Review by : Lakshmanan Dhoni
Guru Somasundaram, Ramya Pandian
S. R. Prabhu
After a dark romantic story in Cuckoo, journalist--turned-filmmaker Raju Murugan is out with his next Joker.
This time more serious and touches upon social issues that affects the livelihood of common man.Call it a brave attempt. He speaks loud politics, which is considered a taboo in cinema.
Three cheers for the writing. His pen does all the magic. The movie dwells on various issues that affects the survival of the downtrodden from the legislature and bureaucracy.
The Aadm admi's understanding of the politics and their run from pillar to post to get things done are well explained.Guru Somasundaram of Jigarthanda fame plays the lead role. His uncanny looks and natural and spontaneous performance holds the key.
Ramya Pandian plays the heroine while Gayathri Krishna, Ramasamy, Bava Chelladurai and others are also in the cast.
Sean Soldan has composed music for Joker. The BGM add strength to the story. Chezhiyan has cranked the camera and crisp editing by Shanmugam Velusamy works out well.
Joker in the eyes of Raju Murugan is about the current issues in the society that touches upon events and political situation of the country.
The story is narrated from the mind of a 40-year old man. Guru Somasundaram plays the role of Mannar Mannan, who works in a water company. His simple questions about politics are presented in humorous way.
The high point of Joker is that is it hilarious yet serious. The various schemes and the questions raised by him makes it an engrossing affair.
Raju Murugan's flawless writing and the performance of the star cast backed by a strong technical team make Joker an engrossing affair.If Cucukoo was an emotional fare, Joker educates all.
No laughing matter