Filmmaker Prakash Jha, who always
uses the backdrop of politics or political issues for his
stories, is ready with his latest offering Chakravyuh
explores Naxal insurgency.
"My message is to be able to understand the whole issue
of Naxalism Why, What, How. To bring into limelight the
tragedy that is unfolding every single day in the larger part
of our country," Jha told reporters here.
"If you ask me for solution, I would say if you have been
able to diagnose the issues with open eyes and mind, solutions
will come. It was important to look into this matter and bring
it into public domain. Everyone is suffering because of this.
We felt the timing was right for this film," he added.
The 60-year-old Gangaajal
director has also met a few
"I have been meeting them even before we started working
on this film. They are just like all of us. They say
opportunities should be equal for everyone, they want everyone
should benefit from the society.
"So in this battle I agree with them, but yes, the way of
doing things is not right. There should be discussions and
debate," Jha said.
Actor Abhay Deol plays the role of a young rebel,
newcomer Anjali Patil and veteran Manoj Bajpayee play Naxalite
leaders, and Om Puri plays a professor in the film, while
Arjun Rampal plays a police officer.
"I am fortunate enough to get a good mix of actors. For
the role of cop, Arjun Rampal was someone who came to mind
immediately. Even before I developed the script fully I
blocked his dates.
"For Abhay's character we were thinking we need someone
who could be vulnerable and yet do action, someone who does a
U-turn and becomes most dangerous person. Manoj Bajpayee and
Om Puri are brilliant. While Esha Gupta and Anjali Patil fit