When you put Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty together, you expect a laughter riot, and the team of Cirkus promised exactly that. Taking inspiration from the old classics like Ram Aur Shyam and Seeta Aur Geeta without the abusive familial trope, Rohit Shetty tries to deliver a comedy, but whether he delivers or not is questionable. Cirkus stars Ranveer Singh, Varun Sharma, Pooja Hegde, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Murali Sharma in prominent roles.
No comedy, only errors
Rohit Shetty wanted to deliver a social message through Cirkus; that blood is not thicker than water, and people are a result of how they are raised. Unfortunately, he fails spectacularly. Cirkus follows three sets of Roy and Joy. One set of Roy (Murali Sharma) and Joy (Uday Tikekar) runs an orphanage, and another Roy (Ranveer Singh) and Joy (Varun Sharma) run a circus, and then we have the third Roy and Joy, again played by Ranveer and Varun respectively who are just there to create confusion. For a movie that was supposed to be rib-ticklingly funny, Cirkus was just a dizzying snoozefest. There was no comedy in this comedy of errors, in fact, this entire movie was one big error.
No redemption in this tragedy
Even Ranveer Singh with all his enthusiasm and a double role could not save this tragedy of epic proportions. For a character titled the ‘Electric Man’, this movie ironically lacked any voltage whatsoever. At no point in Cirkus was there a moment where it got a chuckle out of me or any of the audience. This has to be the drabbest comedy made in recent times and is an utter waste of Ranveer Singh’s talents.
There’s nothing in the movie that works. The film lacks a plot, the actors don’t deliver, none of the punchlines land, and the visuals though pretty are just too much. Cirkus is a very busy film with way too many characters who are doing nothing and yet too much at the same time. And from the Golmaal reference at the end of the movie, it looks like Shetty is planning to set up a new comedic universe and that would be another tragedy.
Cirkus is now in theatres, but it’s best to avoid it. And if you have some bucks to spare, well, go get a drink, peeps!
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