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Chakravyuh  (2012 - Hindi)

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  • answers unanswered question of Nihlani in Dhrohkal

    Chakravyuh rating: 0 out of 10(dinesh kumar wrote on 27 Oct 2012)

    About two decades ago well known producer director Govind Nihlani had
    came with a well researched film “Dhrohkal” on various kinds of
    extremism haunting the country . In the film in a confident move two
    senior police officials send three infiltrators from their ranks and
    files in to a militant organization to obtain secret information, know about about their activities, their foreign support
    and other details. The three infiltrators were supposed to gain
    confidence of those associated with the militant group and finally
    emerge as their leader so as to help the country finish them. Though
    one of the police officers who had infiltrated the terrorist was
    killed in the process, the second police officials kills the militant
    commander and commands the lone surviving infiltrators to kill him and
    assume the top position in the organization. And as all this happened
    in the end Nihlani left the audience confused and guessing the
    question whether the new infiltrator commander would remain loyal to
    the police government or the militant organization.

    Two decades later as the government in our country has moved
    decisively to the sides of big and foreign capital in the country to
    the detriment of other classes and the gap between the have and have
    nots have widened manifold along with the spread of Maoists to more
    than 200 districts , director Prakash Jha has come with a film in
    which a true friend of a senior police official who infiltrates the
    Maoist circle to capture their leader and pass on crucial information
    finally not only takes the side of the Maoists but fights on their
    behalf but to the end ensures the safe passage of the core leaders of
    the Maoists at the cost of his life to keep the movement alive. While
    Nihlani was totally silent on this particular question , his
    socio-political thriller set in the country’s red corridor where
    Maoist insurgents oppose industrialisation because it leads to the
    displacement of the tribal population instead of leaving people
    guessing or confused, Jha preferred to send the infiltrators with
    those opposed to the displacement for the greed of few in a most
    effective manner. Thanks to the brilliantly-written words and the
    restrain with which the two main actors played by Arjun Rampal and
    Abhay Deol put their viewpoints forward in Chakravyuh during the
    turning point the sequence scorches the screen.

    Ideologically the Naxalites were opposed to trade unions and were of
    the strong belief that India doesn’t have any monopoly capitalist but
    the Indian capitalists are all compradors like the capitalists in
    China prior to the people’s war and in India too their primary task is
    to fight imperialism (a danger which seems to be coming closer) with
    arms in hand organizing the peasantry and encircle the urban areas
    with the organized rural mass. However in the last one decade as the
    industrialists started proceeding towards the mineral rich tribal
    influence with Naxal influence, the Maoists confronted with the
    capitalists in a major way creating an impact and expanding their
    influence manifold. In West Bengal the Maoists fought against the
    violent pursuit of industrialization by the CPI M ruled government and
    the negative reaction created by the violent incidents at Nandigram
    and Singur during the 2007-2008 period contributed majorly to the Left
    parties loosing power in West Bengal after 34 years. The mehangai song
    in the film too succeeded in creating an impact and is hit as it dared
    to target the capitalists in their lyrics.

    Borrowing Nandi from Nandigram, Jha creates a district named Nandighat
    somewhere in the Maoist red corridor somewhere in Madhya Bharat where
    the local populace speaks local Chhattisgarhi dialect and has woven
    fictional elements and characters with real incidents and people to
    present a film that touches the right cord. The film has a mention of
    the sem quassi militia Salva Judam, the Tadamtola incident in which
    several innocents were massacred and all other development which
    haunted and continues to haunt the Maoist rebellion in Chhattisgarh
    and elsewhere in the country. Chakravyuh ends with a voiceover warning
    of widening gap between the rich and the poor with 25 families
    controlling a majority of nation’s wealth and more than 65 percentage
    people living on a paltry earning of Rs. 30 per day being the main
    reason behind the spread of Maoists to more than two hundred districts
    in the country.

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