There are four twins in the Jamnadas Orphanage. When two different families come to adopt them, the doctor (Murli Sharma) swaps the twins to prove one of his logics. He wants to show the world that for a child, it is not his lineage, but his upbringing that is important. Both the families name their children Roy (Ranveer Singh) and Joy (Varun Sharma). In this way, one pair reaches the house of a businessman in Bangalore, while the other pair reaches the owner of the circus in Ooty. All four are living their lives peacefully, when one day, after almost 30 years, Roy and Joy from Bangalore have to come to Ooty for some work. Confusion only starts from here. Now in Ooty city there are two Roy’s and two Joy’s.. Sometimes people collide with one and sometimes with the other. The more confused people get, the more both Roy and Joy get confused. In such a situation, what will happen when all four come face to face? Will they find out the truth about their swap? The story revolves around this.
Ranveer Singh is one fine actor who has given back to back stellar performances. But Circus is one of his weaker films in terms of acting. This film, this story does not do justice to the talent of Ranveer Singh. The screenplay of the film is so weak that they don’t have much to do. Neither does he pair well with Pooja Hegde, nor with Jacqueline. Ranveer Singh and Varun Sharma’s chemistry is right at some places. Pooja Hegde should pay a lot of attention to her screen presence. At the same time, Jacqueline had a very weak character. If seen, the real stars of this film are its supporting actors. Sanjay Mishra, Siddharth Jadhav have some crucial scenes where they give their best. But Rohit Shetty has left the characters of actors like Murali Sharma and Johnny Liver very weak this time.
Be it comedy films or action films, Rohit Shetty has his own style and he is the best in it. But let me tell you, Circus is his weakest film till date. The screenplay written by Yunus Sajawal is very loose, due to which the film looks average in every aspect despite having a strong starcast. Rohit Shetty has tried to make people a little nostalgic, sometimes through retro songs, sometimes through Golmaal twist. The film gets a bit better in the second half. But from the very beginning the story goes so flat that it is difficult for you to stay hooked to the film. Not only this, but this would probably be the first time that Rohit Shetty has not done justice to his characters as well. All the characters seem half-baked. At the same time, the biggest regret is seeing the climax.. the way the whole set up of the circus has been ruined in this film.. that reminds you of “Phir Hera Pheri” where the circus sequence was shot brilliantly. .
The film’s dialogues are written by Farhad Samji, Vidhi Ghodgaonkar and Sanchit Bendre, which are pretty average. Neither does it make you emotional, nor does it make you laugh. Bunty Nagi’s editing and Jomon T John’s cinematography doesn’t impress. Especially the color effect that has been given, it stings in the eyes. Rohit Shetty has shot his films on such a set up before also, but it did not work in the circus. Amar Mohile’s background score is a positive.
The music of the film is given by Devi Sri Prasad, Badshah and Lijo George-DJ Chetas. The album of the film is very weak. Apart from the song “Current Laga Re” picturized on Ranveer-Deepika, no song reaches your heart and mind. There are only three songs in the film, but they are so average that they do not leave any impact on the film.
Rating – 2 Star
It would not be wrong to say that Circus is Rohit Shetty’s weakest film. The screenplay is loose in both comedy and drama. Ranveer Singh also looked very uncomfortable in Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal world. However, the supporting cast like Siddharth Jadhav and Sanjay Mishra somehow hold the film together. 2 stars to “Circus” from Filmbeat.