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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 ... See full summary »

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Mansoor Khan

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Max
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Shirley (as Aishwarya Rai)
Chandrachur Singh ... Rahul
Sharad S. Kapoor ... Prakash (as Sharad Kapoor)
Priya Gill ... Rosanne
Sharat Saxena ... Police Inspector
Vivek Vaswani ... Savio
Anjan Srivastav
Kumar Bharadwaj Kumar Bharadwaj
Suhas Joshi Suhas Joshi ... Rahul's mom
Nadira ... Mrs. Louise (as Nadiraji)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saandesh Nayak Saandesh Nayak ... Chandu
Shraddha Nigam
Sushant Singh Sushant Singh
Puneet Vashist Puneet Vashist ... Ronnie
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Storyline

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. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

9 June 2000 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Josh - Liebe im Bandenkrieg See more »

Filming Locations:

Goa, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$282,881, 11 June 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$426,318

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,112,773
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Salman Khan refused the film as he did not want to play Aishwarya Rai's brother. See more »

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In the Saturday Night Dance scene, "Lola Lola" by Ricky Martin (1998) is playing. However, the film is set in 1980, eighteen years prior to the release of the song. See more »

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References West Side Story (1961) See more »

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Apun Bola
Sung by Shahrukh Khan and Hema Sardesai
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Meet Bollywood's coolest, brightest, wildest side!
5 July 2009 | by Peter_YoungSee all my reviews

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.


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