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Post by saleha on Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:54 pm



"Mera Naam Joker" (Hindi: मेरा नाम जोकर, Urdu: میرا نام جوکر, translation: My Name is Joker) is a 1970 Hindi film directed by Raj Kapoor. The screenplay was written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. This film was the debut of Rishi Kapoor. Mera Naam Joker is a film about a clown who must make his audience laugh at the cost of his own sorrows. The film is reportedly inspired by Raj Kapoor's own life and the clown an allegory for his own life as an actor. Music is by Shankar Jaikishan.
Lyrics by Shailendra, Prem Dhawan, Neeraj and Hasrat Jaipuri.

Themes;

Raju always carries a clown doll which belonged to his father. Every time he fell in love, he gifted his beloved doll, only to see it come back to him. One can see that the doll is used as a metaphor for Raju's simplistic heart where there is room for everyone.

Reaction

Six years in the making, with Raj Kapoor investing much of his own personal fortune, Mera Naam Joker flopped at the box office. In later years, however, the film has garnered critical praise.

Awards; * Filmfare Best Music Director Award- Shankar Jaikishan * Filmfare Best Cinematographer Award- Radhu Karmakar * Filmfare Best Male Playback Award- Manna Dey for the song "Ay bhai zara dekh ke chalo" * Filmfare Best Director Award- Raj Kapoor * Filmfare Best Sound Recordist- Allauddin Khan Qureshi

Trivia;

The school shown at which Rishi Kapoor's character studies is St Paul's School, Darjeeling.

Raj Kapoor spent so much of his own fortune that on flopping the film at the box office,Raj came close to be totally bankrupt, so much so that he was said to be thinking of auctioning the famed RK studious in order to pay off the debts.

The film is said to have started shooting in 1963 and finished in 1970..............

Mukesh Chand Mathur (Hindi: मुकेश चन्द माथुर) (22 July 1923 27 August 1976) was an Indian playback singer of Bollywood. Along with Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, he dominated Indian film playback music from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Mukesh's voice was noticed by Motilal (a popular actor in Hindi films, also a distant relative of Mukesh) when he sang at his sister's wedding. Motilal took him to Bombay, let him stay with him and even arranged for singing lessons by pandit jagannath prasad for him. During this period, Mukesh managed to bag a role in a Hindi film, Nirdosh (Innocent) (1941). His first song was dil hi bujha hua ho to as an actor singer for Nirdosh. He got his break as a playback singer for Actor Motilal himself in 1945 with the film Pehli Nazar'music by Anil Biswas & Lyrics by Aah Sitapuri' (First Look). The first song he sang for a Hindi film was Dil Jalta Hai to Jalne De (If the heart burns, let it burn), which was incidentally picturised on Motilal.

Mukesh died of a heart attack on 27 August 1976 in Detroit, Michigan, USA, where he had gone for a concert. His body was carried back to India by Lata Mangeshkar, where a grand funeral ceremony took place as many famous actors, personalities of the Indian film industry, and fans paid tribute to the late singer. When the news of his death reached Raj Kapoor, he remarked, "I have lost my voice," which is a testimony to the timeless and unforgettable association of Mukesh's voice (in playback) to the immensely popular songs of Raj Kapoor's films.

National Film Awards * 1974 - National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Kain baar yoon bhi dekhaa hai song in the film Rajnigandha

Filmfare Awards * 1959 - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for Subkuchh seekha humne song in the film Anari * 1970 - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for Sabse bada naadan song in the film Pehchan * 1972 - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for Jai bolo beiman ki song in the film Beimaan * 1976 - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for Kabhi khabhi mere dil mein song in the film Kabhi Kabhie............
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Post by saleha on Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:57 pm

its soul touching song.......... Crying
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