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Josh (1981)

  • Release Date1981
  • GenreAction
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time120 min
  • Length3733.11 metre
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number99408
  • Certificate Date03/12/1981
  • Shooting LocationMehboob Studios, Film City, Mohan Studios, Esel Studios

Akbar and Birbal, the two journalists, the former, a reporter, and the latter a press photographer, are working together in a newspaper office and are very close friends. Once day are assigned by their editor to interview a popular dancer, Lily, who comes to the city to perform a stage show. During the conversation with Lily, they come to know that her fiancee (who was writing a book on beggars) was killed and also come to know the fact that the beggars have to protection tax to someone for living in the city.

Lily is also shot dead while performing the stage show. Akbar and Birbal follow the whole episode and ultimately expose the racket of organised crime.


[From the official press booklet]



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