The Laughter Disease

A cold-blooded killer, we have seen Joker’s character in Batman. Now, we see him in a film that tells us how a smiling face, doesn’t mean a happy soul. A man, works hard to be a well-known comedian, but, no one laughs at his jokes. Abused in his childhood, he still tries to spread happiness all over the world but is unsuccessful. But, a gun comes into the frame, that transforms him from a weak, boring man to a killer clown. He realizes how being “the bad person” will make people take note of him than being Mr. Goody two-shoes.


It starts with a crime in the train, where he kills three rich young men when they are trying to harass a lady.  The Joker, starts to become a famous killer and much loved too. He becomes a hero of the masses. Watch the film to know that laughter doesn’t mean that all is well.



Directed by: Todd Philips.

Produced by: Todd Philips, Emma Tillinger and Bradley Cooper.

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Marc Moran and Frances Conroy.


Filmfare Middle East rate: 3/5


Hanan Yehia Mulazem.


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