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Directed by N. Linguswamy
Produced by Vikram Krishna
Written by N. Linguswamy
S. Ramakrishnan (dialogues)
Starring Vishal
Meera Jasmine
Suman Setty
Ganja Karupu
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Nirav Shah
Edited by G. Sasikumar
GK Films Corporation
Release dates
  • 16 December 2005 (2005-12-16)
Running time
135 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Sandakozhi (English: Battle rooster) is a 2005 Indian Tamil action film written and directed by N. Linguswamy and produced by Vikram Krishna under the banner of GK Film Corporation. The film stars Vishal, Meera Jasmine, Rajkiran and Lal in lead roles, whilst Suman Setty, Raja, Shanmugarajan and Ganja Karuppu essay supporting roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. EadThe film released on 16 December 2005 to rave reviews and has become one of the huge hits in 2005, running for more than 200 days in theatres.[1] The film was remade in Kannada as Vayuputra. It was declared a blockbuster at the Box office


The story is about Balu (Vishal), who on a visit to his friend’s town Chidambaram, takes on the local dada Kasi (Lal). Balu, an engineering student, also falls in love with his friend’s sister Hema (Meera Jasmine).

Kasi, after being at the receiving end of Balu’s macho ways, is smarting under the rebuff. He thirsts for revenge. So when Balu goes back to his own city Madurai, Kasi also goes there to extract blood for blood. But Balu is from no ordinary family. His father Dorai (Raj Kiran) is himself a powerful leader in his domain. So taking out Balu is not such an easy task. But Kasi wants revenge at any cost. He befriends a local goon(Thalaivaasal' Vijay) who is made an outcast by Dorai and they together plan to exact revenge. Meanwhile Balu's friend and his family visits his city as they are on a pilgrimage they meet Balu at the temple and accept his apology. He proposes to Hema and their love is accepted by their parents. The goons plan to exact revenge during the annual temple festival as they reason that it will be crowded and that Dorai and his henchmen will not be able to defend themselves .They attack but the events do not turn out in their favor. Finally Balu fights with Kasi and triumphs in the end.


Actor Role
Vishal Krishna Balu
Meera Jasmine Hema
Rajkiran Durai
Lal Kasi
Suman Setty Ilango
Ganja Karuppu
Raja Karthik
'Thalaivaasal' Vijay
'Kaadhal' Thandapani
K. Sridhar Kumar
Manochithra Vedi
Elango Kumaravel



Meera Jasmine-Lingusamy duo, after successfully teaming up together for 'Run', come together again in 'Sandai Kozhi', shortly set to hit the theaters. The film gives scope for Meera and Vishal to dominate the first and second half respectively. For Vishal it's his second release after 'Chellamey', and for director Lingusamy it's his fourth film after 'Anandam', 'Run' and 'Ji'. Title is named after the song from Aayutha Ezhuthu which also featured Meera Jasmine.

Playing the villain in the film is popular Malayalam actor and producer Lal, who'd played a dual role in the Vijaykanth-starrer 'Engal Anna'. Rajkiran plays the village chief.

A fight scene involving hero Vishal and Lal was picturised in Dindigul for seven days. The songs have been shot at locations in Australia, New Zealand and Chennai. An introduction song for Rajkiran was shot at Theni.[2]


Sandakozhi CD cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
25 November 2005 (India)
Recorded 2005
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label New Music
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Kanda Naal Mudhal
Kalvanin Kadhali

The soundtrack, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, teaming up for the first time with director N. Linguswamy, was released on 25 November 2005. It features 5 tracks, the lyrics of which were written by Pa. Vijay, Na. Muthukumar, Yuga Bharathi and Thamarai. Both the film score as well as the songs were appreciated and praised as outstanding with the song "Ennamo Nadakirathe" considered as the pick of the album.[3][4]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Lyricist Notes
1 "Dhavanipotta Deepavali" Vijay Yesudas, Shreya Ghoshal 4:23 Yuga Bharathi
2 "Ennamo Nadakkirathe" Shaan 5:01 Na. Muthukumar
3 "Gumthalakkadi Gana" Karthik, Ranjith 5:03 Na. Muthukumar
4 "Ketta Kodukkira Boomi" Chinmayi, Ganga, Jassie Gift, Sujatha Mohan 4:26 Thamarai
5 "Mundasu Sooriyane" Karthik, Sriram 3:44 Pa. Vijay

Box office[edit]

  • The film was a commercial success grossing $3.5 million at the box office.[5]


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