Rambo Circus at Bandra Reclamation is super entertaining, dotted with international artists

Show your children the real-life tricks and action with international trapeze artists, jugglers and entertainers. Worth every penny.

Joker

I took my 3 year old daughter to Rambo Circus at Bandra Reclamation this Saturday and she thoroughly enjoyed it. This dying trade needs some love and encouragement. I wanted to show my child this real-life entertainment. 15 years back animals were banned by the Indian government in the circus so we only saw elephant and dog tricks. But overall it was a show of stealth, precision and entertainment. Jokers were the highlight for my little daughter. She was a little excited and a little scared from their painted faces and colourful wigs. Artists from Uzbekistan, South America, Nepal, Ethiopia, Colombia, Azerbaijan, and Ukraine performed really mind-blowing stunts at the International Circus Festival – IV and I can safely say that I enjoyed it completely. Rambo circus will perform till December 16 this year at Bandra Reclamation, then it will move out to some other city.

Rambo circus mumbaiThe tents are fire proof and had cold blowers working efficiently to cool the insides. We were pretty comfortable in the pleasant temperature inside the tent. Saturday afternoon show didn’t draw a lot of crowd, but still there were around 300 people inside the tent watching the awesome show. Time to time, ice-cream, cold-drink, popcorn and snack vendors toured around to look for potential buyers. So I didn’t have to worry about food. Though, I carried a little tiffin for my daughter with nick-knacks. And some cold water. So we had our own little picnic while watching the show.

Rambo circus bandra reclamation

My daughter loved the trick master where he made his partner change into various dresses. She exclaimed, “Mamma, aunty wearing Elsa dress”, when the lady appeared in a glittery sea-green gown. I know her Frozen fetish is growing stronger with each passing day. But she looked with big bewildered eyes as the couple from Ukraine kept on changing into various dresses within minutes. She also loved it when trained dogs performed various stunts and the Elephant played cricket with a joker. For me, it was like revisiting my childhood.

Elephant, Rambo circus

I almost choked on my popcorn when 4 men started balancing, skipping and walking outside the death wheel. I am still getting goose bumps while I write. Ninja boys balancing on the tip of the knives was definitely a death-defying act. My daughter was worried if his tummy would be punctured while doing the stunt. To speak the truth, even I was feeling a bit uneasy as I looked at these young boys from Nepal balancing themselves on the sharp tips of the knives.

Circus, Indian circus, Rambo circus

Later, jokers asked the children to join them on stage and the little ones were more than happy to oblige. They jumped and sneered and came back to their seats all laughing and tired at the same time. There were several other stunts of balancing acts, single wheel cycle act, the rope act, etc. And it was absolutely entertaining.  The show was for the duration of more than 2 hours but it felt that it went in a jiffy. A few younger children were crying at times but I can’t blame them. Children above 3 years can understand and enjoy the show. Older children will enjoy it even more. So I suggest not to take very young kids to see the circus. The tickets are priced at Rs. 1000, Rs. 600, Rs. 400, Rs. 300 and Rs. 150. I felt that Rs. 600 and Rs. 400 tickets are good enough to get you a decent view. (No ticket required for children below 3 years.)The seating is free on first come first serve basis. On weekends there are three shows starting at 1 pm, 4 pm and 7 pm. On week days, it’s just two shows at 4 pm and 7 pm. You can book your tickets through BookMyShow.com or just walk-in to buy the tickets from their ticket counter.

Rambo circus, Indian jokers

Once the show was over, my daughter went out and bought herself a joker mask and a colourful wig. She refused to part with them for a day. She did enjoy her Circus outing and it was evident throughout the show.

Will I take my daughter to Rambo circus again? For sure, next year.

This is not a sponsored post but my own account. I paid for my tickets.

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