Josh (2009 Kannada film)
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Josh or Jhossh(Kannada: ಪ್ರೇಮಿಸಂ) is a 2009 Indian Kannada language romantic film directed and written by Shivamani. Produced by Sanjay Babu under SVP pictures, the film mainly stars debutants Rakesh Adiga, Poorna, Akshay, Nithya Menen, Vishnu Prasanna in the pivotal roles whilst Dwarakish, Achyuth Kumar, Tulasi Shivamani and Sihi Kahi Chandru feature in supporting roles. The music is composed by Vardhan, making his debut and the cinematography is by Santhosh Rai Pathaje.
|Produced by||S. Sanjay Babu|
B. A. Madhu
|Starring||Rakesh Adiga |
|Cinematography||Santhosh Rai Pathaje|
|Edited by||K. M. Prakash|
The film released on 10 April 2009 across Karnataka and went on to become one of the highest grossers at the box-collection for the year. The film garnered both critical appraise and commercial success and paved way for the lead actors success in their careers. The film had a good run over 100 days successfully at cinema halls. The film went on to win the Filmfare Awards in two categories out of 7 nominations at the 57th Filmfare Awards South. The film was remade in Tamil.  The film was also remade in Telugu as Keratam.
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||22 March 2009|
All the songs are composed by Vardhan teaming up with the director and producer for the first time with Shivamani. The songs were well received and remained at the top of the charts.
All music composed by Vardhan.
|1.||"Hey Maga"||V. Nagendra Prasad||Ranjith|
|3.||"Jothe Jotheyali"||Kaviraj||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, Anuradha Bhat, Harsha|
|4.||"Namaskara Sir"||Kaviraj||Anoop, Harsha, Chinmayi|
|5.||"Shakalaka Rock N Roll"||Kaviraj||Vardhan, Bhargavi Pillai|
|6.||"Yeh Mera Bharat Mahan"||Kaviraj||Vardhan, Harsha, Chaitra H. G., Anuradha Bhat|
- Best Film - Nominated
- Best Director - Nominated
- Best Supporting Actor -Achyuth Kumar - Won
- Best Supporting Actor -Sharan - Nominated
- Best Supporting Actress -Tulasi Shivamani -Won
- Best Supporting Actress -Nithya Menen - Nominated
- Best Lyricist -Kaviraj - Nominated
- Best Debut Actor - Rakesh Adiga - Won
- "Josh Cast & Crew". Filmibeat. 10 April 2009.
- "Jhossh is brilliant". Rediff. 10 April 2009.
- "'Josh' 126 Days celebration". Indiaglitz. 19 August 2009.