Even if (unfortunately) you have not watched Sholay, there's no way you didn't come across the iconic 'Kitne Aadmi The' dialogue. Or, 'Mogambo Khush Hua' from Mr India. We could go on and on. Once in a while, dialogues become a bigger rage than the film itself, finding a place in almost every context. It will be safe to say that Vicky Kaushal's Uri will be remembered the same way, thanks to the 'How's The Josh' fever that has taken over!
However, not many would know that there's an interesting story behind how the dialogue came into being. It, in fact, is an outcome of a strong sense of nostalgia that Uri director Aditya Dhar has nourished. It dates back to his childhood. I had some friends from Defence background, so with them, I used to go to a lot of Army clubs. There was one in Delhi where we used to go for Christmas or New Year parties. There used to be a retired Brigadier who would line up all the kids in front of him and have chocolates in his hand," he recalled during a conversation with PTI.
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It’s not just a line anymore... I get so many “How’s the Josh?!” videos from you all everyday, each one made with so much love and passion, from schools, colleges, cafes, work places... from people fighting the cold in minus temperatures to people sweating it out in the gym... from conference meetings to marriage ceremonies... from a 92 years old grandmother to a 2 years old kid... from even our Jawaans in the armed forces. It’s not just a line anymore, you all have turned it into an emotion... an emotion so strong and special, I’m going to cherish for life. Thank You everyone. इस प्यार और सम्मान के लिए तहे दिल से शुक्रिया। ❤️🙏
The Brigadier would then ask 'how's the josh'? The kid who was the loudest to answer 'high sir', would grab the chocolate. Aditya also gave away that he, being a foodie, would always answer at the top of his voice and win the chocolate!
We don't remember many dialogues in the recent past that have impacted the audience so much. It has been picked by politicians, the latest being Goa CM Manohar Parikkar who threw it at his party workers during an event. As India celebrated their series win against New Zealand, BCCI also used to elaborate on how the team was feeling.
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