Vishal's 'Chakra' locks diwali release on OTT platform

With theatres not reopening soon, Vishal decided to release Chakra across the digital platforms.
Vishal's 'Chakra' locks diwali release on OTT platform
After combating the Coronavirus, actor Vishal is back in action with his latest film is the actioner 'Chakra', which is being getting ready for Diwali release.

In a recent interaction, Vishal has confirmed that his upcoming film Chakra is all set to be premiered on a leading OTT platform for this Diwali and the talks have been initiated.

“We are in discussion for an OTT release. But it’s definitely releasing this Diwali. We’ve just a few days of shooting left,” says Vishal. With only seven days of shoot left, the 'Chakra' team has resumed the shoot with all precautions in place suggested by government.

“More than me, it was my father whom I was most worried about.We both pulled through. Now I am back shooting for Chakra. All precautions in place. We are a crew of 35 people, all practicing the safety measures,” says Vishal.

Vishal also added that he doesn't think theaters would be reopened for another one year in India and the film industry should survive only through other revenue generation platforms.

“That’s how it is, and the movie industry needs to get used to it,” says Vishal. The star-actor runs an NGO which is looking after as many needy technicians and artistes as possible. “If there are Covid deaths, there are also an alarming number of suicides. It is heartbreaking to see the lower middle-class suffering so much. I feel really sad about the situation.”

In Chakra Vishal fights corruption in politics. “There is corruption and cheating everywhere. Even an everyday thing like ordering food at the restaurant , we get charged unbelievable amounts of taxes. Where does this money go? Today our money is being taken away without our knowledge.”

Chakra will open this Diwali. “Hopefully my fans will give it the same love from their homes that they would have given it in the theatre.” An official announcement about the same would be made soon.

Directed by debutant MS Anandam, the film is based on cyber crimes and scams in the country. The film was initially planned for summer release this year and is put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Vishal Film Factory bankrolled Chakra which is made on a budget of Rs 60 crores. Shraddha Srinath and Regina Cassandra are playing the female leads in the film. Yuvan Shankar Raja is composing the music for the film and Balasubramaniem is cranking the camera.


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