|Directed by||Sirumugai Ravi|
|Written by||Sirumugai Ravi|
|Produced by||Navilkal Krishnan|
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
Thirumal Cine Films
Alai Osai (transl. Sound of the Wave) is a 1985 Indian Tamil language film directed by Sirumugai Ravi. The film stars Vijayakanth and Nalini. It was given an A (restricted to adults) certificate by the censor board without any cuts. The film was released on 14 January 1985.
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- Radha Ravi
- Sangili Murugan
- Idichapuli Selvaraj
- Loose Mohan
Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The lyrics for the songs were written by Ilayabharathi, Gangai Amaren, Muthulingam, Kamakodian and Vairamuthu. 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).
|"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|
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