Josh (2009 Kannada film)

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Directed by Shivamani
Produced by S. Sanjay Babu
Written by Shivamani,
B. A. Madhu
Starring Rakesh Adiga
Nithya Menen
Music by Vardhan
Cinematography Santhosh Rai Pathaje
Edited by K. M. Prakash
SVP Pictures
Release date
  • 10 April 2009 (2009-04-10)
Running time
165 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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 Telugu as Keratam.[4]



Soundtrack album by Vardhan
Released 22 March 2009
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Anand Audio
Producer Vardhan

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.

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Hey Maga" V. Nagendra Prasad Ranjith  
2. "Than Thane" Kaviraj Karthik  
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  


1) 57th Filmfare Awards South

2) Suvarna Film Awards


  1. ^ "Josh Cast & Crew". Filmibeat. 10 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Jhossh is brilliant". Rediff. 10 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "'Josh' 126 Days celebration". Indiaglitz. 19 August 2009. 
  4. ^

External links

  • Josh at GGPedia
  • Josh review
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