The much-awaited film Cirkus has bombed big time at the box office. For Ranveer Singh, this is his third consecutive flop after ’83 (2021) and Jayeshbhai Jordaar (2022). We asked trade experts to discuss this aspect and the way ahead for the highly talented actor.
As Ranveer Singh delivers three back-to-back flops at the box office, trade experts share their views; say, “When a film flops, the hero gets the blame”
Trade analyst Atul Mohan said “He is one of the top actors today and has one of the highest numbers of endorsements. ’83 got acclaim. It came at a time when it couldn’t do well. His performances have always worked, even when the films didn’t. Filmmaking is team work. You can’t bog down an actor after he goes through flops. Also, these actors are too big and 3-4 flops in a row don’t affect them. One hit and he'll be back in the game. Thankfully, he’s working with top directors and banners.”
Film exhibitor and distributor Akshaye Rathi agreed and felt that his next film, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, is a promising entertainer that can help him get back into the big league. He said, “It is helmed by Karan Johar, one of the most exciting directors out there. And he’s also a part of Shankar’s next, which seems huge. Right now, we are living in a time when every actor or star is as good or bad as the films that he’s doing. Ajay Devgn delivered Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior (2020) which was the biggest hit of his career at that point. This was followed by flops like Runway 34 (2022) and an extended cameo in Thank God (2022). Then he delivered a blockbuster, Drishyam 2. It’s not like his stardom was eroded between Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior and Drishyam 2. It’s just that the films didn’t work. The same applies to Ranveer Singh. When his films work, he will deliver more Padmaavat’s and Bajirao Mastani’s all over again.”
Trade veteran Taran Adarsh, however, opined, “It would make a dent (to his track record) because when a film flops, the hero gets the blame. Log bolte hai ki ‘hero ki film flop ho gayi’. Even Rohit Shetty is being blamed but Ranveer has delivered 3 flops in a row. All 3 were backed by reputed names like Kabir Khan, Yash Raj Films and Rohit Shetty. It can’t get bigger than Rohit Shetty, that too in the Christmas weekend.”
Raj Bansal, the owner of Entertainment Paradise in Jaipur, remarked, “Ranveer Singh will have to be very careful while picking up his new films. ’83 was not a wrong choice. Any actor would have given his right arm to work in that film. It beautifully and intelligently recreated the 1983 World Cup but commercially, it didn’t work sadly as the youth probably couldn’t relate to these yesteryear cricketers.”
He continued, “Ranveer Singh had a nice time working with Rohit Shetty in Simmba (2018). He also did a cameo in Rohit’s Sooryavanshi (2021). Then when he was offered Cirkus, it seemed like he must have thought that Rohit Shetty jo film laayega, main kar dunga. That’s where he went wrong. He shouldn’t be emotional now in choosing scripts. He’s a good actor and will continue to do good cinema. But since 3 of his films didn’t work, uska career jhatka kha gaya.”
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