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?
The movie has two references from Raj Kapoor's previous movies. In one of the scenes, a biscope is seen featuring videos from "Shri 420" and in another scene title song of "Awara" is played. See more
at the end of the movie : "positively not the end" See more
Referenced in Because I Don't Lie
Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye
Written by Phil Park
and Harry Parr Davies
Sung by ensemble cast See more