Chakra is a 2021 Indian Tamil action thriller film written and directed by MS Anandan in his directorial debut. The film stars Vishal, Shraddha Srinath, and Regina Cassandra. Themed on cybercrimes and e-commerce scams, the film follows a soldier and a police officer who work together to bring down a cyber hacker. Released theatrically on 19 February 2021, the film opened to mixed to positive reviews and became a moderate commercial success
50 robberies occurred on Independence Day, with two masked robbers looting houses. The entire police force is clueless without the slightest lead or evidence. ACP Gayathiri is assigned for the case investigation. Gayathri learns that the 50th house belongs to her ex-boyfriend Major Chandru. Chandru's grandmother gets injured in the theft in an attempt to safeguard the Ashoka Chakra medal, which was bestowed to Chandru's late father. Chandru joins Gayathri in the investigation to retrieve the medal and solve the case. Chandru checks the case details and information from the victims, only to realize that the robbers knew the exact location of Jewels in every house. He list down the people who can get access to houses and realizes that a company known as Dial For Help may be involved in the case and all 50 houses had been serviced by the company under a common number belonging to a person named Marimuthu.
The police rush to Marimuthu's house, only to find his wife there. Marimuthu's widow explains that her husband had died two years ago. Chandru, with no other clue returns. Meanwhile, a mysterious person calls the Commissioner and informs that he was responsible for all the thefts thus far and challenges the entire force that no one would be able to track him down. Accepting this as a challenge, Chandru tries to provoke the unknown person, who gives a clue to his location. They realize that it refers to a place, and they rush to the place, only to find destroyed computers. Chandru heads back to share the clues, where he reveals that the clue refers to the queen in chess and that the hacker had left a partial thumbprint on the scanner used to destroy all data. He further reveals that theft would occur in 58 more houses on August 23 due to the PM's arrival.
Chandru deduces that the hacker they were searching for was not a man, but a woman named Leela, a chess coach. A young Leela had loved her mother tremendously and both of them had a bond with each other. Her alcoholic and abusive father tortures her mother. One day, Leela wakes up to find her mother died in her sleep. Her father immediately marries another woman and brings with her two young sons. Later Leela's father reveals that he and his new wife had suffocated and killed Leela's mother. An enraged Leela kills both her father and stepmother using electricity and water. She uses her stepmother's two sons as baits for her thefts. A cat-and-mouse chase begins between Leela and Chandru where Leela makes several attempts to kill Chandru and his team. Chandru manages to capture Leela and hands her over to the police. Chandru gets a call from Leela, who escaped and challenges him for another game hinting a sequel.
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