Mera Naam Joker

K.A. Abbas (Screenplay, Story)
CBFC: UA
1970
Hindi
255 mins
  • Awards

    • Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Shankar Jaikishan
    • Filmfare Best Cinematographer Award – Radhu Karmakar
    • Filmfare Best Male Playback Award – Manna Dey for the song "Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo"
    • Filmfare Best Director Award – Raj Kapoor
    • Filmfare Best Sound Recordist – Allauddin Khan Qureshi

    Cast & Credits

    A Raj Kapoor Film Presents "Mera Naam Joker "
    A Film By Raj Kapoor
    Starring Raj Kapoor . Simi Garewal . Manoj Kumar . Rishi Kapoor . Dharmendra . Dara Singh . Kseniya Ryabinkina . Padmini . Rajendra Kumar
    Directed
    By
    Raj Kapoor
    Story
    By
    Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
    Produced
    By
    Raj Kapoor
    Written
    By
    Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (Screenplay)
    Music
    By
    Shankar Jaikishan
    Cinematography Radhu Karmakar

    Mera Naam Joker (translationMy Name is Joker) is a 1970 Hindi film about the life of a clown who must make his audience laugh at the cost of his own sorrows. Raju (Raj Kapoor) is the eternal clown who follows his father's footsteps in entertaining the world, much against his mother's wishes. On this journey, to becoming the most loved clown in the world of circus, Raju falls in love with three beautiful women, only to be left heartbroken by their ambition and hunger for success, where there is no room for a simple man. Mera Namma Joker is a story of the world of circus, where 'The Show Must Go on', no matter what life offers. 

    The film was inspired by Chaplin's 'Limelight.'

    This film was the debut of Rishi Kapoor.