The trailer of Vishal–Shraddha Srinath starrer Chakra dropped this evening. 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.
Chakra’s begins with the same card we saw in the ‘glimpse of trailer’s released recently that says a cyber hacker is nothing but a bank robber with a different weapon in hand. What follows is a military officer (Vishal) investigating an unusual case of robbery in 49 houses including his own in various areas. Jibes at the corporate world, hacking world, and even the pioneer of ‘Digital India’ feature in the trailer. Shraddha seems to have a meaty role in the film and gets good amount of space in the trailer too.
While there is a striking similarity to Vishal’s Irumbuthirai, there’s possibly more to this film than just hacking. I am also placing my bet on Regina Cassandra being the masked hacker in the film.
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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, Nasser, Neelima Rani, and Srushti Dange in important roles. Chakra has cinematography by Balasubramaniem, editing by Shameer Muhammed and S Kannan on art. Anl Arasu has choreographed stunts with Pallavi Singh on costumes. Madhan Karky has penned the lyrics for songs.
On Monday, a ‘glimpse of trailer’ was released by the makers. The 30-second teaser had an impressive background score and did not reveal much about the film.
About this, director MS Anandan said, “Chakra is a film about cybercrime, but Irumbuthirai has nothing to do with it. The story is a significant one and will not be one that you will forget easily. It will be a gripping film.”
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 trailer here:
Meanwhile, Vishal also has his directorial debut Thupparivaalan 2 in which he’s starring coming up. 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.