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Josh (2009 Kannada film)

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Directed by  Shivamani
Written by  Shivamani
Cinematography  Santhosh Rai Pathaje
Produced by  S. Sanjay Babu
Music by  Vardhan
Starring  Rakesh Adiga Poorna Nithya Menen Akshay Dwarakish

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.


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. 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. The film went on to win the Filmfare Awards in two categories out of 7 nominations at the 57th Filmfare Awards South.


  • Rakesh Adiga as Rocky
  • Poorna as Meena
  • Nithya Menen as Meera
  • Vishnu Prasanna
  • Akshay
  • Alok
  • Amit
  • Robot Ganesh
  • Sharan
  • Dwarakish
  • Sihi Kahi Chandru
  • Tulasi Shivamani
  • Achyuth Kumar
  • Srinivas Prabhu
  • Mohan Juneja
  • Sneha Acharya
  • Chethana
  • Jaganath chandrashekar
  • Soundtrack

    All the songs are composed and written 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.


    1) 57th Filmfare Awards South

  • Best Film - Nominated
  • Best Director - Nominated
  • Best Supporting Actor -Achyuth Kumar - Won
  • Best Supporting Actor -Sharan - Nominated
  • Best Supporting Actress -Tulasi Shivamani -Won
  • Best Supporting Actress -Nithya Menen - Nominated
  • Best Lyricist -Kaviraj - Nominated
  • 2) Suvarna Film Awards

  • Best Debut Actor - Rakesh Adiga - Won
  • References

    Josh (2009 Kannada film) Wikipedia