Film: Chakravyuha; Cast: Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Anjali Patil, Esha Gupta, Om Puri, and Manoj Bajpayee; Director; Prakash Jha; Rating: ****
"Becket" beckons Bollywood once again. The immortal French play by Jean Anouilh was furnished with a sensitive renewability by Hrishikesh Mukherjee in the 1973 movie "Namak Haraam" and then again by Govind Nihalani in "Dev" (2004).
Now the story of two friends, separated by caste, creed and ideology, who are torn apart by their irreconcilable socio-political differences, is given a seriously spunky spin by Prakash Jha in Chakravyuha.
Straightaway, let's get to the point. This is Jha's most resolutely etched and firmly grounded drama since "Mrityudand", and a work way superior to his last two films - "Raajneeti" and "Aarakshan" - both of which suffered» Read full review