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Friday, August 31, 2012

Joker: Bad Joke Of The Day

A certain section of the audience walked out of the theatre much before the film was over. "Yaar disprin de do," a guy said as he walked past me once the film was over. Another boy whipped out an obscene expletive, making his disgusting-cinema-watching experience loud-n-clear. Well, there are no prizes for guessing that I am talking about 'Joker'. Akshay Kumar, wisely stayed away from promotions of this film but dude what were you thinking when you said yes to a film like this in the first place?

The premise of the film is based in a village called 'Paglapur'. Now, the director made me buy a ticket for watching a film that can make any one go NUTS. FBI, NASA, Indian Army's tanks (cardboard tigers), soldiers (laced with laser guns that never ever hit the target) and a bunch of cartoon politcos. 'Ancient Human' Vindu Dara Singh, shrill Pitobash, 'Alien-lingo-pro' Shreyas Talpade (Joker is way ahead in being an intolerable hackneyed-hamming experience than Hum Tum Aur Shabana), supportive bosoms of Minissha Lamba (she hardly has a dialogue and her claim to fame is a clinging-in-white wet dance right at the end), Sonakshi Sinha gives up the city polish and settles in the comfort-zone of village-belle curves (What a dampener to her 440 watt guest appearance in Rowdy Rathore). Akshay Kumar desperately tries to save a film that has 'Disaster' written all over it, and fails miserably.

Asrani brings in a few laughs with his wrong English but then you are trying all efforts to find semblance of anything remotely good with the film. Shirish Kunder's directorial debut 'Jaaneman' had a great music score. Each song is worth-listening. Any day. Gulzar sahab had written fantastic lyrics for that film. But here, story, screenplay, lyrics, background score, editing, direction (I am sure there must be more 'credits) are hoarded by Shirish Kunder. It is a perfect case of obsessive nascissism and the results are disastrous to say the least.

Do yourself a favour and stay far far away from this Joke of a movie.

Star Rating: Can I have my money back Puhleeze?
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  1. that is unfortunate that it bombed so badly...hopefully all will make better choices next time without justifying the failure.

  2. Oh I found this ..as a post script

    "...There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness."

    -- Frank Capra