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  • Joker is a boldly written and wittily conceived satire which was never tested before in TC

    Mukesh Kumar (678 DM Points)

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    3.5
    Desimartini | Updated - August 12, 2016 16:30 PM IST
    3.2DM (344 ratings)

    Verdict - The film is a hard hitting satire about the country, its people and the living conditions. More importantly it has exposed the Indian psyche

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    Satire is always a tricky genre for directors. Always a possibility of making a mockery of a grave situation or making it too serious for the audience (especially Indian) to take it. This balancing act between the poignant and theatrical is a precarious one, which is why Raju Murugan's movie is noteworthy. the concept (corruption and bribery) would instinctively translate into a serious, thought-provoking film. But "Joker" takes a grim and solemn issue, turns it into a satire, garnishes it with populist sentiment and makes a far greater impact than a mere documentary, had it tackled the burning issue very well. All credits goes to Raju Murugan for his incisive writing.

    Raju Murugan's sense of satire is irresistible; the subtext, compelling. And yet neither shows itself up in any form of self-seriousness. The comic writing is immaculately inspired. Beautifully aided by performanece from the immensely talented Somasundaram. Dialogues only adding to the meritorious value, deserves special mention too. Sean Roldan. What a lad! His musical score puts to awe. Work of genius. So unreal for a music director who's hardly 3-4 films old. So is the cinematography.

    If you ask me where exactly did the movie go wrong, I'd blame the overt exploitation of poverty porn at a point of time. Things gets too dry and sombrous as the movie progresses. In addition to that, the forced climax with a preachy ending worked it's way against the movie. Yes I did have a gulp in my throat when i stepped out of the screen but the impact could've been even more intense than what it is actually.

    Nevertheless, Joker is worth a watch just for it's audacious writing, bold execution and a kind of satire that our Tamil cinema just hasn't witnesses anywhere nearby to my knowledge.

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