Critics Review


A Film Dedicated To Cinematic Liberties & Convenience

director, MS Anadan seems to have learned the recipe to make a commercially rich action film incompletely from somewhere. The film constantly challenges logic & befriends convenience in the form of a screenplay. The film has two important women characters portrayed by Shradha Srinath & Regina Casandra. These characters are constantly schooled by the hero which questions the character's ability, IQ & common sense. Fair gender representation is not just about casting women in crucial roles but also in writing their characters strongly.(more)

Source: Meera Chithirapaavai, MovieCrow


This thriller has the effect of a comedy

The writing in Chakra is pedestrian and lacks heart, the film is devoid of an emotional core, and as for the villain, the character is an amusing caricature at best. (more)

Source: Sudhir Srinivasan, The New Indian Express


Chakra is watchable for the good moments in the first half, but could have held the suspense longer for better engagement.

The runtime of the film is also one of the major issues, as it should have ended at least 15-20 minutes before where it actually ends. The film runs out of steam in the fag end and it's visible. As mentioned earlier, all this is a result of lack of interesting points in the writing, that causes a huge drop in engagement. (more)

Source: Editorial Board,


An engaging thriller with Vishal in form.

Debutant MS Anandan has set his Chakra in the same universe as that of Vishal's hit cyber thriller Irumbu thirai, and succeeds in fairly engaging the audience, especially with the racy second half. While the plain narrative in the initial half of the movie sans thrills might hamper the excitement, the next part makes up for it with many interesting sequences(more)

Source: Editorial Board,


Vishal, Shraddha Srinath's thriller is a predictable hodgepodge

Debutante director MS Anandan�s Chakra, starring Vishal and Shraddha Srinath, is a hodgepodge of predictable twists punctuated by intolerable lectures.. Chakra is supposed to be the protagonist's search for his father's stolen Ashoka Chakra, but it ends up being the audience's search for a single moment of cleverness or skill(more)

Source: Ranjani Krishnakumar,


An average action thriller

Director Anandan has tried to give a racy look and feel to the film with the fast edit pattern. However, most of the scenes are predictable. Unlike, Irumbuthirai, here the antagonist is not powerful. The backstory lacks emotional connect and the only solace is the constant cat and mouse game between cops and the robbers. (more)

Source: moviebuff,