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 issue of "Life" magazine that Rajoo (Raj Kapoor) reads on the flight to Mumbai has the same picture on the cover as the one issued in the US on 16 September 1966. The cover shows the famous picture of Sophia Loren
in her lingerie by Alfred Eisenstaedt beside the headline "The Face of Our Time." The magazine held by Rajoo is an Asian edition whose other headline ("Election Surprise in Vietnam") is different from the US edition's "Assassination in South Africa," which suggests that it must have been published later. See more
at the end of the cast list.........: ".......with a cast of thousands" See more
Referenced in Because I Don't Lie
Jaane Kahaan Gaye Woh Din
Lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi
and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal
Sung by Mukesh See more