Josh (2009 Telugu film)
Josh (transl. Energy) is a 2009 Indian Telugu-language coming of age action film directed by Vasu Varma, and produced Dil Raju. The film marks the debut of Naga Chaitanya and Karthika in the lead roles, whilst J. D. Chakravarthy plays a pivotal role. The film's music is scored by Sandeep Chowta.
|Directed by||Vasu Varma|
|Produced by||Dil Raju|
J. D. Chakravarthy
|Music by||Sandeep Chowtha|
|Edited by||Marthand K Venkatesh|
|Distributed by||Sri Venkateswara Creations|
The plot explores student politics, and the vested interests of politicians in such activities. Released on 5 September 2009, the film was not commercially successful.
Satya (Naga Chaitanya) is a student. He discontinues his graduation studies in Vizag and comes to Hyderabad in search of a job. He stays with his uncle (Sunil) in Hyderabad. He runs into a fight with MGM college students who are influenced by political mafia leader Durga Rao (J. D. Chakravarthy). Satya tries to change the students but fails. Then he gets accidentally hit by the students and gets admitted into the hospital. When questioned by his uncle (Sunil Varma) about his rude behavior with students Satya narrates his flashback.
In the flashback we see a carefree Satya with a gang of his classmates. Although he was a topper until schooling, college environment makes him a stubborn guy. His principal (Prakash Raj) keeps on advising him to change but Satya would just feel it as a lecture. He also makes his principal's sincere son, Bujji join his gang. One day they go on for a bike race and Bujji accompanies Satya on Satya's bike. The bike's chain gets loose and the bike slips leaving Satya injured and causing Bujji's death. This makes Satya to realise.
And now after getting discharged from the hospital, Satya joins the college to cleanse the system. On the other hand, there is Vidhya, an elementary school teacher (Karthika Nair) who aspires to go to college but could not as her brother feels that college students are rowdies and she would not be safe in college. She meets Satya and love blossoms between them. Main crux of the movie is how Satya changes the students and brings them out of the bad influence of Durga Rao.
- Naga Chaitanya as Satya
- Karthika Nair as Vidhya
- J. D. Chakravarthy as Durga Rao
- Prakash Raj as Principal
- Sunil as Bujji
- Brahmanandam as Durga Rao's personal assistant
- Rakesh Varre as Radha
- Subbu as Seenu
- Kautilya as Guna
- Aditya as Prakash
- Anand as Satya's father
- Sithara as Satya's mother
- Harsha Vardhan as Vidhya's brother
- Mounica as Vidhya's sister-in-law
- Devadas Kanakala
- Shreya Dhanwanthary as Bhavna
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||18 July 2009|
|Sandeep Chowtha chronology|
The music was composed by Sandeep Chowtha. The soundtrack, released on 18 July 2009 at Shilparama Vedika.
|1.||"Diridiri Diridi"||Seetharama Sastry||Sandeep Chowtha, Kunal Ganjawala||4:49|
|2.||"Neetho Vunte"||Seetharama Sastry||Karthik||5:26|
|3.||"Jigijikka" (Bit Song)||Chandrabose||Chandrabose||1:13|
|4.||"Aawara Hawa"||Seetharama Sastry||Sowmya Raoh||4:24|
|5.||"Bad Bad Boy"||Seetharama Sastry||Ranjith, Benny Dayal||4:40|
|6.||"Annayochinado" (Bit Song)||Chandrabose||Dil Raju||0:52|
|7.||"Evvariki"||Seetharama Sastry||Rahul Vaidya, Ujjaini Mukherjee||4:58|
|8.||"Me Me Meka" (Bit Song)||Chandrabose||Chandrabose||0:57|
|9.||"College Bulloda"||Chandrabose||Rahul Sipligunj||3:47|
Initially scheduled to release on 3 September 2009, the film was delayed due to the death of Andhra Pradesh's Chief Minister, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy. It was eventually released two days later.
Rediff.com critic Radhika Rajmani wrote, "Josh as such, does not have anything new about it. The theme has been touched upon before. The attraction now is Naga Chaitanya who has the movie on his shoulders," while rating the film 3 stars of 5. Idlebrain.com rated 2.75/5 and stated, "The narration and screenplay given by Vasu Varma diluted the main point."
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