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Joker : Movie Review

Mumbai, Aug 31 (): Joker is Akshay Kumar’s 100th film. Akshay Kumar has been among the most successful Bollywood actors in last 2-3 years. This year release of Akshay Kumar ‘Housefull 2′ and ‘Rowdy Rathore’ have earned more than Rs 100 crore. After ‘Rowdy Rathore’, Sonakshi Sinha will once again be seen with Akshay Kumar in Joker.


2 / 5


Director: Shirish Kunder
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi SInha, Shreyas Talpade, Minissha Lamba


A NASA scientist of Indian origin, Agastya [Akshay Kumar] and his friend [Sonakshi Sinha], find themselves on the road to Paglapur. ‘Paglapur’, is apparently a small village which has lost its identity from the face of the earth. While the world outside changed, Paglapur remained isolated, with no electricity, water, television or sanity.

When nobody is ready to solve the problem, Akshay Kumar creates a hoax by involving aliens in order to attract attention to the village’s problems. The film is surely a laugh riot that provides you with no logic.

When nothing works, he devises a plan and spreads rumours that aliens visit the village. And that gets the attention of everyone from the media, ministers and scientists to the US President. The neglected village turns live and happening place overnight.


Akshay Kumar is the perfect choice for the role of Agastya. His character grabs our attention the minute he comes on screen.

Sonakshi, as usual is just there for the ornamental purpose. Her role in the movie is limited to dancing in songs.

Shreyas speaks gibberish in some ‘alien’ language. Her gibberish becomes unbearable by the end.

Minissha Lamba lacks screen presence.

Asrani and other supporting cast make sure that things get from worse to worst.

Editing is neat and cinematography is rich.

Art direction is clumsy.

Songs are not bad but item song in such a film was not required at all though Chitrangada does look good in song.

Shirish Kunder succeeds as writer of the story but its translation into screenplay is far from satisfactory. Screenplay is more of wayward than anything else. It seems that director fails to decide what he is aiming for – entertainment, satire, hard core comedy or sci-fi adventure.


The fundamental flaw of the film is that the moment where you feel there’s something actually happening in the story, the film ends.

Like a joker, the film makes a complete fool of itself. However it fails to make you laugh.