Chakravyuh (English: “Squared formation”) is a 2012 Indian political drama film directed by Prakash Jha starring Arjun Rampal in the lead role with Abhay Deol, Esha Gupta, Manoj Bajpayee and Anjali Patil in supporting roles. Chakravyuh aims to be a social commentary on the issue of Naxalites. The first theatrical trailer of Chakravyuh was released at midnight on 16–17 August 2012. The film released on Durga Puja. Chakravyuh released in 1100 cinemas in India. Despite being well-praised and really close to reality, the movie failed to attract an audience. The plot is inspired by 1973 Hindi film Namak Haraam, and the 1997 Telugu film Sindhooram.