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Review: Chakra ka rakshak by Jyothi Venkatesh

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Producer-Vishal Krishna Reddy

Director- M.S. Anandan

Star Cast- Vishal, Shraddha Srinath, Regina Cassandra, Robot Shankar, K.R. Vijaya , Manobala and Nassar

Genre- Thriller

Rating- **1/2 (Two and a half)

Jyothi Venkatesh

The story revolves around a mass robbery that happens on Independence Day in and around Chennai

The film was initially touted to be the sequel of Vishal’s previous action thriller hacker film Irumbu Thirai which became a success at the box OFFICE in 2018.

The film was rumored to be titled as Irumbu Thirai 2 as the film genre was quite similar to the former.

However the film was later titled as Chakra by the filmmakers as the film story revolves around Ashoka Chakra which is the highest peacetime military decoration in India.

The story revolves around a mass robbery that happens on Independence Day in and around Chennai

While Vishal plays an Army OFFICER, Shraddha plays a cop in the film. Chakra Ka Rakshak is a cyber-crime thriller where an OFFICER is set on a mission to take down a bunch of goons who practice evil acts on the internet with impunity.

Chandru enters the scene to solve the mystery behind the thefts

Army OFFICER  Chandru (Vishal) swings into action when 49 households in a neighborhood are robbed by a gang of hackers and cyber criminals on Independence Day.

Even as the cops are still trying to figure out the what, why and how of the crimes our protagonist Chandru enters the scene to solve the mystery behind the thefts and and the mastermind behind them.

Police OFFICER Gayatri (Shraddha Srinath) helps him and, together, they do manage to bring the criminals, headed by a tough as nails female antagonist Leela (Regina Cassandra) to book.The film is a dubbed Hindi venture from the Tamil original titled Chakra

Vishal who has also produced the film does a fine job as Chandru. He breathes fire in action and stunt scenes but should’ve performed better in scenes requiring him to act.

Chakra Ka Rakshak is just about an average fare meant for those who are intelligent and may not appeal to the front benchers

Shraddha Srinath is good. Regina Cassandra is a revelation in the role of Leela. Srushti Dange and Robot Shankar are adequate.

Nassar is good as Chandru’s father. Though the track which involves Manobala, as Shraddha Srinath’s grandfather seems to be just thrust into the track and does not contribute in any way to the film.

Yesteryear actress K.R. Vijaya and Ravikanth provide good support. In a radically different move from the usual, the director does not incorporate any angle of palpable romance in the track and there is a zilch music track for relief.

The dubbing also leaves a lot to be desired and the worst about the film is that while dubbing even the places in Chennai have been kept as it is and not modified into North Indian cities

To sum up, Chakra Ka Rakshak is just about an average fare meant for those who are intelligent and may not appeal to the front benchers or for that matter the masses.