Bollywood poster for sale of the 1970 cult Hindi film Mera Naam Joker.
Featured here for sale is a reissue Bollywood poster of the 1970 film that was produced, directed by and starred the showman of Indian cinema, Raj Kapoor.
This Raj Kapoor movie poster features the key star cast of the film – Simi Garewal, Padmini, Manoj Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Dharmendra, Kseniya Ryabinkina & Rajendra Kumar.
Printed and circulated somewhere in the early 2000s, this reissue Mera Naam Joker movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the recent re-release of the film but never ended up being used.
In this Mera Naam Joker movie poster, Raj Kapoor is seen in a brilliant photographic still holding the iconic Mera Naam Joker doll prominently on the top. A steamy kiss scene featuring Raj Kapoor and Russian actress Kseniya Ryabinkina is seen at the bottom.
Mera Naam Joker starred Raj Kapoor in the lead role. In this classic, Raj Kapoor essayed the role of a circus clown who must make his audience laugh at the cost of his own sorrows. Mera Naam Joker also marked the debut of Raj Kapoor’s son Rishi Kapoor. Mera Naam Joker reportedly took six years to make and was funded by Raj Kapoor’s personal savings. The film was declared a flop at the box office but has attained cult status over the years and earned the praise of critics.
Mera Naam Joker is regarded as one of Raj Kapoor’s finest works today with film critics heralding it as a “misunderstood masterpiece” due to its box office failure at the time of it’s release.