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Mera Naam Joker
Mera Naam Joker
Actors: Agha, Bhalla, Birbal, Dharmendra, Simi Garewal
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
NR     2004     3hr 44min


Movie Details

Actors: Agha, Bhalla, Birbal, Dharmendra, Simi Garewal
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Yash Raj Films India
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/13/2004
Original Release Date: 01/01/1970
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1970
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 3hr 44min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Import
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Hindi, Russian
Subtitles: English
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(5 out of 5 stars)

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(5 out of 5 stars)

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