Critics Score - 29
Joker is an alien concept. All that you take home from JOKER is a few stray laughs.
Joker is one-time watch as it is a mass entertainer and delivers a lovely message. But note one important thing: Do not fail to carry a Disprin tablet, as it might leave you suffering from a severe headache in the second half.
What's Good: The direction; the music; the cinematography; some puns. What's Bad: The predictable storyline. Watch or Not?: It's a timepass watch but not really engrossing.
There isn't a single line in Shirish Kunder's Joker that actually works, leaving us with a film that, while commendably brisk in a 100-minute package, refuses to get going at all.
Akshay Kumar is as good as he can be - and that isn't all that good. Sonakshi sleepwalks through the film, grinning and frowning as he drowns in the morass. Give Joker a miss if you value your sanity and money. It gives commercial Hindi cinema a bad name.
JOKER is a joke of a film. Disaster!
Kunder is the mastermind behind this 40-crore catastrophe and is solely responsible for this outer-world disaster. Making a film featuring aliens is entirely different from one that is for them and that is the only concern that Kunder overlooked while clowning around behind the camera. None of the songs will make it into any charts and the ‘Jugnu' number has a creepy resemblance to 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'.