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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Joker Review

Joker Rating: 1.41/5

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Ratings:1.5/5 Joker Review by: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)
Despite its crisp 100-minute running time, Joker feels long and laborious because most of the gags are recycled. The humor is flat, and the characters plain silly. It’s easy to write off Joker as a complete failure, but to give credit where it’s due, the film is less offensive than many Akshay Kumar films we’ve seen recently. Devoid of double-meaning dialogues and s**ist jokes, there is stuff here that might have made for an engaging children’s film, had Kunder not fallen prey to that oldest mistake – of treating his audience like fools.Joker unfolds briskly and predictably. Alas, just as you’re confronted with an unpredictable twist in the tale, the film comes to a screeching halt. Once again, an opportunity wasted.I’m going with one-and-a-half out of five for Joker. This is no enjoyable circus. Far from it.
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Ratings:1/5 Joker Review by: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
despite everything going in its favor, JOKER falls flat on its face! JOKER runs out of gas as soon as director Shirish Kunder establishes the plot, because neither does the comic quotient work, nor do the aliens [fake and actual] salvage the show. In fact, the film makes a mockery of everything you may have seen or heard of UFOs and aliens.While bits and pieces of the first half is tolerable, the film goes completely awry in its post-interval portions. Seriously, what was Kunder thinking while penning and executing this one? Imagine an alien dancing to Indian songs and also doing pelvic thrusts!!! Yes, you read that right! On the whole, JOKER is a joke of a film. Disaster!
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Ratings:1.5/5 Reviewer: Raja Sen Site:Rediff
So what happens if a film -- one ostensibly in the guise of a comedy -- doesn't try too hard? The humour here isn't grating, overdone, outrageous, offensive, excruciating, unwatchable. There isn't a single line in Kunder's film that actually works, leaving us with a film that, while commendably brisk in a 100-minute package, refuses to get going at all. Does Joker hold up, then, as a children's film? Not a chance. It's clean, sure, bereft of swearing or innuendo (yet with a sultry item song) but it's also daft. The aliens aren't anything to write home about. 
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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer: Srijana Mitra Das Site:Times Of India(TOI)
Joker arouses extreme passions. You'll love it or hate it. It's a totally off-the-wall entertainer powered by corny jokes, OTT filmi characters and tongue-in-cheek sequences. If you like that sort of thing, you'll laugh out loud. If you don't, it's not for you.Joker's a 'vegetarian' family dish that overloads the cheesy corn without adding common sense. Watch if you can digest well.
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Ratings:1/5 Reviewer:Anupama Chopra Site:Hindustan Times
Joker testifies to the power of the star in Bollywood. It is staggeringly inept. I can't imagine that it was persuasive even as a concept.Yet it got made, in all likelihood because Akshay Kumar said yes. The biggest tragedy is that writer-director Shirish Kunder hasn't even made one of those sublimely bad films that become unintentionally funny. Joker is just exhausting. This time, the joke's on us.
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Ratings:---- Joker Review by Komal Nahta Site:ETC 
Coming to the basic ingredients in a commercial Hindi film, Joker lacks most of them too. The comedy is so weak that it is almost as if it is non-existent in the drama. Emotions simply fail to touch the heart. Romance is conspicuous by its absence. Drama is irritating. All in all, the audience gets a feeling that it is watching a circus rather than a film – and not just because it is titled Joker!On the whole, Joker is a disaster what with almost nil entertainment value in it. It will go down in box-office history as a colossal waste of time, money and efforts.
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Ratings:1/5 Reviewer: Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV
Joker is a crude joke of a film that will leave you in tears unless you have a stomach strong enough to digest such unmitigated junk.Occasionally, trash does have its uses in the domain of entertainment. But when it decomposes and turns into putrid garbage, it stinks. Yes, Joker is a load of rubbish that belongs in the dump yard.What Joker delivers in the garbled guise of the genre plumbs such depths of vapidity that it stands no chance of ever coming up for air.Give Joker a miss if you value your sanity and money. It gives commercial Hindi cinema a bad name.
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Ratings:1/5 Reviewer: Aniruddha Guha Site:DNA
The best thing I can say about Joker is that it’s better than Tees Maar Khan. Listing out the inanities of Joker would take an obnoxiously long amount of time and effort, in addition to the two hours the film saps out of your soul watching it. Unfortunately, Joker isn’t as awful as you expect it to be, falling a few degrees short of entering the ‘So Bad It’s Good’ category.oker, sadly, doesn’t make the cut even there. Total fail.
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Ratings:1/5 Reviewer: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
At one point, a character in ‘Joker’ says : sweet mother of god, what the hell is going on? In my humble opinion, he leaves it too late. I tried saying much the same as soon as the film opens, but I couldn’t get it passed my dropped jaw.even children, especially children, need a story that holds, and characters that engage. This is a film that needed to be fable-like for it to work, but it turns out not even to be a farce. What was Akshay Kumar thinking? What was anyone thinking? Were they, at all?
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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer: Roshni Devi Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: The direction; the music; the cinematography; some puns.What’s Bad: The predictable storyline.Loo Break: None.Watch or Not?: It’s a timepass watch but not really engrossing.Joker is an amusing but predictable fare. Nothing out-of-this-world.Shirish Kunder’s premise for Joker is too simplistic. Obviously, logic takes a backseat but it’s the predictability that is the real downer.
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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer: Rohit Vats  Site:IBNLive
You can find almost all the known comedians in Joker but their acts depend on the director's instructions.Joker tries hard to keep the momentum going but it needs better acting for that.Aliens, aliens everywhere but not a logic to find.Shreyas Talpade's gibberish works at times. Rest of the actors are either overacting or just delivering their lines.Joker is technically satisfactory but it needed a more meaty story.Overall, Joker is funny in parts. Better acting could have helped it.Joker gets 2 out of 5 for its VFX, Akshay Kumar, Kafirana and Shreyas Talpade's gibberish
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Ratings:1/5 Reviewer:Zee News Site:Zee News
Joker’ clearly lacks the ‘wow’ factor which it abundantly promised in the film’s trailer. Entertainment wise, the film really has nothing to offer. but all that has been washed out as the film has come as a big disappointment. The only saving grace is in the form of Akshay Kumar who desperately manages to tether the film’s loose elements into a mediocre fun caper, but even his efforts succumb to the weak plot and utterly mismanaged cast of the film. The story is very run-of the-mill.
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  1. Joker karegi 400cr rupey ka busineus this is a jokee eeee eeeeeee eeeeee eeee eeerrrrrrrr rrrrrrr r. :-) :-$

    1. no aisa bol 400rupees ka karegi

  2. tomorrow morning FDFS...will comment after watching..

  3. Flopest movie ever.Very short movie of 1hr40min.I have seen movie on 8 30 am

  4. Akshay you gotta stop acting in such stupid movies! We all love u n wanna see u act in blockbuster hits.. the movies u act in now do not suit u at all!! Everyone pls comment

  5. I had never seen 1 from Taran Adarsh for a major star movie. This movie must really be bad

  6. well really bad movie....sonakshi sinha is exposed now.....she does not know much about acting......worst movie of 2012
    waiting for raaz 3

  7. Taran Aadarsh ,talking about logic hahhaa lmao.He is one dumbass who know nothing about cinema, i would definitely not take his word. Probably he ws not paid for this one.





  9. better than bodyguard

  10. Far better than ek tha tiger...but since we dont have saalu uncle...its gonaa be bigggggggg flop

  11. better than bodyguard and agent vinod + ek the tigere

  12. exchange link with me
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  13. taran adarsh used to give minimum 3.5 star rating to every movie whether it is good or bad but this time even he is upset with JOKER and given 1 star. seems like JOKER MUST BE BIGGEST DISASTER OF THIS YEAR.. TEES MAAR KHAN 2!

  14. Taran Adarsh Bhai lagta hai Bhool gaye Ki ye Akshay kumar jaise bade star ki film hai......kam se kam 3.5 ki umeed thi tumse.....hahahahaha

  15. Sonali Looks Like REENA ROYji

  16. "Joker" is a migraine inducing experience produced by a RETARD, Scripted & Directed by a RETARD and made for RETARDS. So all you retarded Akshay Kumar fans who love garbage like Rowdy Rathore & Housefull 2, go & spend your money on this shit. You deserve it for sure! Bana do isko bhi 100 crore hit.

  17. Seriously joker is such a disaster movie, that you will feel the serios headache while watching this film, and even when you are out..i bet , you can'nt see the whole please don't go for this one...i request...

  18. U fucking dumb asses
    dont scold taran adarsh
    he is more dan just a critic
    he is a trade pandit internatnal level
    u fuckng idiots doesnt knw anythng abt cinema always scoldng taran

    u cnt touch his feet

  19. Above anonymous,

    we even don't want to :) this man don't know what is good movie & what is bad . 4 stars to ready & bodyguard :O Lmao

  20. 1st time i hav seen so many reviewers collectively rediculing a movie in such bold words..
    i didnt see da movie yet but read the reviews and "garbage and fail" are the 2 words echoing about the film in my mind right now.

    after watching tess maar khan n den shirin farhad ki toh nikal padi recently i already promised myself dat i vl never watch a movie to which f**** khan is associated anyway else dan coreography.. thanks to reviewers above as it vl help me keep my promise. giving this movie a miss..

  21. This movie is a waste of time and money. Yughal, you are right , this movie gave me the serious headache.

  22. Now let me ask you guys a question.
    Has Bollywood produced any movie with original ideas? Bollywood movies are mostly rip-off of hit Tollywood movies or great Hollywood movies, which mostly Hindi-speaking Bollywood cinegoers watch and hype.
    Joker's subject and plot are definitely different. I truly appreciate Shirish Kunder for thinking out of the box and making a clean light-hearted, predictable yet visually good movie with excellent cinematography.
    Plot of the movie is good with predictable story. It's a kids-flick and they would definitely enjoy it. But definitely direction and treatment is good as well. Characters in the movie are enjoyable, but not fully utilized (as much as in movies like Lagaan and Malamaal Weekly - movies with dozen characters affecting the strory). But performances are really good. This could have definitely turned into a great movie had the script would have been well written for 2nd 1/2 and if characters would have been well-defined.
    My review: Give this movie a try. I am sure it won't disappoint you.
    Kudos Kunder for a decent effort. You can definitely do better next time. I appreciate the subjects of the movies you make are very different and out-of-the-box. [ I believe 30MaarKhan (though not an original idea and rip-off of Italian movie Fox) would have been good if it would have been a. scripted well and b. characters well defined]. I have seen Priyadarshan handling dozenful characters well enough in his movies. You can look up to him for that ability since you too make movies with crowd in it. I hope you strike gold soon.

  23. shirish kunder haram ke pille maderchod....mere paise vaapis kar.... bhosdi vaale...apne triplets ki to sharam kar leta.... maine uk mein 10 pound dekar movie dekhi...tune bc barbaad kar diya.... ur the director editor lyricist and background score incharge...mar jaa saale

  24. Anonymous bhai.. kitna chance dena chahiye in gadho ko aapke khayal se.. aapko yaad dila doon ki ye yahi shirish kundar hai jisne sharukh k "out of the box thought" RA1 ka mazak twitter pe 150 crore cracker fizzles kah k udaya tha..

    joh dusro k dream project pe hasta hain uski ye chutiyap movies toh main free me bhi na dekhu. aapko symapthy hai toh aap 10 baar dekhe but i cant support dis idiot only because he tried sumtin new thining abt low budget aliens.. is movie ko toh khud akshay kumar ne bycot kar diya hai..

  25. @alien bhai: I completely agree what you say. Definitely bad film makers should not be given a chance and as an old saying goes.. To err is human and to repeat is devil.
    But in that case, only 5-10% film makers would genuinely exist in Bollywood who make good and original movies.
    In my opinion, they would be:
    1) Sujoy Ghosh - Director of Jhankaar Beats and Kahaani
    2) Prakash Jha - Director of Rajneeti, Gangajal Apaharan and other good movies on social subjects
    3) Rajkumar Hirani - Director of Munnabhai movies and 3 idiots
    4) Aamir Khan / Kiran Rao - Directors of Taare Zameen Par and Dhobi Ghat respectively
    5) Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra - Director of Rang De Basanti
    6) Farhan Akhtar - Director of Zindagi na milegi dobara and Dil Chahta Hai
    7) Anurag Kashyap - Director of Black Friday, Dev D, Gulaal, Gangs of Wasseypur
    8) Tigmanshu Dhulia - Director of Haasil, Sahib Biwi aur Gangster and Paan Singh Tomar
    9) Anurag Kashyap - Director of Life in a Metro and upcoming movie Barfi!
    10) Madhur Bhandarkar - Director of Chandani Bar, Page 3, Corporate and Fashion
    11) Ahustosh Gowariker - Director of Lagaan
    12) Dibakar Banerjee - Director of Khosla ka Ghosla, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, LSD and Shanghai
    13) N. Chandra - Director of Tezaab, Style and Wajood

    Rarely you would find movies by above director bad enough. I admit they may have made some OK movies at some point but still we remember them for their good work.
    I'd have added Priyadarshan to the list had he been original. He usually makes remakes.
    For that matter Rohit Shetty also makes clean watchable masala movies.

    Apart from all these directors..
    Bhatts, Johars, Chopras, Farah Khans', Prabhudeva etc's camps make same old tried formula masala movies.
    And their films are the ones which cross 100 Crore marks easily, by either manipulating the reviewers or fakely publicizing great opening of their movies.
    In a nutshell: Sadly Indian standard and quality of films we make are something like a toy produced in Chinese factory, ready to be sold in India at cheaper price where they are bought in quantity making a lot of profit to the seller.

    If 90s was a bad patch for Bollywood film industry, I forsee it getting worse in this decade.

    I hope India viewers mature and say no to crap which Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar sell in their name by being associated with crappy projects.
    They are like Tazos packed in substandard potato chips marketed well with graceful exterior packaging.

    If this happens, then only innovative scripts, with intelligent humor, non-vulgar movies with good entertainment value would be produced.

    God save Bollywood.

  26. Anonymous bhai, bhatt ka toh naam na lo.. f**** khan k baad agar kisi ki movie main hate karta hu toh wo hai mahesh bhatt n pooja bhatt.. ek time the jab actors NSD aur film schools se select hote the.. in so called responsible filmmakers ne ab porn industry se actress utana shuru kar diya hai.. they brought shame 2 actors.. ppl keep struggling to b an actor n de r just busy wid porn n sex exploitation 2 hype dere baseless movies.

    irony is after launchin so many gals in seualy expoited films mahesh bhatt needed karan johar 2 launch alia bhatt.. these ppl dnt luv da art of filmaking anymore n hav med it just business.. n i really cant respect dem or dere films.. forget abt giving chance. awaiting heroiene now..

  27. @alien bhai said-lol..are bhai aap pagol ho kya Mahesh Bhatt ka films ghatiya hai?..ap ghar pe ja ke so jao bina ye sab ulta sidha comments deke...manta hu k Mahesh Bhatt's k abhi recent films utna bhi hi fi nahi hota....lekin 70,80,90s ka kabhi accha accha bhatts ka movie dekho fir bat karo specially Arth,Tamanna,Zakhm.....aur later gangster aur Awarapan,Kalyug ye sab bhi bahut accha films tha..

  28. ye harami chutiya heroine film se to kaafi accha hai Mahesh Bhatts ka lauda kareena kapoor aur madhur bhandarkar sale fashion k same topic same story k upar bana yega ye movie....

  29. @ alien bhai...i think u r bada wala pagal.....u have rejected mahesh bhatt??? bhatt camp always makes those movies which r realistic ..... aur realistic movies me gaaliyaan bhi hoti h aur exposure bhi.....dimaag h ya nhi..mahesh bhatt is all time favourite maker u idiot

  30. Alien bhai sun pubjabi ch.
    Teri maa di lann saleya. Bhatt movies are great. Its just you who cant see. Go get fuked u motherfucker.

  31. Come on people, agreed that joker has lot of plot holes and screenplay left a lot to be desired. But to think of it, it is on par or probably better with many movies released in recent past. Te movie's look tremendously suffered from lack of budget, it was evident everywhere that the director was trying to make do with things /props/cardboard tanks (for god sake) when what he actually needed was more money to give authentic feel to the village, people, props etc. even the reviewers review and the corresponding stars don't match. It's the guy's second movie, give him a chance.

  32. bekar movie hee bhae mu j to ye samaj nae ata k etne bade actors k aise films banane ka time kaha se milta he........

  33. joker is a banda(dick) muvie...maagiya(motherfckr) chodipua(randi ka beta)(son of whore) sirish kunder(behen chod) maabia(mothers pussy) re geinhibi(fuck) re maagiya

  34. Shame on akshay for making this, i guess he must be desparate to get any movie that comes his way, hope he starts acting in better movies and skips garbage movies like joker.

  35. kutti muv..sala srk ko.gali deta h..nkaat daluga


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