Joker (2000 film)
''Joker'' is a 2000 Indian Malayalam-language drama satire film written and directed by A. K. Lohithadas and produced by Salim Sathar under the banner Aachis Films.The film stars Dileep and Manya in the lead roles with actors Nishanth Sagar, Bahadoor, T. S. Raju, Mamukkoya and Bindu Panicker play the supporting roles.The film was edited by A. Sreekar Prasad and the cinematography was handled by Venugopal.The film has soundtracks all were composed by Mohan Sithara while S. P. Venkatesh scored the background music.Joker is distributed by Aachis films through Aadithya Release.The film was a blockbuster in the year and one of the best movies of Malayalam Cinema and also one of the successful movies of actor Dileep. This was the last film of the Malayalam actor Bahadoor.
Joker VCD cover
|Directed by||A. K. Lohithadas|
|Produced by||Salim Sathar|
|Written by||A. K. Lohithadas|
T. S. Raju
N. L. Balakrishnan
|Music by||Original Songs:|
S. P. Venkatesh
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
|Distributed by||Aachis, Aadithya Release|
The film reveals through the story of Royal Circus, an unwealthy circus company owned by Govindan (T. S. Raju) and its surroundings as poverty and sorrows faced by the members in the circus and the love between Babu (Dileep) the Joker and Kamala (Manya) the only daughter of Govindan.
The film received favourable response and well appreciated by critics and commercially succeeded also.
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 as Babu (The Joker)
- Manya as Kamala (Voice dubbed by Sreeja Ravi)
- Nishanth Sagar as Sudhir Mishra
- T.S. Raju as Govindan (Circus Company Owner)
- Mamukkoya as Khader (Circus Company Manager)
- Bahadoor as Abookka (a mentally ill former Joker in the circus)
- Mala Aravindan as Kumarettan
- Bindu Panicker as Susheela
- Zeenath as Jameela
- Anitha Nair as Vanaja
- Reena as Padmini
- Guinness Pakru as Dwarf Joker
- N. L. Balakrishnan as Usthadu Ranjan Pappa
- Dhanya Menon
- Sreehari as Shekarettan
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||29 September 2000|
|Mohan Sithara chronology|
The background score was done by S. P. Venkatesh.
|1.||"Akasha Deepame"||P. Jayachandran|
|2.||"Azhake Nee Paadum"||A. K. Lohithadas||K. J. Yesudas|
|3.||"Chemmanam Poothe"||A. K. Lohithadas||K. J. Yesudas|
|4.||"Dhwani Tharanga"||K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra|
|5.||"Enthu Bhangi Ninne Kaanan"||K. J. Yesudas|
|6.||"Kaneer Mazhayethu"||K. J. Yesudas|
|7.||"Pon Kasavu"||K. S. Chithra|
|8.||"Pon Kasavu"||P. Jayachandran, K. S. Chithra|