Posted on July 29, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Bollywood What's Happenin'

Prakash Jha’s Chakravyuh!

Prakash Jha’s is producing and directing a new movie titled “Chakravyuh- The Enemy Within,” starring  Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai, Esha Gupta, Anjali Patil and Om Puri!


Chakravyuh is the story of two best friends: Adil and Kabir. 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, lead by the ruthless and charismatic Rajan, 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 raided, two top national leaders and 63 activists killed at an arms-training camp, and, Rajan himself captured! Within weeks, Adil and Kabir turn the game in their favor but Kabir starts to see a different side of his enemy. 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; begins identifying with them. Rajan, Babu, Venu, and Juhi. A love story develops as Juhi, a dedicated revolutionary with a tender heart, starts to fall for Kabir. After seeing the good in his enemy and finding love with Juhi where will Kabir turn next?

  Be sure to keep it locked on Urban Asian to find out more on Chakruvyuh releasing later this year!

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