A. K. Lohithadas
| 6/10 |
Musical, Comedy, Drama
| Ambazhathil Karunakaran Lohithadas|
October 29, 2000 (2000-10-29)
Mohan Sithara, S. P. Venkatesh
Dileep (Babu), Manya (Kamala), Nishanth Sagar (Sudheer Mishra), T.S Raju (Govindan), Mamukkoya (Khader), Mala Aravindan
Joker (2000 film) Wikipedia
Joker is a 2000 Malayalam film directed by Lohithadas, starring Dileep, Manya and Nishanth Sagar in the lead roles. The film is loosely inspired from Billy Rose's Jumbo. This was the last film of the Malayalam actor Bahadoor.
Royal Circus, owned by Govindan (T S Raju), is on rocks. With the help of his manager Khader (Mamukkoya), Govindan just manages to run the company, though not in a satisfactory manner. All the members of the troupe live as a family, sharing intimate bonds of love and camaraderie. Abookka (Bahadoor), once a clown, has turned insane. As he still insists on putting up the make-up and entering the ring, he is caged, when the show goes on. Babu (Dileep), the favourite of the troupe is the clown of Royal Circus. Abooka has trained him to become the perfect clown. And he has learned the perfect art of masking his sorrows behind the clown's ever laughing mask. He has been there in the troupe ever since his childhood, looking after the other children, especially Govindan's daughter Kamala (Manya). Govindan has always been saying that Babu is to be his heir and is to marry Kamala. And of course Babu, deep in his heart, has feelings of love for Kamala.The movie takes a turn when Sudheer Misra (Nishanth Sagar), the young son of Padmini (Reena), a former member of the troupe makes his entry into the camp. Sudheer's arrival marks the beginnings of change. He steers the company out of its crisis and gives it a new form and name as New Royal Circus.
Sudheer falls in love with Kamala instantly, but Kamala disagrees to marry him. Babu loves Kamala a lot but is ready to sacrifice Kamala for the good of the troupe and its members. Vanaja (Anitha), a performer in the team was earlier betrayed by Sudheer. She decides not to let Sudheer ruin the life of Kamala and Babu. Sudheer wants to have revenge on Babu since Kamala loves him. But towards the end, Sudheer decides to forget Kamala and have Vanaja back in his life. But Vanaja unaware of this, creates an accident during the Trapeze, killing Sudheer. Babu and Kamala are united in the end.Dileep ... Babu (The Joker)
Manya ... Kamala
Nishanth Sagar ... Sudheer Mishra
T.S. Raju ... Govindan (Circus Company Owner)
Mamukkoya ... Khader (Circus Company Manager)
Bahadoor ... Abookka
Bindu Panicker ... Susheela
Anitha Nair ... Vanaja
Reena ... Padmini
N. L. Balakrishnan
The music of Joker is given by Mohan Sithara. The lyrics are by Yusuf Ali Kechery and the director Lohithadas himself. The film has seven songs. The playback singers are K J Yesudas, Chitra and P. Jayachandran. The background music is given by S P Venkatesh.
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