"How's the josh? High sir!" -- social media was replete with Bollywood film dialogues which Indian netizens used to thump their chest with pride after Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck terror launch pads in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PoK) on Tuesday. The IAF struck the biggest training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) at Balakot in Pakistan just days after a suicide bomber killed 40 CRPF troopers in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Moments after the news broke on the Internet, several users on Twitter used the popular dialogue "How's the josh?" from Vicky Kaushal’s film Uri: The Surgical Strike, a cinematic take on what went behind the surgical strikes that India conducted on terror camps in Pakistan in 2016, just days after terrorists from Pakistan attacked a military base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir leaving 19 Indian soldiers dead.
Vicky Kaushal in a still from Uri
Whether it was "How's the josh?" to a modified "How's the Jaish..." -- referring to the terror group JeM -- social media users got innovative as they dug out popular dialogues. Bollywood producer and photographer Atul Kasbekar tweeted: "How's the Jaish... 'Dead sir'."
Hows the Jaish...?!?
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) February 26, 2019
Folks also used the Chak De! India tagline from the 2007 Shah Rukh Khan-starrer sports drama, to cheer the IAF for the achievement. There were memes for the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy too. Some social media users used the hook line Apna Time Aayega from Ranveer Singh's film Gully Boy based on Indian underground rappers. What the users meant was that after the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force showed their "josh", the Indian Navy is waiting for their chance.
Ranveer Singh in a still from Gully Boy
A user tweeted: "Indian Army and Indian Air Force says 'hows the josh', but Indian Navy says 'Apna time aayega'." Another wrote: "First Army, second IAF, Indian Navy -- 'Apna time aayega'. Surgical strike 2." Another dialogue doing the rounds from the hit war film Border, wherein actor Suniel Shetty made a poignant point. "Hum toh kisi doosre ki dharti par nazar bhi nahi dalte. Lekin itne nalayak bachche bhi nahi hai ki koi hamari dharti Maa par nazar daale aur hum chup chaap dekhte rahein. (We don't look at someone else's land. But we are not so foolish that we let others violate our Motherland and we watch it in silence)."