A ‘glimpse of trailer’ of Vishal–Shraddha Srinath starrer Chakra dropped today. Helmed by debutant MS Anandan, a former associate of director Ezhil, the film is being bankrolled by Vishal’s Vishal Film Factory. He reportedly plays an army officer in the film while Shraddha will be seen as a cop. Regina Cassandra also has a significant role in the film.
The 30-second teaser of sorts doesn’t reveal much about the film. All we see is a card that says a cyber hacker is nothing but a bank robber with a different weapon in hand, a masked man with some coding running over his mask and a back shot of Vishal getting ready for some action with some henchmen. Yuvan‘s score is pretty impressive in the video.
Here We Go !!
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Dubbing work for the film began in March but came to a halt midway due to the suspension of all film-related activity. Recently, the team commenced with editing and other post-production activities after permission was granted by the Tamil Nadu government. The team was seen working with a limited crew donning masks.
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Chakra reportedly deals with Vishal’s search for his father’s missing Param Vir Chakra set in the backdrop of fraudulent practices occurring in the online business. It is touted to be a technological thriller.
Speaking about the artistes of the film, Anandan said, “Every character has a backstory and substantial role in the film. When I narrated the story to Vishal, he immediately agreed to do the story while also agreeing to produce it under his home banner. He even told me that I needn’t alter any of the characters written in the story.”
He added, “After a lot of confusion, I decided to rope in Shraddha who is known for taking up unique roles. Regina was also brought on board in the same way.”
The film also stars Robo Shankar, KR Vijaya, Manobala, and Srushti Dange in important roles. Chakra will have cinematography by Balasubramaniem, editing by Shameer Muhammed and S Kannan on art. Anl Arasu will choreograph stunts with Pallavi Singh on costumes. Madhan Karky will pen lyrics for the songs.
The team is reportedly left only with a week’s shoot and will complete work once the lockdown is lifted and release the film. Shot in Chennai and Coimbatore, Chakra was to earlier hit screens on May 1.
Watch the video here:
Meanwhile, Vishal also has his directorial debut Thupparivaalan 2 in which he’s starring. The first look poster of the film has been unveiled. The film was mired in controversy, with Vishal sparring with director Mysskin. The director also lashed out against the actor during a recent press interaction in Chennai.
Vishal has also been distributing ration, food, and essential items through his ‘Makkal Nala Iyakkam’ and ‘Devi Arakattalai’ to those in crisis during the lockdown across Tamil Nadu. The actor has reportedly supported about 5,000 people including trans women, daily wagers of the film industry, ‘Nadigar Sangam’ actors, and health workers through this.
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