First Look: Akshay Kumar's 100th film 'Joker'

Movies | | July 11, 2012, 7:08 pm
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Right now Sonakshi's kitty is full of films. She had a big release - Rowdy Rathore - this year. Then she has Race 2 and Son of Sardar lined up.

Right now Sonakshi's kitty is full of films. She had a big release - Rowdy Rathore - this year. Then she has Race 2 and Son of Sardar lined up.

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Asrani has made a glorious comeback to Hindi cinema. He had a role in Rohit Shetty's Bol Bachchan as well.

Asrani has made a glorious comeback to Hindi cinema. He had a role in Rohit Shetty's Bol Bachchan as well.

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Shirish feels very strongly about the publicity of Joker. He said he did not believe in marketing and that when the first trailer comes out he would not be shouting from the roof top and saying 'watch my film'.

Shirish feels very strongly about the publicity of Joker. He said he did not believe in marketing and that when the first trailer comes out he would not be shouting from the roof top and saying 'watch my film'.

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Editor-turned-director Shirish Kunder says his ambitious project 'Joker' is not a comedy film unlike what the title suggests.

Editor-turned-director Shirish Kunder says his ambitious project 'Joker' is not a comedy film unlike what the title suggests.

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The Hindi sci-fi adventure film has been directed by Shirish Kunder and stars Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Minisha Lamba And Shreyas Talpade.

The Hindi sci-fi adventure film has been directed by Shirish Kunder and stars Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Minisha Lamba And Shreyas Talpade.

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'Joker' is being jointly produced by Shirish Kunder and his wife Farah Khan's Three's Company and Akshay Kumar's Hari Om Entertainment Co.

'Joker' is being jointly produced by Shirish Kunder and his wife Farah Khan's Three's Company and Akshay Kumar's Hari Om Entertainment Co.

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The movie is scheduled for an August release with the Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer 'Ek Tha Tiger' hitting the screens in the same month.

The movie is scheduled for an August release with the Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer 'Ek Tha Tiger' hitting the screens in the same month.

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Lamba said she was blessed to be acting with the people she has always admired.

Lamba said she was blessed to be acting with the people she has always admired.

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Shirish Kunder has uninhibitedly admitted that actress Sonakshi Sinha's role in his next directorial 'Joker' is 'cooler' than her part in her debut film 'Dabangg', which brought her instant success.

Shirish Kunder has uninhibitedly admitted that actress Sonakshi Sinha's role in his next directorial 'Joker' is 'cooler' than her part in her debut film 'Dabangg', which brought her instant success.

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In the past, Kunder has edited films like 'Main Hoon Na' and 'Om Shanti Om'. His debut directorial movie 'Jaan-E-Mann' which was released in 2006.

In the past, Kunder has edited films like 'Main Hoon Na' and 'Om Shanti Om'. His debut directorial movie 'Jaan-E-Mann' which was released in 2006.

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Though his directorial debut 'Jaan-E-Mann' bombed at the box office, director Shirish Kunder remains unfazed and says he will not hard sell his movie but will instead employ marketing fundas used by Aamir Khan.

Though his directorial debut 'Jaan-E-Mann' bombed at the box office, director Shirish Kunder remains unfazed and says he will not hard sell his movie but will instead employ marketing fundas used by Aamir Khan.

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Joker will be released on August 30, 2012. Shirish Kunder has repeatedly tweeted that he is super excited about this film which is based in the fictional village of Paglapur.

Joker will be released on August 30, 2012. Shirish Kunder has repeatedly tweeted that he is super excited about this film which is based in the fictional village of Paglapur.

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The trailer of Joker was released on July 11 and gives the first glimpse at the much-talked-about aliens.

The trailer of Joker was released on July 11 and gives the first glimpse at the much-talked-about aliens.

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Minissha Lamba was roped in to star in Joker. She is the heroine opposite Shreyas Talpade in the film.

Minissha Lamba was roped in to star in Joker. She is the heroine opposite Shreyas Talpade in the film.

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Last seen in the national award winning film Well Done Abba, Minissha, who has been off the big screen for some time, said she was excited about working with Kunder.

Last seen in the national award winning film Well Done Abba, Minissha, who has been off the big screen for some time, said she was excited about working with Kunder.

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Joker shows a similar crop circle that is believed to have been made by aliens and draws the world's media to the village of Paglapur.

Joker shows a similar crop circle that is believed to have been made by aliens and draws the world's media to the village of Paglapur.

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Kunder, married to choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan, denied the film was inspired by 2010 Hollywood film 'Alice in Wonderland'. He says the only thing common between both the projects is the fantasy factor.

Kunder, married to choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan, denied the film was inspired by 2010 Hollywood film 'Alice in Wonderland'. He says the only thing common between both the projects is the fantasy factor.

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Akshay is back from the successful film 'Rowdy Rathore'. His makeup and role is very different to what he plays in Rowdy. But it seems Akshay has signed up for a lot of 'desi hero' roles this year.

Akshay is back from the successful film 'Rowdy Rathore'. His makeup and role is very different to what he plays in Rowdy. But it seems Akshay has signed up for a lot of 'desi hero' roles this year.

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Chitrangada Singh has an item number in Joker.

Chitrangada Singh has an item number in Joker.

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This would be the second film in which Sonakshi is paired opposite Akshay after Rowdy Rathore. The look and feel of the film from the trailer is very retro.

This would be the second film in which Sonakshi is paired opposite Akshay after Rowdy Rathore. The look and feel of the film from the trailer is very retro.

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The one-film-old Sonakshi Sinha is giving other actresses a run for their money by bagging endorsements and big films, but the Dabangg girl says she doesn't consider herself as part of the competition.

The one-film-old Sonakshi Sinha is giving other actresses a run for their money by bagging endorsements and big films, but the Dabangg girl says she doesn't consider herself as part of the competition.

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According to the film synopsis, during partition, asylum inmates broke loose, drove away the villagers and established their own republic in Paglapur.

According to the film synopsis, during partition, asylum inmates broke loose, drove away the villagers and established their own republic in Paglapur.

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According to the film synopsis, in 1947 when the maps of India and Pakistan were being drawn, an oversight ensured that the village of Paglapur didn't find a place in either country.

According to the film synopsis, in 1947 when the maps of India and Pakistan were being drawn, an oversight ensured that the village of Paglapur didn't find a place in either country.

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According to the film synopsis, the village of Paglapur had the distinction of housing the largest mental asylum in the region.

According to the film synopsis, the village of Paglapur had the distinction of housing the largest mental asylum in the region.

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It seems Sonakshi and Akshaye's 'jodi' is the new hot pairing in Bollywood.

It seems Sonakshi and Akshaye's 'jodi' is the new hot pairing in Bollywood.

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Joker has references to the mysterious crop circles that have been part of many fantasy films of Hollywood and popular literature.

Joker has references to the mysterious crop circles that have been part of many fantasy films of Hollywood and popular literature.

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Decades after the world forgot this village, a NASA scientist of Indian origin, Rajkumar and his beautiful wife, Manali find themselves on the road to Paglapur.

Decades after the world forgot this village, a NASA scientist of Indian origin, Rajkumar and his beautiful wife, Manali find themselves on the road to Paglapur.

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Raj is working on a top secret project for creating a device to communicate with aliens.

Raj is working on a top secret project for creating a device to communicate with aliens.

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He is met with scepticism from all quarters. Will scientist Raj be able to communicate with the aliens?

He is met with scepticism from all quarters. Will scientist Raj be able to communicate with the aliens?

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Raj finds he is in a village whose  inhabitants include a man who speaks in gibberish, another who thinks he is a lamp post and everyone else who think Mahatma Gandhi is still around, fighting for independence.

Raj finds he is in a village whose inhabitants include a man who speaks in gibberish, another who thinks he is a lamp post and everyone else who think Mahatma Gandhi is still around, fighting for independence.

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Joker is said to have been made at a budget of Rs 40 crore. A lot is riding on the shoulders of Akshay and Sonakshi who have been part of massively successful films in the past.

Joker is said to have been made at a budget of Rs 40 crore. A lot is riding on the shoulders of Akshay and Sonakshi who have been part of massively successful films in the past.

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The music of Joker has been scored by GV Prakash Kumar, a young and well established composer in the South.

The music of Joker has been scored by GV Prakash Kumar, a young and well established composer in the South.

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American actor Alexx O'Nell was also signed to play a role in the film.

American actor Alexx O'Nell was also signed to play a role in the film.

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The filming was done in Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Mumbai. Let's hope Joker revives the luck of Shirish Kunder at the box office.

The filming was done in Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Mumbai. Let's hope Joker revives the luck of Shirish Kunder at the box office.