Darshan’s Chakravarthy, which was released on Friday, April 14, opened to fairly positive reviews. The Kannada movie also made a fantastic collection on its first day in the state. Some multiplexes also had midnight shows, which rarely happens for a movie in South India. All this proves the extent of hype that was generated by Chakravarthy.
Chakravarthy had created a lot of positive buzz, which resulted in a good response during the pre-booking stages. The Sandalwood movie was released in over 250 screens across the state. Cashing in on the craze, the makers had also organised special early morning shows and midnight shows in places like Mysuru and Hospet.
Darshan’s Chakravarthy is about an underworld don Shankar, played by Darshan. Some of the portions in the film have been inspired by the real-life stories of the gangsters who operated in Bengaluru in the ’80s and ’90s. The film hints at reformed gangster Muthappa Rai, although there are no direct references.
A good movie with a little confusing story makes its way to the theaters. The Movie has much bigger thing to see which is Darshan’s acting while the antagonist is his real life brother Dinakar Thoogudeepa. Even his performance in the movie went decently according to the role. But Action choreography doesn’t get any better through the rest of the film, with predictable slow-motion shots of the hero felling villains with a single blow and pitiful gun battles that are more comic than thrilling.