Josh (2000) is a Hindi movie. Mansoor Khan,Dilip Mestry has directed this movie. Shah Rukh Khan,Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,Chandrachur Singh,Sharad S. Kapoor are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2000. Josh (2000) is considered one of the best Action,Drama,Musical,Romance movie in India and around the world.
Shah Rukh Khan and Sharad Kapoor are the leaders of the two rival gangs. Aishwarya Rai is Shah Rukh Khan's twin sister. Shah Rukh is in love with Priya Gill. Chandrachur Singh is Sharad Kapoor's younger brother who studies in a catering college in Bombay. He comes to Goa to visit his brother and plans to go back and start a restaurant there. He sees Aishwarya and falls in love with her. Chandrachur gives up the idea of going back to Bombay and opens a bakery in Goa. When Shah Rukh comes to know about the romance between Aishwarya and Chandrachur, the fight between the gang turns more violent. How the conflict is resolved is the rest of the story.
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Meet Bollywood's coolest, brightest, wildest side!
What a great flick, my God! This film, directed by Mansoor Khan, is a action romance about two rival gangs, one led by Shahrukh Khan (Eagles) and the other by Sharad Kapoor (Bichoo). They detest each other and constantly engage in violent street fights. The story focuses mainly on Khan's gang and centers mostly around his and Aishwarya Rai's characters. The two star as two Christian twins, Max and Shirley, who love each other very much. Soon comes Sharad Kapoor's younger brother, Rahul, played by Chandrachur Singh, and tries to woo Shirley. There starts the conflict. The film is crazy, wild and surprising in the way it depicts modern street fighters in poor suburbs. The street fights are well shot. They are not overdone in any way. You will not see the typical superheroes of the 1980s who, all alone, could fight hundred gangsters and rest without a pimple. The love story is well portrayed. Chandrachur's character is well-written and he is portrayed as an intelligent, level-headed and humanly kind person and this comes pretty well across Aishwarya's spoiled and beautiful Shirley. The many instances that build their relationship, from the first days when she rejects him, the days when she tortures him badly to those when she can't live without him, flow brilliantly with the film's environment and mood. Shahrukh Khan's character of a street-smart tough is atypically cruel and violent, but the actor is just stellar in this unusual role. He works with electrifying presence, creating another confident, cool and charismatic persona, excelling in action sequences, and getting everything about this part, whether it's body language or dialogue delivery, just spot on. It's a nice paradox watching him in a completely non-romantic role (he does romance Priya Gill's character, but just in several insignificant portions and that too in a very non-romantic way), but then again there's more to it as he would give his life for his beloved sister. This is according to me one of his more memorable roles. Aishwarya is very effective and likable as Shirley, and acts even more convincingly in later portions when she turns into a suffering woman longing for her beloved. And what I really love about her is that she is never too high about her (gorgeous) looks. I mean, she romances the not-so-good-looking Chandrachur, and still manages to make him a completely great match for her with her believable expression of love for him. Frankly, in the beginning it does feel like she's really way too beautiful for him for them to make a believable couple. BUT after watching the film and Chandrachur's good performance I must admit I can't see anyone else but him in this film. Other cast members, all of whom I liked, include Sharad Kapoor as the other gang leader, Sharat Saxena as the strict policeman, and Nadira, in the last film appearance of her career. The film's music by Anu Malik is fantastic. "Hai Mera Dil" is my favourite, and along with the melodious "Hare Hare" lightens the love story. "Apun Bola" sung by Shahrukh Khan himself is also a nice song. In a few words, 'Josh' is very modern, super-cool and an altogether enjoyable film. It is light, at times funny, at times dramatic, at times exciting, and is generally very well directed and acted, with great music, amazing settings and locations, and above-all -- a good story. I recommend.
ShahRukh Khan needs good directors.
Reaching a career high with DDLJ, SRK has managed to bring us a string of above average movies including Mega-hits Dil To Pagal Hai and 1998's Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. The years 1999/2000 saw 'King Khan' make some seriously trashy films - the forgettable Baadshah (SRK ego booster) and the overhyped PBDHH; an inexplicably bad movie, and the 'unable to find an audience cause it was an art film', "Hey Ram". Shahrukh Khan is a talented actor and I still rate him above one hit wonder Hrithik Roshan. The fact is he needs to dump Aziz Mirza and Juhi Chawla - his chosen heroine for these awful films, and team up with some good directors. The 'Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman' and 'Yes Boss' char aren't working. Mansoor Khan's 'Josh' is an example of what I'm talking about. Shahrukh's character is more of an antihero and it allows him to tap into the intense badboy streak in him he, gave up on, in films like 'Daar', because he was worried about becoming typecast - see Ashutosh Rana. Mansoor Khan lets SRK bring out his character and tune it to perfection. Since the film took 4 years to make there is a maturity in his character. Max, is one half of Max and Shirley, the movie's 2 protagonists. He's arrogant, rude, violent, bitter and laid back. He oozes with attitude and charisma. SRK makes Max someone the audience sympathize with one minute and then hate the next. She's the cute mischievous girl next door, in awe of her brother but slowly coming into womanhood herself. Eventually, Shirley finds herself having to choose between the man she loves and her domineering brother's intense hatred for him. Aishwarya Rai pulls off one of her greatest performances ever - sans make up and designer outfits. Actress wannabes, this is acting! On screen chemistry with Aishwarya Rai is brilliant, especially as they play siblings and not love interests. On screen rivalry with Shard Kapoor is the basis for an otherwise passable love story. Similarities with Romeo and Juliet and Mansoor's earlier QSQT are apparent. Eventually it is a case of actors outperforming a film. As the opening credits appear with a mean soundtrack, Josh instantly struck a chord with every testosterone charged male out there. If only the end had not been so disappointing. I guess after Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai, the audience was expecting more. Mansoor, what happened? The first half of the film was excellent. Set in a quaint sea town in Goa, where gang wars spill out onto the streets everyday. The west side story take off visible in the opening number 'Sailaru, Sailare'. The film loses steam in the second half with a property deed subplot but picks up to an above average climax and then losing balance altogether to come crashing down to a ridiculous anticlimax. I guess even good directors run out of ideas. At least the film did well at the box office - I suppose with 2000 being the year it's been so far, producers are lucky just to break even. SRK - you were spot on with this film. Give up producing and stick to acting...none of us need another ABCL debacle. You will be remembered as someone with dignity and persona. As to the film itself - it's worth watching once. Skip the end if you want to, but the microcosm of Max and Shirley's world in the first half is reason alone to watch it. Something to watch on a Sunday afternoon I guess. A poor ending lowers this to average fare. PS: This was the first time I saw SRK scared in a movie, and I loved it.
Grease meets West Side Story!
Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai star as Christian twins Max and Shirley, products of an affair between an Indian mother and a Portuguese father (who never accepted nor acknowledged them as his), Max grows up into a bitter, rebellious teen who fronts a gang on the A side of town, while Shirley blossoms into a beautiful and virtuous teen who never misses church services and finds it hard to hide her developing sexuality in the teensy weensy clothes the wardrobe department has her wearing. It's easy to see why Max is so insanely and sometimes uncomfortably protective of her. The Gang on the B side of town keep having run ins with the Gang on the A side of time but they have some sort of truce going which is that: nothing goes down until something goes down. Funny truce? Yeah. Until something actually goes down when the educated brother of the leader of Gang B comes to town and falls head over heels in love with Shirley. If you watch Bollywood films, or have seen West Side Story you know how this is going to go down, if not then sit back and enjoy the ride! There are some nice songs in this film and Shah Rukh and Aishwarya actually double as playback singers on some tracks.
Watch it for Shah Rukh and Aishwarya's chemistry! And only if they had better love interest!
Chandruchur Singh as Rahul ruined the movie for me other than the bad direction of the film. He didn't fit the role and did fairly but they could have had someone else play his part. He got annoying after a while and wouldn't have mind if Max chocked him to death. Anyone had any idea who could have played it better? I am not aware of who was known when this film was made but if I can recast the movie from the actors now, I would want it to be Abhishek and maybe potentially Saif or Ajay (except he would look older than many in the film). JOSH had good scenes but too many lacking so it could have been potentially better. Aishwarya and Shah Rukh have great chemistry even as twins and I would say did justice with what the movie had to offer which you would know once you have watched it. It isn't one of Shah Rukhs or Aishwaryas best movie but I would love to see the two star in a movie again! The songs were okay and Upun Bola was fun to watch. Also the solo Aishwarya did towards the second half of the movie. She, I would say compared to the movies I've seen, by far the best dancer in Bollywood. The ending was too predictable. Even though they tried to suspense it, it wasn't good enough. Between 6 and 7 out of 10. Without Shah Rukh or Aishwarya, it would be 5. Overall, I would say this movie is average. Watch it for Shah Rukh and Aishwarya chemistry! :)
Mansoor Khan's "Josh" has two rival gangs - Eagles - led by Max (Shahrukh) and Bicchu headed by Prakash (Sharad Kapoor)vying for fame and property. Max's twin Shirley (Aishwarya)falls in love w/ Prakash's bro (Chandrachur). Good perforamances from SRK;AR;and Sharad Kapoor.A pleasant music score,impressive action sequences and beautiful cinematography in Goa (India) hides the absence of a tight script and sloppy direction. Do not keep your expectations too high.