2022 film directed by Rohit Shetty

Cirkus is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language period comedy drama film.[5][6] It is directed and produced by Rohit Shetty. The movie is also jointly produced by Rohit Shetty Productionz and T-Series.[7]

Directed byRohit Shetty
Screenplay byYunus Sajawal
Story by
Based onThe Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
Produced by
CinematographyJomon T. John
Edited byBunty Nagi
Music byAmar Mohile
Distributed byReliance Entertainment
Release date
  • 23 December 2022 (2022-12-23)
Running time
139 minutes[2]
Budget₹150 crore[3]
Box office₹46.04 crore[4]

Cirkus is a remake of the 1982 Hindi film Angoor which itself was based on William Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors.[8][9] Principal photography for the film began in November 2020 at Mumbai and also took place in Ooty.[10]

The film was theatrically released on 23 December 2022.[11] Panned by critics, the film underperformed at the box office and went on to become one of the biggest commercial failures of 2022.[12]

Plot change

In 1944, Dr. Roy Jamnadas (Murali Sharma), who is working on the theory of nature vs nurture, separates two sets of identical twins he finds at the doorstep of the orphanage he runs and gives them up for adoption to two different families, based in two different cities. One pair is given to a couple in Ooty and the other pair to a couple in Bangalore, and both the couples name them Roy and Joy. Roy 1 (Ranveer Singh) and Joy 1 (Varun Sharma)'s father runs a circus and after his death, they both take up the responsibility of running the circus. Roy 2 and Joy 2's father is a wealthy industrialist. Roy 1 has a strange connection with electricity and electric currents do not affect him. He uses this ability to show tricks at the circus and becomes famously known as 'Electric Man'. Elsewhere, Roy 2 receives electric shocks whenever Roy 1 comes into contact with electricity.

The story then moves forward 30 years. Roy 1's wife, Mala (Pooja Hegde), cannot conceive and wishes to adopt a child from the Jamnadas Orphanage, but Roy 1 is against the idea. Roy 2 is in love with Bindu but her father Rai Bahadur is skeptical about him as he had seen Roy 1 with Mala in Ooty and had mistaken him for Roy 2, thinking that he is cheating on Bindu. Roy 2 and Joy 2 come to Ooty to buy a tea estate and there is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding as people mistake them for the other pair of twins. Three robbers - Momo, Mango, and Chikki are after them to rob their money. They back off when Roy 2 gives them electric shocks and their boss, Polson Dada later comes to take revenge. They also come across Nagmani, the shady cab driver, and Bagheera, the dacoit turned hotel owner. Roy 2 thinks they are all part of a huge criminal gang that wants to rob them, and when they come across Mala, they think that she is the gang's leader.

Roy 1 decides to gift a diamond necklace to Mala but the jeweler mistakenly gives it to Roy 2, creating further confusion. Moreover, Bindu's father is now convinced that Roy 2 is married to Mala. On hearing this, Bindu threatens to end her relationship with him, not knowing that Mala is actually Roy 1's wife. All the confusion is cleared when both the pairs of twins come face to face at the circus and Dr. Jamnadas reveals the truth to them and his real intention behind separating them. They all reconcile and Roy 1 and Mala finally adopt a child from the orphanage and Roy 2 and Bindu plan to get married soon.

Later, five orphan boys - Gopal, Laxman 1, Madhav, Laxman 2, and Lucky come to stay at the orphanage, hinting at the events before Golmaal Again.

Cast change

References change

  1. "सर्कस".
  2. "Cirkus". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 21 December 2022.
  3. "BIGGEST FLOPS Bollywood 2022 Movie List: Samrat Prithviraj, Cirkus, Shamshera, films that FLUNKED at box office". Times Now. 30 December 2022.
  4. "Cirkus box office collection". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 24 December 2022.
  5. "Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty's Cirkus is a period comedy set in the 1960's". Bollywood Hungama. 9 December 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  6. "Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty feature in a dramatic BTS pic from Cirkus, final schedule begins". Hindustan Times. 27 March 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  7. "Ranveer Singh, Rohit Shetty to collaborate on 'Comedy of Errors' adaptation 'Cirkus'". The Hindu. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  8. "'Cirkus' A Different Take On 'The Comedy of Errors': Rohit Shetty". Outlook.
  9. Bharatvarsh, TV9 (17 November 2021). "क्या संजीव कुमार की 'अंगूर' से प्रेरित है रणवीर सिंह की 'सर्कस'? जानिए इस पर क्या बोले रोहित शेट्टी". TV9 Bharatvarsh (in Hindi). Retrieved 28 May 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. "Ranveer Singh starts shooting for Rohit Shetty's 'Cirkus'". The Times of India. 17 November 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  11. "Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty's Cirkus to release on December 23, 2022; first look poster confirms double role". Bollywood Hungama. 10 May 2022. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  12. "BIGGEST FLOPS Bollywood 2022 Movie List: Samrat Prithviraj, Cirkus, Shamshera, films that FLUNKED at box office". Times Now. 30 December 2022. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
  13. "BREAKING: Deepika Padukone joins Ranveer Singh in Rohit Shetty's Cirkus". Bollywood Hungama. 20 February 2021. Retrieved 8 April 2021.