investigation thriller, it suffers from a few loopholes and cinematic liberties during the narration part. Army officer directly stepping into the local crime investigation lacks proper presentation and misses logic in it. In order to elevate Vishal’s character, a few unwanted scenes are incorporated in the narration part which may not go well with the regular audience.
Director cum screenwriter MS Anandan came up with an interesting concept added with unique treatment. But if he would have taken time in rectifying all the loopholes, the narration would have been even more engaging. Cinematography by Balasubramaniam is okay but could have been better. Editing by Thiyagu is good as he took care of making the film’s run time short and sweet. Production values for this medium budget film are decent. Last but not least, music by Yuvan Shankar Raja is brilliant as his background score during all the crucial scenes will make the audience hooked to the plotline.
In an overview, Chakra is a racy thriller set in the cybercrimes and hacking backdrop. Though there are a few loopholes in the narration, the presentation and performance of Vishal and Shraddha Srinath’s performance make Chakra a good watch for the audience who like investigative thrillers.