Joshilaay is a 1989 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Sibte Hassan Rizvi. The film stars Sunny Deol, Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Rajesh Vivek. The music was composed by R. D. Burman.

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Directed bySibte Hassan Rizvi
Shekhar Kapur
Written byJaved Akhtar
Produced bySibte Hassan Rizvi
StarringSunny Deol
Anil Kapoor
Meenakshi Sheshadri
CinematographyPravin Bhatt
Ko-Hung Chang
Dilip Mukherjee
Edited byI. M. Kunnu
Music byR. D. Burman
New World Enterprises
Release date
10 March 1989 (1989-03-10)


The film revolves around two men - Dara (Sunny Deol) and Karan (Anil Kapoor). Both were wronged by Jogi Thakur (Rajesh Vivek) and his partner Raja Singh (Kulbhushan Karbandha). Dara was separated from his family and left near a circus where he was brought up and Karan's family was murdered in front of him. After Jogi and Raja rob a village, they are nabbed by the police. In the chase, Raja betrays Jogi and hands him over to the police, running away with the loot himself.

Twenty years later, Raja Singh has become Raja Saab, a dreaded ruler of many villages and a respected man. Dara and Karan are both grown men now thirsting for revenge. Where Dara is the fun and witty type, Karan is the silent and angry type. They are helped in their quest by Gulabo (Sridevi) who is Dara's girlfriend and Mangala (Meenakshi Sheshadri) who is Karan's girlfriend. Jogi Thakur is also released from jail and thirsts for revenge against Raja. The twists occurs when Dara wants Jogi Thakur alive to find who his parents were and Karan wants Jogi Thakur dead.

Dara and Karan eventually become friends. They confront Jogi Thakur and Raja Saab and drag them to death.


The film was mostly directed by Shekhar Kapur, who left the movie mid-way. Sibte Hasan Rizvi took over and completed the film.[1] The film have best locations and photography, all the movie was shot in Leh and Ladakh.



R. D. Burman composed the music for the film, and the lyrics were given by Javed Akhtar. "Joshilaay Woh Shehzade Hain Zameen Ke" was the last song by the duo of Kishore Kumar and R. D. Burman.

Song Singer
"Joshilaay Woh Shehzade" Kishore Kumar
"Dhar Dham Chak Lag Gayi" Asha Bhosle
"Na Ja Jaan-E-Jaan, Na Ja, Na Ja Jaan-E-Jaan" Asha Bhosle, R. D. Burman
"O Dhola Dhol Manjira Baje Re" Asha Bhosle, Suresh Wadkar
"Dhak Dhak Jiya Kare, Jane Kya Piya Kare" Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar


  1. ^ Chaudhuri, Diptakirti (2015). Written by Salim-Javed: The Story of Hindi Cinema's Greatest Screenwriters. Penguin Books. p. 159. ISBN 978-93-5214-008-4.

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