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Murder In Circus (1971)

  • GenreThriller
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time124 mins
  • Length3807.25 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-63627-MUM
  • Certificate Date27/07/1971
  • Shooting LocationRoop Tara Studios, Ranjit Studios

In a remote part of Nairobi (Africa), a Jeweller gets killed in a car accident. It was a planned and murdered by three ruthless men. One was Jogendra, a circus operator. The other was Kumar Sahab, an Ex-Jagirdar. And the third was Vakil, a heavy-weight prize winning boxer. The loot was to be distributed some time later when the heat would be off. The Jweller’s daughter Asha follows the killers to India. She joins the circus of Jogendra as a trapeze artist in the hope of finding the diamonds that took her father’s life. The day of distribution comes. Jogendra and Kunwar meet in the circus and wait for Vakil to come. Then suddenly something happens. Kunwar is mysteriously killed by someone and the diamond case is found missing.


In the darkness of night in the backyard of the circus, Vakil is running away with the diamond case. Somebody shoots him. Vakil, now wounded, comes to the circus train. There he finds Jogendra waiting for him. Before Vakil dies, he tells JOgendra that he has hidden the diamonds in the circus ground. Then the hunt starts. Jogendra is after the diamonds. Asha is after the diamonds. And a lot of persons, all are after the diamonds but noo one knows where they are hidden. Gopal, a youth, joins circus and falls in love with Asha. But to his surprise, he learns that Asha is meeting some mysterious man in a city hotel. Then all of a sudden a number of murders take place in and around the circus. Who is the killer?





Or the Joker?

Everyone suspects the other! One by one they get killed in mysterious circumstances. The diamonds are still buried in the ground of the circus.


Then one day Gopal plans a way out, by which he can apprehend the killer as well as he can put his hand on the hidden diamonds.


Who was Gopal?

What was his plan?

Who was the mysterious man?

Who was the murderer?


This great suspense is uncovered on the screen.


(From the official press booklet)



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