More than the film, Shirish Kunder and Akshay Kumar’s tiff are highly promoted in the name of the film. Various questions arise at the backdrop of the movie as why Akshay maintained distance from the film and what is the actual reason of rivalry between Shirish and Akki. Why Akshay Kumar like any other film did not promote the movie and disappeared just after completing the shoot. Did Akki really have a creative difference with the director? In clearly all those doubts, ‘Joker' took a back-burner.

‘Joker’ is weakly promoted film. In the present era, half of the work gets done if a film is well promoted but ‘Joker’ missed the chance. Akshay’s missing from the film promotion has spilled water on the film. His missing from the movie was much highlighted rather than the movie promotion. Well, keeping the debate of Shiridh and Akshay’s tiff aside and moving towards the reviews, Shirish Kunder’s ‘Joker’ finally hit the theatre on 31st August starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead.

An alien is a matter of great interest not only for the children but also for the adults. And Shirish Kunder’ ‘Joker’ deals with the same subject. Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Jadoo’ win the heart of the audience but unfortunately ‘Joker’ failed to impress.

1 hr 45 min long, Joker has a very simple plot. It has a crazy storyline that appeals you to leave your brain behind home, no logic, no twist and turns but only madness.

Agastya (Akshay Kumar) is a NASA scientist who travels all the way from the US to his native village Paglapur after he failed to invent a machine (that would help us to communicate with the aliens) in the US. Paglapur is a village that exists nowhere in the map of India. The scenario of Paglapur is totally mad. The villagers are like circus people. Every character is a madcap. The wost thing of the village is that it is barred from basic necessities like water and electricity. When no one cares to solve the problem of the village, Agastya created a hoax by inviting aliens to the village to bring paglapur in the notice of all. The film is just a laugh riot.

The first half of the movie is gripping but as it gradually moves forward, it lost its charm and the movie falls flat. The cine-goers lost interest and finds hard to digest.

Speaking about performances, Akshay Kumar is an excellent actor and his comic timing is great which all have witnessed in his past movies and here also he was at his humorous best. He was convincing in both the character as NASA scientist and desi villagers. While the 100 crore club actress Sonakshi Sinha did not get the scope to explore her talent this time. She got a very little space, better luck next time.

In the nutshell, ‘Joker’ is a light entertaining movie which will fill your one and half with fun and madness. The movie lacks in content otherwise it is fine. Shirish Kunder again failed to impress his audience and his flop spree continues.