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?
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
at the end of the movie : "positively not the end" See more
Referenced in Swarg
Kehta Hai Joker Saara Zamaana
Lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi
and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal
Sung by Manna Dey See more