The Circus Tent (Region Free)

Type: New Blu-Ray

The arrival of a travelling circus sends ripples through the inhabitants of a remote Keralan village. Aravindan Govindan’s poetic and allegorical film The Circus Tent explores the often-marginalised lives and hopes of both the villagers and the circus troupe.


In semi-documentary style, Aravindan worked closely with real circus people and artistes, travelling with them to the village of Thirunavaya on the banks of India’s Bharathappuzha river – and created one of Indian cinema’s most lyrical masterpieces.
Once thought lost, Aravindan’s joyous film in now fully restored and preserved for future generations.

 The Circus Tent (Thamp̄, 1978) presented from the new 4K restoration by Film Heritage Foundation.
• Exclusive, newly filmed interview with photographer Ramu Aravindan, son of the legendary Aravindan Govindan.
 The Circus Tent at Cannes 2022: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur and actor Jalaja interviewed by Anupama Chopra for Film Companion.
• Booklet with new writing by filmmaker and Film Heritage Foundation founder Shivendra Singh Dungarpur.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• World premiere on Blu-ray.
• Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C).