Osthe (Eng: The Best) is a 2011 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film directed by S. Dharani, a remake of the 2010 Bollywood film Dabangg. It starred Silambarasan, Richa Gangopadhyay, Sonu Sood, Jithan Ramesh, Santhanam, VTV Ganesh, Nassar and Revathi. Osthe tells the story of a fearless police officer, “Osthi” Velan (Silambarasan), and his troubled relationship with his stepfather and half-brother as he embarks on a mission to take down a corrupt politician. Sonu Sood reprised his role in Dabangg.
Produced by Balaji Real Media, Renny Johnson and distributed by Reliance Entertainment, the film was launched at AVM Studios in Chennai in May 2011.
Directed by S. Dharani
Written by Bharathan
Screenplay by S. Dharani
Story by Dileep Shukla & Abhinav Kashyap
Produced by Thandra Ramesh & Renny Johnson
Starring Silambarasan, Richa Gangopadhyay, Revathi, Jithan Ramesh, Santhanam, Saranya Mohan, VTV Ganesh, Nassar, Sonu Sood
Cinematography S. Gopinath
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
Music by Thaman S.
Production Balaji Real Media
Distributed by Reliance Entertainment
Release date 8 December 2011
Running time 155 minutes