Director: Sajit Warrior
Writer: Karan Shah, Chaitanya Chopra, Kailash Surendranath
Cast: PrateikBabbar, Simran Kaur Mundi, Shiv Pandit, Ashish Vidyarthi, Gopal Datt, RuhiDilip Singh
Producers: Sameer Nair, Aarti Gupta Surendranath, Deepak Segal, Kailash Surendranath
Release Date: 12th March 2021
PrateikBabbar and Simran Kaur Mundi’s cybercrime thriller series has made its way to OTT platform MX Player and has received mixed reviews. The web series is based on Anti-social Network: An Inspector Virkar Crime Thriller by Piyush Jha and has released with a total of 8 episodes that are available in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil. In this post, we will be discussing and reviewing the series based on different parameters.
The Storyline Of Chakravyuh
As mentioned above, Chakravyuh is based on Piyush Jha’s crime-based thriller that will take you on a frantic ride of crime and regular twists and turns. The story showcases the classic Mumbai that revolves around the murders and investigation of youths around the city and the investigation officer of the case is inspector Virkar (Prateik Babbar). Virkar is introduced as a half-psycho, hot-head inspector who guns down child rapists in a shootout shown in his entrance build-up.
As he moves ahead with his investigation, he came to know that a girl named Sagarika (Ruhi Singh) is behind all these crimes and murders. Social Media enthusiastic youngsters were getting killed during hookups, and hot-headed cop Virkar fell in love with Student Counselor while chasing the real villain. Things get even worse when Virkar loses his cyber expert, and his personal hacker becomes a victim of the villain’s trap. How will he solve this case and find the estranged villain? To find out all the motives behind these crimes and murders, tune into MX Player and stream all the 8 episodes of Chakravyuh.
I won’t say it was something extraordinary from Prateik Babbar, but he has definitely pulled off the role of Inspector Virkar. He is the shining star of the series, and playing a hot-head cop for the first time in his acting career has helped him get over different notions and perceptions already stamped by people about him. Ruhi Singh, who portrayed the role of Sagarika, has also looked decent in approach and played a really good hand in impressing the viewers. The veteran performer looked under the shallows and couldn’t justify his role owing to the poor plot. All the other characters from the series were either average or below-par.
The plot and the screenplay are the two major factors that spread animosity in Chakravyuh. The series plot is way below average, and it even looks funny sometimes. The series execution is poor, and the storyline is unable to make sense most of the time. Both the screenplay and plot could not seize the ploy. Many scenes don’t make any sense whatsoever. There’s one scene when the IP and Virkar try hacking the criminal’s computer. But, when they failed to do so, something beyond imagination takes place, the computer catches fire and gets damaged physically. I mean, how in the world a computer can catch fire without doing anything on it? Well, the writer must be having the answer to this question. Silly mistakes like these have been portrayed more than once, which has made this series look average.