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Mera Naam Joker (1970)

Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters, from his school days to the circus to the streets, he must always make ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mary
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Raju's Mother (as Achla Sachdev)
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Young Raju
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Mahender Kumar (as Dharmender)
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Sher Singh
Eduard Sjereda ...
Kseniya Ryabinkina ...
Marina (as Miss Ksiena Rabiankina of the Bolshoi Ballet) (as Moscow)
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Mahender Kumar (as Rajender Kumar)
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Meena / Meena Banu Bochali / Master Meenu
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Circus Surgeon
Agha ...
Circus Surgeon
Rajendra Nath ...
Circus Surgeon
Sunder ...
Circus Surgeon
Mukri ...
Circus Surgeon
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Storyline

Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters, from his school days to the circus to the streets, he must always make people laugh and be happy, no matter how unhappy he is within. Along the way, Raju loves and loses, but must always keep a smile on his face because, in the words of his circus manager, "The show must go on." Over six years in the making, "Mera Naam Joker" is Raj Kapoor's semi-autobiographical story of the life, love, and philosophy of an entertainer. Written by HNSampat-2

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Comedy | Drama

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18 December 1970 (India)  »

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My Name Is Joker  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.44 : 1
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Trivia

This film and Sangam the running time were 4 hours with 2 interval (only these 2 films were of this kind) a song was recorded to come in the film as dream song sequance, but this idea was scrapped. Raj Kapoor had kept the ending open as he was going to make part 2 of Mera Naam Joker, but this was shelved. See more »

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at the end of the movie : "positively not the end" See more »

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Referenced in Players (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Jaane Kahaan Gaye Woh Din
Lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal (as Shankar-Jaikishan)
Sung by Mukesh
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A hypothetical autobiography
27 September 2002 | by (Jerusalem, Israel) – See all my reviews

Raj Kapoor presents an hypothetical autobiography of scathing power that might be his most uncompromising movie and true legacy. Rishi Kapoor plays the young Raj very convincingly and I found the first part to be the most refreshing and touching. The Joker's philosophy is true but does not have may buyers but use this movie as a grand scale memento mori. Check out Raj Kapoor's 'Jagte Raho' for a more devastating social critique. The film is unique for a true Indo-Russian love story and dialogue in Russian. Love and let live.


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