The origin story of Bhavesh Joshi, an Indian superhero, who sets out to fulfill his slain friend's wish to clean and reform the country, by training himself to fight and wearing a mask.
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Credited cast:
Harshvardhan Kapoor ... Sikander Khanna (Sikku)
Priyanshu Painyuli ... Bhavesh Joshi
Ashish Verma ... Rajat
Shreiyah Sabharwal ... Sneha
Pratap Phad ... Patil
Chinmay Mandlekar ... Sunil Jadhav
Nishikant Kamat ... Rana
Ram Kishan Dhakad ... Ping Man
Hrishikesh Joshi ... Subhash Mhatre
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramesh Bhatkar ... Chief Minister Dhule
Shibani Dandekar ... Special Appearance
Vijay Gokhale ... Subodh
Harsh Hansraj Harsh Hansraj ... Passport policeman
Pawan Jam Pawan Jam ... Bike Seller
Rajiv Kachroo ... Company Boss


Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is an action film about a young man who wants to continue doing the right and challenge the wrong. And on this journey, he discovers that he's destined to do bigger things, which will transform him from a common man into a superhero.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This year, justice will have a new name.


Action | Drama


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The film tanked at the box office upon release only to later find a cult following after it become available on the internet and streaming platforms See more »


The three main characters refer to the film Ra.One in the opening scene of the film. However the subsequent scenes of the film, supposedly in chronological order, show that it is August 2011. When in fact Ra.One was released in October of that year. See more »


[subtitled version]
Bhavesh Joshi: What is the point of living in this country?
Bhavesh Joshi: One should run away to America leaving this kind of country.
Bhavesh Joshi: This country is already broken, nobody does anything, everyone is a coward like you.
Bhavesh Joshi: Sikku do you know what is the difference between us?
Bhavesh Joshi: I love this country and I cannot see suffer like this.
Bhavesh Joshi: So i will stay here only and I will change this country.
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Crazy Credits

The title appears twice on screen. First, it is shown as "Bhavesh Joshi" in the beginning, and then as "Bhavesh Joshi Superhero" in the end. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two versions of the film are available online: one that has the special thanks and partner credits in the beginning, and the other one that doesn't have them. See more »


Referenced in AK vs AK (2020) See more »


Lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music by Amit Trivedi
Performed by Divya Kumar, Pragati Joshi and Arohi Mhatre
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User Reviews

The superhero within everyone of us.
2 June 2018 | by raghavdevgonSee all my reviews

Corruption is pretty evident in the country, there is not hiding that, but how many times you felt to do something about it. When was the last time you wanted to stop someone breaking the traffic lights, burning of garbage on the streets or even tree cutting? These are some instances which I'm sure most of us have witnessed by now. Deep down we know that this isn't right, yet we fail to do something about it.

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane is a dark, intense vigilante film, which is unlike the rest of the superhero films the country has seen. Starting out as a youtube channel called "Insaaf TV", our two heroes Siku and Bhavesh, set out to right the wrong. Inspired by the 2011 Anti-Corruption Movement, the duo set out to name and shame those who break the law, be it urinating on the walls or bunking school, Insaafers will find you. The trouble starts brewing when one of the friends uncovers a scandal involving the water mafia and gets killed, which leads to Siku donning the mask and becoming Bhavesh Joshi.

The film like our hero is flawed, too much time is spent on establishing the plot which makes the pacing of the film an issue in the first half. The editing feels pretty abrupt at times, which hampers the flow. However, there are a lot of positives too. Harshvardhan Kapoor is decent as Siku, there are some scenes where he feels out of his zone, particularly in the emotional ones but he is a hero we can root for. Priyanshu Painyuli, is a true find as Bhavesh, he steals every scene he is in and I hope to see him in more films. The background score by Amit Trivedi is thumping and suits the mood of the film. There are some excellent visuals in the film, particularly during the bike chase sequence, which is very thrilling.

At 155 minutes, Bhavesh Joshi feels stretched at times. Had it been crisper and taut, it would have been a terrific film. Still, it is a sincere film which will make you question your actions in your day to day lives, and create the urge of doing something about the system in place. What works for Bhavesh Joshi is that he is a very relatable character, you can see a million of Indians in him. He is what everyone wanted to be at some points in our lives.

"Democracy mein aukaat sabki hoti hai, bas humein ladna nahi chhodna chaiye"

I felt inspired by the film, I hope you will be too.

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Release Date:

1 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, India


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,579, 3 June 2018

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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