Joker is a 2016 Indian Tamil language political satire film, written and directed by Raju Murugan (whose previous was Cuckoo) and produced by Dream Warrior Pictures. The film stars Guru Somasundaram and newcomers Ramya Pandian and Gayathri Krishnaa, Bava Chelladurai, Ramasamy and Bala Murugan are doing supporting roles. The flim got high positive review and become hit in box office. The soundtrack was composed by Sean Roldan and it received highly positive reviews from critics. This is first of this kind where 80% of songs sang by folks artist that to for the first time in the main Media.
Somasundaram says, ‘Working with Raju Murugan was very good and organic. Organic means, the procedures involved in film making, which included exhaustive script discussions. In the pre-production stage itself, we decided on everything, from the look of a character to the manner of dialogue delivery to the costumes to everything. We completed 90% of the film through rehearsals and then only went to shoot. It was fantastic working with a director like Raju Murugan who is very clear about what he wanted.’ The film was completely shot in the regions surround Dharmapuri in late 2015. Talking about the film, Raju Murugan says, ‘This film was completely shot in Dharmapuri. We’ve also managed to get the localities of Dharmapuri to play key roles in the film. The problems of modern India have been narrated in a humorous manner’. The movie is produced by S. R. Prakashbabu and S. R. Prabhu through their production house Dream Warrior Pictures. While speaking to press, S. R. Prabhu said that, “he was supposed to produce Raj Murugan’s debut directorial Cuckoo, but things didn’t go on as well due to some reasons, but now is elated to have his film produced by Dream Warrior Pictures”. During the press meet, Raju Murugan said, “I am not sure if Joker will click as a super hit in box office, but am happy for having made a good film”. Censor board has given “Unrestricted Public Exhibition” rating for this movie for India. Also the director said, “Soon after my first film, I happened to travel all over the country and found certain things among the people with poverty and this inspired me to write a plot based on this”.
This movie emphasis the necessity of toilets for all rural homes. Even the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed this issue. Hence medias are asking Prime Minister to watch the film. In the movie, protagonist thinks himself as The President of India. Joker explores different side of me, says Guru Somasundaram. Superstar of Tamil Cinema Padma Vibhushan Rajnikath praised Joker team.
Directed by Raju Murugan
Produced by S. R. Prakashbabu & S. R. Prabhu
Written by Raju Murugan
Starring Guru Somasundaram, Ramya Pandian
Music by Sean Roldan
Edited by Shanmugam Velusamy
Production Dream Warrior Pictures
Release dates 12 August 2016