Saturday, December 10, 2005

Mera naam .....

Some movies, transcend from just being frames on celluloid to capturing the imagination and emotions of its viewers. I remember one such movie, released in the year 1970, for which Raj Kapoor is remembered for even today. The movie I think was called ... "Mera Naam .....". Argh! I am not able to get the last word. What? What did you say? Really? SIGH! I don't think that is the last word. Wait let me think about it .........


Moving away from that topic, On stage and perfomances, there is one character who is much loved. Yeah, the "Clown" aka "Joker". In Circuses, he is somone who perfoms menial gimmicks and stunts to have the audience in peels of laughter. Some of the stunts what he performs maybe death defying and risky, yet the audience are never exposed to that stark side . The act normally ends with something funny and thus the audience can continue laughing! Also, the clown would be a jack of quite a few trades , that he would very well supplement for any other members weakness!


Medieval Europe, the royalty were entertained by a "jester". The jester would be witty (Touchstone .. in "As You like It". Is the name right? ;-)) and sharp and would engage the best minds in intellectual tiffs. The jokers, clowns or jesters , whatever we call them often end up showing one face to the world regardless of what they would be personally going through! The world always wants them to "entertain" and does not care about what "they" go through! They are supposed to "mask" out their "feelings" and just entertain! Brilliant ain't it!! Brilliant!!

Ah ....., I think I remember the movie name and ........ I guess you were right! The movie name is indeed, "Mera Naam Joker".

6 comments:

!xobile said...

I sometimes feel really sad for these jokers... such a tuff job

Vikram said...

Another 'mask' man. The actual 'face' behind that clown make up will tell a different story. Coincidently, we are all 'jokers' in some way. Very few will know the actual 'you'. What do you say?

Keshi said...

I agree with Vikram...we r all actors on a stage...just that we dun go off stage ever :)


Mera naam Keshi hai..;-)

Keshi.

Jay said...

#Ze,

You bet! It surely would be!

#Vik,

That was exactly the point I was bringing out! We are all "jokers" in a way! Its just ironic that we "laugh" at somone who just miming "us"!

#Keshi,

Yeah , right Keshi! Mera Naam Jay hai :-).

Pallavi said...

this is very interesting. i work for disney..we call ourselves cast members..and whenever we go on sight to any of the parks for any work...we say "i am going on stage"........

Jay said...

#Pallavi,

Some go on stage .. some just dont come back! :-). Man .. too much philosphy! Next post should be something light ! :D