Alai Osai

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Alai Osai
Directed bySirumugai Ravi
Written bySirumugai Ravi
Produced byNavilkal Krishnan
StarringVijayakanth
Nalini
CinematographyJaikrishna
Edited byV. T. Vijayan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production
company
Thirumal Cine Films
Release date
  • 14 January 1985 (1985-01-14)
Running time
130 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Alai Osai (transl. Sound of the Wave) is a 1985 Indian Tamil language film directed by Sirumugai Ravi. The film stars Vijayakanth and Nalini.[1] It was given an A (restricted to adults) certificate by the censor board without any cuts.[2] The film was released on 14 January 1985.[3]

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Soundtrack[edit]

Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The lyrics for the songs were written by Ilayabharathi, Gangai Amaren, Muthulingam, Kamakodian and Vairamuthu.[4] The song "Poradada" became an anthem for Dalits, and was reused in two Tamil films directed by Mari Selvaraj: Pariyerum Perumal (2018) and Karnan (2021).[5][6]

Song Title Singers Lyricist
"Kanindhu Varum" S. Janaki Kamakodian
"Kuppama Petha" S. Janaki & Chorus Gangai Amaren
"Parkathathum" Malaysia Vasudevan, Krishnachander & Saibaba
"Neeya Azhaithathu" S.P. Balasubrahmanyam & S. Janaki Vairamuthu
"Poradada" Malaysia Vasudevan & Chorus Ilayabharathi
"Roja Thottam" S. Janaki Muthulingam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "அலை ஓசை". Kalki (in Tamil). 3 February 1985. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Alai Osai (Celluloid)". syzygy.in. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  3. ^ "அலை ஓசை / Alai Osai (1985)". Screen4screen (in English and Tamil). Archived from the original on 20 June 2022. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Alai Osai Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 20 June 2022. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  5. ^ A, Deivendra Kumar (11 September 2020). "Pariyerum Perumal: A film that manifested the casteist reality of South Tamil Nadu". The Station. Archived from the original on 21 December 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  6. ^ Kolappan, B. (17 April 2021). "A song that's now a Dalit anthem". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 20 June 2022. Retrieved 20 June 2022.

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