Josh, a movie came from the production house of Dil Raju, showcases debutant actor Naga Chaitanya, a star from Akkineni Family with blessings movie moghul Dr D.Ramanaidu, naturally draws huge expectations among movie lovers. Before letting whether this movie is upto expectations or not.
Few questions that will come to your mind while watching this movie:
1) Do you really need a set which costs crores for setting up a college backdrop.
2) Why that much hype is given for the lead character.
3) Do we really need character played by JD in the movie.
IN AND OUT:
Dil Raju as usual taken message oriented story from Director Vasu Varma, which is a good story line, but narration is not upto mark. Whether a story is good or is message oriented, it should have neat presentation. It seems Vasu Varma got confused in projecting Naga Chaitanya. Performance of Naga Chaitanya looks impressive only in some scenes of Flashback episode. Some characters disturbs pace of the movie. Looks like Vasu Varma narrated Josh, in the lines of RGV’s cult movie Shiva. Character JD (played by JD Chakravarthy), is same as that of Bhavani (Played by Raghuvaran) in Shiva. Performance in scenes between Naga Chaitanya and Debutant Actress Karthika, is dominated by later and Karthika looks older than Naga Chaitanya.
1) Title song picturisation is good and is impressive.
2) Looks of Naga Chaitanya are impressive in Flashback episode.
3) Timing in Dialog Delivery by Naga Chaitanya, in scenes with Prakash Raj is good.
4) Karthika performance is impressive and steals the show in first half.
5) Prakash Raj as usual excells.
Looks like they want Naga Chaitanya to become fullfledged action star with first movie itself, instead of giving him a platform where he can show his abilities.
Production values are good and all other technicians are good, but Director Vasu Varma has not given right treatment for Josh. First half of the movie is irritating and nobody knows where the movie is heading. It is the second half where story of the movie and goal of protoganist is revealed, but audience will loose their patience by that time. Second half looks dragged but is OK.
The Cast and Crew
Naga Chaitanya, Karthika, J D Chakravarthy, Sunil, Brahmanandam, Prakash Raj, Hema, Surya, Sreya Dhanwantari, and others
Music: Sandeep Chowta
Music: Sandeep Chowta
Choreography: Raju Sundaram, Shobi
Action: Vijay, Aman Ghani
Editing: Marthand K Venkatesh
Art director: Brahma Kadali
Cinematography: Sameer Reddy
Co-Producers: Sirish – Lakshman
Produced by: Dil Raju
Story, screenplay and directed by: Vasu Varma
Released date: Sep 5, 2009