'Chakravyuha'
Puneeth Rajkumar and Rachita Ram's "Chakravyuha" hits the screens on Friday. Pictured: A promotional material from "Chakravyuha."NK Lohith Twitter Account

Puneeth Rajkumar's "Chakravyuha" marks the directorial debut of Tamil filmmaker M Saravanan in Sandalwood. The movie is a remake of his Kollywood flick "Ivan Veramathiri," which starred Vikram Prabhu and Surabhi.

'Chakravyuha' Movie Stills

Rachita Ram has paired up with Puneeth Rajkumar for the first time. Tamil actor Arun Vijay is entering Kannada films as a baddie in "Chakravyuha," which also has Sadhu Kokila, Abhimanyu Singh, Bhavya, Rangayana Raghu and others in the cast.

"Chakravyuha" has the music of popular Tamil/Telugu composer S Thaman. A few songs, including "Geleya Geleya," have impressed the audience. The trailer and other promos have evoked lots of curiosity about the film. Hence, there are high expectations from the Kannada flick.

The movie tells the story of an ordinary man turning into a vigilante. The law minister incites violence in a college campus that kills three and leaves many injured. The police fail to take action on those behind the incident. It is then that an unemployed youth rises to the occasion to punish the offenders.

The hero employs a unique idea to seek revenge against the law minister, and what he does is the crux of the story.

Reviews:
The movie premiered in foreign countries on the evening of Thursday, April 28. Here is the international audience's response to the film:

Ranju tweeted: #Chakravyuha #powerstar #sydney premier show osm action fully power-packed @ShivuaDDa @cineloka @NamCinema
#Chakravyuha @TeamPuneeth action packed climax whole theater watching with open moutn#sydney premier show
@Preetham_world #powerstar has not disappointed his fans. Nice action comedy decent family entertainer# Chakravuyha
@TeamPuneeth @ShivuaDDa #Chakravyuha @KicchaSudeep dont miss the end cards voice over from Sudeep for Appu movie #sandalwood gr8.

Cinema_tharanga wrote: #ChakravyuhaDay--》 nice characterisations ..#arunVijay in negative role roars and impressive performance. ....#RangayanaRaghu is a surprise.
#ChakravyuhaDay --》interesting thrilling bgm by @MusicThaman ....interval block is very thrilling..
#ChakravyuhaDay--》 @Bindiya_Ram looks cute. ..#DimpleQueen..improved a lot in performance..managed to dance to the level of #PuneethRajkumar
#ChakravyuhaDay ...--》#GeleyaGeleya and duet song sung by #PuneethRajkumar and #kajolAgarwal is awesome. ....perfect Entertainer
#ChakravyuhaDay #PuneethRajkumar simple characterisation. .. 'fully action packed'. .."super dance"....in whole powerful performance..

Preetham posted: #chakravyuha @ChakravyuhaFilm @NammaAppu @Power_Star007 one time watch.. With good msg :)Don't keep expectation abt more commercial elements.
@ChakravyuhaFilm #chakravyuha a movie made for all. Its not a normal or a dhamaka like Appu previous movies.But watch it u never gets bored
@Sandalwoodnews @TeamPuneeth @ChakravyuhaFilm @NammaAppu so Overall Movie has awesome action, good message, Treat to watch.. Paisa vasool!

Cineloka.co.in wrote: #Chakravyuha - Good thriller, Climax is bit dramatic. Tailor made role for Power Star. @arunvijayno1 was too good. Worth a dekko - 3.5/5.
Interval. It was engaging. Romance part could have been better. BGM by @MusicThaman was too good
Movie is going at a good pace. #GelayaGelaya Song now. The Super Dancer Appu takes the center stage now. Wonderful choreography.
Team Thank #AbhinayaChakravarthy @KicchaSudeep & #JnrNTR in the title card.

Praveen Raju posted: #Chakravyuha Originality in the movie was missing which I think should be attributed to #Remake. Otherwise a good watch.
#Chakravyuha a good watch, an average budget movie with a good message. All characters have come well, Villain's acting commendable.

Priyanka tweeted: #Chakravyuha is a complete commercial package with ample of actions to make mass happy. The narration is good though the story is predictabl
#Chakravyuha has a message and its bonus for the audience. #PuneethRajkumar strikes chord...N whistle podu for @arunvijayno1
Romance b/w #PuneethRajkumar and #RachitaRam is speed breaker. Rating 3/5. #Chakravyuha

BlackMass tweeted: No solid content in d movie. Uneven screenplay . Zigzag between storyline. Neither with social message nor a romantic flick #ChakravyuhaDay.

Katti Raju posted: yaa watchd #Chakravyuha A neat action-thriller tailor made fr Powerstar.Powerstar shines in everything Dance,Action,Acting @Chakravyuhafilm

S Shyam Prasad wrote: Made for action. Love track a bit distracting. Some very good characterisation.
Interval. Expecting more action now. 

Preetham posted: #chakravyuha @ChakravyuhaFilm @NammaAppu @Power_Star007 one time watch.. With good msg :)Don't keep expectation abt more commercial elements.

Cineloka.co.in wrote: #Chakravyuha - Good thriller, Climax is bit dramatic. Tailor made role for Power Star. @arunvijayno1 was too good. Worth a dekko - 3.5/5.

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