Mannar Mannan (Guru Somasundaram), a mentally disturbed man, declares himself as People’s President and protests corruption in his area.
The reason behind his condition is his wife Malliga, who is struggling for life and is in coma, due to the negligence of politicians and carelessness of officials.
Mannan Mannan is aided by two of his like minded friends- Ponoonjal (Ramasamy) and Isai (Gayathri Krishna). They file a plea in the supreme court for mercy killing. What follows is an emotional ride filled with humour.
Journalist-turned-filmmaker Raju Murugan’s second attempt Joker (Cuckoo was his debut film), is a short, simple and honest tale that exposes the system and the society.
It is emotional, no doubt. But even the most emotional scenes carry a pinch of humour, thus making us smile. And while coming out of the theatre, we are made to think a lot about the society and people. That’s the victory of Raju Murugan.
Guru Somasundaram has delivered a solid performance. So are Gayathri Krishna and Ramasamy. Sean Roldan’s music is a big asset to Joker, while Chezhian’s cinematography has acted like Raju Murugan’s eyes.
To sum it up, Joker is not a film that is meant for pure entertainment. It is a movie that attempts to educate and enlighten us, in a most simple manner.
Director: Raju Murugan
Music: Sean Roldan
Cast: Guru Somasundaram, Ramya Pandian, Gayathri krishna, Ramasamy, Bava Chelladurai
Pro: John Johnson