Chakra Film Assessment: Chakra begins with a prolonged sequence of a sequence of robberies that happen on Independence Day. The modus operandi of the robbers appears easy – goal the unguarded properties of the aged. The cops are perplexed by the sheer variety of properties robbed – 50. Gayathri (Shraddha Srinath), a somewhat trigger-happy cop is handed the case, and he or she realises that the home of her military main boyfriend Chandru (Vishal, in his traditional motion hero mode) can be among the many homes robbed. Chandru returns residence to search out that the robbers have additionally taken his late father’s Paramvir Chakra medal along with attacking his grandmother (KR Vijaya). He vows to nab the robbers who appear to have completed job of hiding their tracks. Will he have the ability to outwit the prison mastermind behind these robberies?
A minimum of on the conceptual degree, Chakra comes throughout as a non secular sequel to Vishal’s Irumbu Thirai, which was additionally concerning the battle between a superb robber utilizing the anonymity of the cyber world to commit crimes and a military man who’s personally affected by his crime. However when it comes to therapy, Chakra is hardly corresponding to that one. Rather than writing that used analysis to backup the storytelling, right here, Anandan’s writing is so broad with the analysis coming throughout as info dump. Proper from the informal method through which Chandru takes over the police investigation to the way through which he tracks down the criminals, the whole lot occurs too conveniently. The broad strokes strategy is also the explanation why the private stakes of the protagonist don’t come throughout successfully, because the director fails to ascertain the emotional attachment that the medal has to him. All that we get are just a few strains the place the hero says why it’s near him.
Even the crime itself is somewhat easy in nature in contrast, and the mastermind’s actions don’t replicate the intelligence that the movie says this character has. In distinction, Irumbuthirai managed to place throughout the menace in very actual phrases. The writing of the antagonist is kind of weak. We repeatedly see this character committing the silliest of errors and at no level does this character comes throughout as a formidable menace to the protagonist, who’s constructed up right into a larger-than-life character at each second. That is additionally why Regina Cassandra’s efficiency does not really feel punchy.
The writing of the feminine lead is worse. She will get a grand introduction solely to be decreased to a sidekick who’s repeatedly mansplained by the male lead. That Shraddha Srinath manages to lend this character some dignity and avoids making her one other ‘loosu ponnu’ heroine is a minor reduction.
Chakra is extra targeted on momentary thrills. Just like the cat-and-mouse stretch within the second half when the hero has to save lots of the incapacitated heroine from the antagonist regardless of being miles away and battling 100 goons. Or the well-choreographed stunt sequence (choreographed by Anbariv) in a jail cell when two criminals let unfastened and assault a cavalry of cops. Past such a handful of moments, the movie feels somewhat tame.