Mera Naam Joker (1970) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • 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
  • Chubby Raj Ranbir lives a poor lifestyle in Southern India along with his widowed mom. Raj studies in a prestigious school while his mom stitches clothes for a living. When Raj finds out his father's profession, he decides to follow in his footsteps, much to chagrin of his mother. Thus begins Raj's journey.

    - Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)


Mera Naam Joker is the story of Raju, considered the best circus clown ever. Ever since Raju's father died in an accident during his performance...

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