Josh: Independence Through Unity
|Josh: Independence Through Unity|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Iram Parveen Bilal|
|Produced by||Iram Parveen Bilal|
Saad Bin Mujeeb
|Written by||Iram Parveen Bilal|
|Screenplay by||Iram Parveen Bilal|
Adnan Shah Tipu
|Music by||Shahi Hasan|
Andrew T. Mackay
|Edited by||Jochen Kunstler|
Parveen Shah Productions
Twenty Nine Dash One Productions
|Distributed by||ARY Films|
|Box office||₨3.3 crore (US$230,000)|
Josh: Independence Through Unity (Urdu: جوش: متحدہ آزادی) is a 2013 Pakistani mystery thriller drama film written, directed and produced by Iram Parveen Bilal with co-producers Saad Bin Mujeeb and Kelly Thomas. Film was released at Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan and India on 10 August 2013. The film stars Aamina Sheikh, Mohib Mirza, Khalid Malik, Naveen Waqar, Adnan Shah, Kaiser Khan Nizamani, Parveen Akber , Nyla Jafri, Salim Mairaj, Faizan Haqquee, Ali Rizvi in the ensemble cast.
Josh is about Fatima (Aamina Sheikh), a dedicated school teacher, who is living a high cosmopolitan life in Karachi until one day her life shatters when her nanny Nusrat-bhi inexplicably disappears. Fatima then takes on the challenge to seek the dangerous truth in Nusrat’s feudal village. The themes being tackled are class separation, feudalism, poverty, individual empowerment, and women’s rights.
- Aamina Sheikh as Fatima
- Khalid Malik as Adil
- Mohib Mirza as Uzair
- Naveen Waqar as Ayla
- Faizan Haqquee as Zeeshan
- Khalid Ahmed as Khawaja
- Adnan Shah as Gulsher
- Saleem Mairaj as Master Khalid
- Parveen Akbar as Parveen
- Nyla Jaffri as Nusrat Bi
- Ali Rizvi as Ahmed
- Kaiser Khan Nizamani as Khan
- Abdullah Khan as Shera
- Saifullah Sohail as Shakeel
- Haider Salim as Shan
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|Released||To Be Released.|
|Producer||Indus World Music|
Overview and reception
Josh received the 2012 Women in Film Finishing Grant, the 2013 Silent River Film Festival Best First Feature and Best Actress, the 2013 Filmfest Hamburg, Best Political Film Nomination. It also won the Best Screenplay Jury Prize and the Best Feature Film Audience Prize at the Washington, D.C. South Asian Film Festival 2014.
- "Film Josh selected to screen at Mumbai film festival". The Express Tribune. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
- "Finally, some jazba: Josh to hit theatres after a long wait for distributor". The Express Tribune. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.