Rohit Shetty’s ‘Cirkus’ Flops at the Box-Office

Cirkus, directed by Rohit Shetty and starring Ranveer Singh, Pooja Hedge and Jacqueline Fernandez has had a disastrous box-office debut.

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"Cirkus is surprising blah"

Bollywood film Cirkus, starring Ranveer Singh, reportedly made between Rs 6.35 and Rs 7.35 crore (£700,000) on its first day of release.

All eyes were on the Cirkus movie, which starred Ranveer Singh, to revive the allure of the film among moviegoers.

However, the Rohit Shetty-directed movie fell short of expectations since few people saw it.

The movie barely made Rs 7.40 crore (£700k) on day 3 after earning Rs 6.25 crore (£600k) and Rs 6.40 crore on December 23 and December 24, respectively.

According to sources, Cirkus saw a little growth of roughly 15% on Sunday, December 25, 2022.

Given that it was Christmas, there was a lot of anticipation for the movie.

The film industry also hoped that Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh’s partnership would enable theatres to once more rejoice with packed counters.

Whilst moviegoers in India typically enjoy Rohit Shetty’s movies, Cirkus hasn’t been able to demonstrate a mentionable increase during the holiday season.

Despite a cameo by Deepika Padukone in the film as well, who appears accompanying her off-screen husband, Ranveer Singh, Cirkus failed to win over audiences at the box office and with reviewers as well.

Shubhra Gupta, an Indian film reviewer, described the movie as “blah” in her review.

“So you gear yourself up for the usual garish, all-colours-of-the-rainbow Shetty tamasha, especially because you think Ranveer Singh is at hand to rescue it from its slushy parts.

“But for a film which gives us two Ranveers for the price of one, especially when one has been granted the superpower of controlling electricity, Cirkus is surprising blah.

“Revving up the livewire Ranveer up with ‘bijli ke jhatke’ is so extra that it should have induced non-stop, over-the-top hilarity, Shetty style.

“But the gags don’t land; neither does, for the most part, the lead star.”

Rohit Shetty recently gained a reputation in Bollywood as a filmmaker who can consistently produce success.

Even at the busiest time of COVID-19, the director was able to make history by bringing large audiences to see Sooryavanshi in cinemas.

In actuality, the movie made a net income of Rs 195 (£19 million) crore at the box office.

Simmba, a film starring Ranveer Singh, which went on to gross Rs 239 crore (£23 million) at the box office, beat it with arguably his career-best profits.

However, it appears that the Rohit-Ranveer team was unable to work their magic on Cirkus.

Ilsa is a digital marketeer and journalist. Her interests include politics, literature, religion and football. Her motto is “Give people their flowers whilst they’re still around to smell them.”