Mera Naam Joker
Vintage Bollywood poster of the 1970 classic Hindi film directed by Raj Kapoor, Mera Naam Joker for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood poster of the 1970 film that was produced and directed by the showman of Indian cinema, Raj Kapoor.
This film, like many others released under the banner of RK Productions, 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 Rishi Kapoor, making this poster highly collectible.
Printed and circulated several years after the first release of the film (somewhere in the 1980s), this Mera Naam Joker poster was originally designed for publicity of the film’s subsequent release in Delhi but never ended up being used.
This Raj Kapoor movie poster was originally designed in hand painted canvas format by a small time art studio in Delhi, giving it a very quirky appearance.
A hand drawn portrait of Raj Kapoor holding the iconic Mera Naam Joker doll is seen prominently in this Mera Naam Joker movie poster. The sensational kissing scene between Raj Kapoor and Russian actress Kseniya Ryabinkina is seen in a smaller hand painted rendition at the bottom.
Smaller hand painted portraits of the film’s stellar star cast of male supporting actors such as Rishi Kapoor, Dharmendra, Dara Singh and Rajendra Kumar are also seen in this Mera Naam Joker film poster.
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.
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