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Joker (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi | 31 August 2012 (India)
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A space scientist working on a project to communicate with aliens visits a village called Paglapur. To improve the plight of the inhabitants of Paglapur, he comes up with a novel idea.


Shirish Kunder


Shirish Kunder (dialogue), Shirish Kunder (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Rajkumar / Agastya
Sonakshi Sinha ... Manali
Shreyas Talpade ... Babban
Minissha Lamba ... News Reporter
Alexx O'Nell ... Simon
Pitobash ... Kachua
Darshan Jariwala ... Agasyta's dad
Vrajesh Hirjee ... Villager
Chitrangda Singh ... Cameo (Segment: Kaafirana)
Vindu Dara Singh ... Sundi
Asrani ... Guruji
Anjan Srivastav ... Minister
Bikramjeet Kanwarpal
Avtar Gill ... Minister
Sanjay Mishra ... Raja


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!


Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi


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Did You Know?


Akshay Kumar wanted Hollywood team for special effects.But Shirish Kunder wasn't happy with it. See more »


Since Agatsya works in the US but was born in India, it can be assumed that he has (or had) an Indian passport. That means Paglapur exists in some government records. At some point, Agatsya must have been required to submit proof of his birth/residence. See more »


Referenced in Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe: Bollywood Special (2013) See more »


Performed by Udit Narayan
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ThANK GOD it was made for 1 hour 45 mins!! 40 crs joke fizzled within secs
9 September 2012 | by ketgup83See all my reviews

Joker was a big joke by Shirish Kunder who thought of fooling the audience with his stupidity but made a fool of himself

In order to put back a village called Paglapur back on the map of India , Agastya creates a pretentious story of alien landing in his village creating an awareness to the politician and media.

Shirish Kunder ( Janemaan) had tweeted once about Sharukh Khan's RA.ONE -" 150cr firework fizzled out" . His tweet backfired at himself and result is such a terrible movie like "JOKER" . It was clearly evident why Akshaye Kumar chose to stay away from the promotion of this senseless movie. Direction is so lame that even a 4 year old kid can make a better film... Its high time that Kunder should go back to his editing days...there is nothing called screenplay in the film .. Art direction is decent re-creating the village though sometimes it looked funny. Cinematography is OK. Performances wise it is Shreyas Talpade who irritates you from the beginning till the end with his alien vocabulary. His character is shown as the person who can speak but still he is able to understand Alien's language in the climax... Gosh ..can it be worse than this ... It is Akshaye Kumar who is the only hope in the film .. but he should consider a script before signing any film. Sonakshi Sinha is wasted along with Darshan jariwala and Asrani.

Overall , senseless ..nonsense .. stupid .. illogical movie in every sense ... Never recommended 0.5 /5

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Release Date:

31 August 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Hilfe, die Aliens greifen an! See more »

Filming Locations:

Chandigarh, Punjab, India See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$105,366, 2 September 2012

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