Josh: Independence Through Unity

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Josh: Independence Through Unity
Poster showing the lead cast of film.
Theatrical release poster
Directed byIram Parveen Bilal
Produced byIram Parveen Bilal
Saad Bin Mujeeb
Kelly Thomas
Written byIram Parveen Bilal
Screenplay byIram Parveen Bilal
Farah Usman
StarringAamina Sheikh
Khalid Malik
Mohib Mirza
Khalid Malik
Naveen Waqar
Ali Rizvi
Saleem Mairaj
Adnan Shah Tipu
Music byShahi Hasan
Andrew T. Mackay
CinematographyNausheen Dadabhoy
Edited byJochen Kunstler
Parveen Shah Productions
Twenty Nine Dash One Productions
Distributed byARY Films
Release date
  • October 2012 (2012-10) (Mumbai Film Festival)
  • 10 August 2013 (2013-08-10) (Pakistan)
  • UK (UK)
Box office3.3 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.



Josh world premiered at the Mumbai International Film Festival in October 2012.[1] The film released in Pakistan on 12 August 2013.[2]


Soundtrack album by
ReleasedTo Be Released.
GenreFilm soundtrack
ProducerIndus World Music

Josh is the soundtrack album of the 2012 Urdu-language Pakistani film Josh by Iram Parveen Bilal.

Overview and reception[edit]

All songs are mixed and mastered by Shahi Hasan. The singers include Zoe Viccaji, Devika Chawla, Shahi Hasan, Noor Lodhi, Manesh Judge and Ali Azmat.


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.


  1. ^ "Film Josh selected to screen at Mumbai film festival". The Express Tribune. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Finally, some jazba: Josh to hit theatres after a long wait for distributor". The Express Tribune. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.

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