Ashok Chakra is based on a true story and is a tribute to all the martyrs who lost their lives in the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. The movie begins with Assab (Rajan Verma) along with his colleagues, creating terror by killing innocent people of Mumbai. An emotional drama, the film ends on a positive note with Assab being hanged and his final words also being Jai Hind.
With a limited budget, director S P Muneshwar still has managed to make this film look realistic by highlighting the main events of that terrible night. From the phone traps to the firing at CST station, all have been effectively captured. While music is zilch, background score adds punch to the action scenes. Locations chosen are apt for the film.
The actors have done a decent job, especially Arun Bakshi who plays Maulana Masood Azhar. Rajan Verma does justice to his role and so do the other actors who portray the various characters of cops and terrorists.
As the Mumbai attacks took place in 2008 and many documentaries have already been made apart from newspaper editions being dedicated to it, the film has no novelty value.
Besides, not many people would want to relive the 26/11 incident as a means of entertainment.