Josh (2009 film)

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Directed by Vasu Varma
Produced by Dil Raju
Starring Naga Chaitanya
Prakash Raj
J. D. Chakravarthy
Sunil Varma
Music by Sandeep Chowtha
Cinematography Sameer Reddy
Edited by Marthand K Venkatesh
Distributed by Sri Venkateswara Creations
Release date
  • 5 September 2009 (2009-09-05)
Running time
170 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget 150 million (US$2.3 million)

Josh is a 2009 Telugu film that marked the debut of Naga Chaitanya and Karthika in the lead roles, whilst, prominent actor J. D. Chakravarthy plays a pivotal role. Directed by Vasu Varma, and produced by noted producer, Dil Raju.[1] An initial date of 3 September for release, was delayed due to the death of Andhra Pradesh's Chief Minister, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy. It was eventually released two days later. The film was a critical and commercial failure despite the heavy publicity prior release of the film. Naga Chaitanya was praised as an actor in Tollywood. The film's storyline was very similar to Naga Chaitanya's father, Nagarjuna's 1989 Ram Gopal Varma film, Siva where a student tries to eliminate the mafia involved in the students, and the antagonist in that film too is played by Chakravarthy.


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 to be 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 injured Satya and dead Bujji. 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 (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. So she teaches in an elementary school. 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.[2]



Soundtrack album by Sandeep Chowtha
Released 18 July 2009 (2009-07-18)
Recorded 2009
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Aditya Music
Producer Dil Raju
Sandeep Chowtha chronology

The music was composed by Sandeep Chowtha. The soundtrack, released on 18 July 2009 at Shilparama Vedika.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Artist(s) Length
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 Benny Dayal, Ranjith 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 Vittal Rahul 3:47


Naga Chaitanya won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut - South.


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