Joker is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language science fiction comedy film directed by Shirish Kunder and also his second directorial venture after Jaan-E-Mann. The film stars Akshay Kumar opposite Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles. This was the second film in which Sinha paired opposite Kumar after Rowdy Rathore (2012). The film released worldwide on 31 August 2012, and received mixed to negative response upon release. The film was declared a “Disaster” at box office. The trailer of the film revealed on 11 July 2012, and also in cinemas along with Cocktail.
Agastya (Akshay Kumar) is a scientist, working on the development of a communication system, to communicate with aliens. But Agastya loses the faith of his seniors and is allotted with a deadline of one month to conclude his project with some substantial results.
In the meantime Agastya is informed by his girlfriend Diva (Sonakshi Sinha) about his father’s illness. On hearing this they both reach his native village Paglapur, whose colourful inhabitants include a man who speaks in gibberish, another who thinks he is a lamp post and everyone else who think that the World War II is still going on.
Soon after reaching there, Agastya finds that he was called on a false pretext of illness by his father.
On getting apprised about truth, Agastya decides to move back to US, but after hearing the plight of the inhabitants of Paglapur, due to the brushing aside of the village by the government because of its being absent from the demarcated map of India, he makes his mind to come out with some solution for the problem.
As the story proceeds, Agastya comes up with a quaint idea pertaining to the crop circle and arrival of aliens in his village, to fetch a recognition for his otherwise isolated village undergoing a plight of neglect ever since the independence.
With frames moving ahead, Agastya along with other villagers creates crop circle in Paglapur and spreads rumour about arrival of aliens in the village. And from there, amid tremendous media hype, takes over some hilarious sequences knitted around UFO and fictitious man made aliens.
In the end, the whole joke about the fake aliens is found out and at the end of the movie real aliens come and give the village the gift of oil.
Akshay Kumar as Agastya
Sonakshi Sinha as Diva
Shreyas Talpade as Babban
Minisha Lamba as News Reporter
Gurpreet Ghuggi as Bobby
Darshan Jariwala as Baba (Agastya’s father)
Asrani as Guruji
Sanjai Mishra as Rajaji
Vindu Dara Singh as Sundi
Pitobash as Kachua
Alexx ONell as Simon
Chitrangda Singh in Special appearance in song “Kafirana”
Farah Khan in a Guest Appearance
Vrajesh Hirjee as villager
Aarya Babbar as Majnu Tangewala (cameo)