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.
Did You Know?
Circus troupe in the film is called Gemini circus which is a quite popular circus troupe in India. See more
at the end of the movie : "positively not the end" See more
Kehta Hai Joker Saara Zamaana
Lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi
and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal
Sung by Manna Dey See more