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Joker (2012)

Not Rated  |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  31 August 2012 (India)
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In 1947 when the maps of India and Pakistan were being drawn, an oversight ensured that the village of Paglapur didn't find a place in either country. The village had the distinction of ... See full summary »

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In 1947 when the maps of India and Pakistan were being drawn, an oversight ensured that the village of Paglapur didn't find a place in either country. The village had the distinction of housing the largest mental asylum in the region and in the mêlée that ensued during partition, the asylum inmates broke loose, drove away the villagers and established their own republic in Paglapur. And that's how it stayed for the next 60 years! While the world outside changed, Paglapur remained isolated, with no electricity, television or sanity. Now, decades after the world forgot this village, a NASA scientist of Indian origin, Agastya and his beautiful wife find themselves on the road to Paglapur. Agastya is working on a top secret project for creating a device to communicate with aliens. So why is he in a village whose colorful inhabitants include a man who speaks in gibberish, another who thinks he is a lamp post and everyone else who think Mahatma Gandhi is still around, fighting for ... Written by Production

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Sometimes BEING ALIEN is the only option!

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$105,865 (USA) (31 August 2012)

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$127,954 (USA) (31 August 2012)
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5 September 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Shirish Kunder's 'Joker' is an Average effort. A Terrific Idea, that sadly doesn't convert into a Terrific Film.

'Joker' tells the story of a NASA scientist of Indian origin, who returns back to his village & helps the people around him get attention by pulling off silly stints.

'Joker' is strictly an average fare. It doesn't offer anything too good nor is it terrible. Shirish Kunder's Screenplay is so-so, while his Direction is just about passable. Cinematography & Editing are fair. Music by G. V. Prakash Kumar & Gaurav Dagaonkar, is alright.

Performance-Wise: Akshay Kumar delivers sincerely, he never goes over the top & remains true to his character. Sonakshi Sinha gets no scope. Shreyas Talpade speaks gibberish, while Minisha Lamba is hardly there. In the supporting cast, Darshan Jariwala, Pitobash, Asrani & Avatar Gill, are noticeable.

On the whole, 'Joker' needs to be viewed with minimal expectations.


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