'Chakravyuh' Plot Similar To 'Namak Haraam'?
By MovieTalkies.com, 18 August 2012
The trailer of Prakash Jha's hard hitting political drama Chakravyuh was unveiled recently and one couldn't help but associate the storyline to an extent with the Amitabh Bachchan-Rajesh Khanna hit film Namak Haraam.
The 1973 film Namak Haraam revolved around a rich industrialist Amitabh Bachchan's childhood friend Sonu (played by Rajesh Khanna), who pretends to be a factory worker to win the trust of the labour union in order to break their unity but ends up sympathizing with them and locking horns with the management and his old friend.
Similarly, in Chakravyuh, Abhay Deol's character is shown to be a good friend of anti-Naxal cop Adil (Arjun Rampal), who infiltrates a Naxal group to win their trust and betray them later, but ends up understanding their point of view and changing sides, leading to a conflict between himself and his old friend Adil.
Based on the Naxal issues of North India, Chakravyuh also stars Om Puri, Manoj Bajpayee and Esha Gupta in pivotal roles.