Joker - Preview

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Joker is very intentionally silly and gets cute at times. It keeps things simple despite the seemingly complicated situation it gets itself into and it is clean. If you don't mind some childish fun, wait for the DVD release. And if you do, you are better off skipping it.



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I must say that Joker does invoke curiosity in the promos after you get past the typical loudness of a masala film. Just when you are about to dismiss the trailer as yet another mindless action-comedy starring Akshay Kumar, the concept makes you smile and hope that maybe this once we have something really different from what we've seen in Hindi films so far. The protagonist inviting attention towards his tiny, irrelevant village by creating aliens. He needs to do this because this village is ignored by the rest of the world.

There is lots of scope for comedy and action in this and I am looking forward to it. However, the hope doesn't go too far because there's always a high chance that Akshay Kumar and Shirish Kunder will make it into a regular slapstick.

Not to mention, watching Sonakshi Sinha doesn't make me too eager. Not that, I look forward to seeing Akshay Kumar and his histrionics. I guess all hope is then banked upon the story and the potential for entertainment it hold. Unfortunately, the music doesn't seem to have gone down well with most.

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - "Poor Hindi debut by GV Prakash Kumar."
Music Aloud – "5/10"
dunkdaft - "First Bollywood outing of G V Prakash is interesting. A soundtrack that is perfect and in-line with the theme, Joker - only leaves us wanting for more. More by the composer."
Bollyspice – "2.5/5"
Apun Ka Choice – "2.5/5"