Mera Naam Joker

Mera Naam Joker

Raj Kapoor (1970)

224min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Raj Kapoor spent six years making this lachrymose drama, in which he plays a circus clown who constantly sacrifices his own desires to please the women in his life - his ailing mother, the teacher he's always adored, the Russian trapeze artist he allows to return to her homeland and the runaway urchin he transforms into a movie star. The opening sequence, where his former loves gather for a farewell performance, sets the tone for this torrentially sentimental melodrama, but Kapoor's touching performance bears comparison with Chaplin's Calvero in Limelight.

Summary

The life story of a melancholic clown, doomed to maintain a happy facade no matter how miserable he is from his teenage years, through failed romances and his successful career in the circus. Drama directed by and starring Raj Kapoor, with Manoj Kumar, Simi Garewal and Dharmendra.

Cast & Crew

Raju Raj Kapoor
David Manoj Kumar
Mary Simi Garewal
Mahender Dharmendra
Mr Kumar Rajendra Kumar
Mina Padmini
Young Raju Rishi Kapoor
Raju's Mother Achla Sachdev
Director Raj Kapoor
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Other Information

Language: Hindi +subtitlesColourAvailable on: video
Drama