Mumbai: MX Player today unveiled the gripping trailer of their upcoming original urban tech-crime thriller Chakravyuh.
The latest MX Player Original is an adaptation of the popular crime thriller book Anti – Social Network by Piyush Jha. The series takes the audience through a never-seen-before world of cybercrime and sexploitation through the lens of eccentric inspector Virkar, his tech junkie-partner Richard, and the beautiful psychiatrist Naina.
Chakravyuh is produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Kailash and Arti Surendranath’s Mayavid Online.
The series sees the inspector Virkar (played by Prateik Babbar) in a race against time and on a mission to unmask a ruthless blackmailer who uses the dark web and social networking sites to victimize young college students. This series will be releasing on March 12 and can be streamed for free on MX Player.
This is the story of an angry cop with his own brand of justice, who stumbles upon a case of ghastly murder. In the process of his investigation, Virkar comes across a group of tech-savvy miscreants who use the internet for blackmail and other illegal activity. With the help of an informant, a hacker and a student counselor, inspector Virkar is focused on finding the missing link between both these cases.
Prateik Babbar said: “I’m hoping to showcase my versatility as an actor with the eccentric Virkar. The series sees my character in a constant chase against time, trying to stay ahead of a ruthless blackmailer and not allowing the wrong to overpower the truth. Virkar is a cop who fights for the right in his own unique way – many a times steering away from the rule book and will go to any extent to follow the truth”.
Simran Kaur Mundi said: “This psychological drama is very relevant in today’s day and age as it highlights the current issues of the dark side of social media such as cyber-crime, hacking, etc. I hope the audience finds this concept interesting and enjoys the show”.
Directed by Sajit Warrier and written by Karan Shah and Chaitanya Chopra, the eight-episodic series is helmed by Prateik Babbar and stars Simran Kaur Mundi, Ashish Vidyarthi, Shiv Pandit, Ruhi Singh, Asif Basra, Gopal Dutt, Anjali Singh, Mahir Pandi, Ankit Narang and Ayehsa Kanga in pivotal roles.
Adding to the new offerings of Applause entertainment, the house behind popularly and critically acclaimed shows like Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, Criminal Justice, Bhaukaal, Hostages, and City of Dreams, amongst others, the series will be available exclusively on MX Player.