|Written by||M. Karunanidhi|
|Produced by||S. P. Murugesan|
|Edited by||Suresh Urs|
|4 July 2008|
Uliyin Osai (transl. Sound of Chisel) is a 2008 Indian Tamil-language period drama film directed by Ilavenil, written by Karunanidhi, and produced by S. P. Murugesan. The film stars starring Vineeth and Keerthi Chawla , while Sarath Babu, Manorama, Kovai Sarala, and Ganja Karuppu play supporting roles. The soundtrack album and background score were composed by Ilaiyaraaja with cinematography by B. Kannan and editing by Suresh Urs. The film released on 4 July 2008.
The story is set in 1005 AD. Raja Raja Chozhan (Sarath Babu) and his son Rajendra Chozhan are benevolent rulers of the Chozha dynasty. As a mark of respect to the gods, they want to build a temple in Thanjavur. They appoint the master sculptor Iniyan (Vineeth), a handsome young man who is also a good dancer, to do the sculpture work for the big temple. However, Iniyan finds the palace 'narthaki' Muthunagai (Akshaya) not up to the mark and is unable to find the right girl to pose as the model for his sculpture work. Meanwhile, he meets a village girl Chamundi (Keerthi Chawla), who is said to be the granddaughter of a shepherd woman Azhagi (Manorama), who is not only beautiful but has an hourglass-like figure and dances like a dream. Iniyan slowly falls in love with his 'model', and when he expresses his love for her, she spurns it as she is the Queen herself. An absolutely shattered sculptor in a moment of remorse does something which is shocking and is the real twist in the tale.
- Vineeth as Iniyan
- Keerthi Chawla as Chamundi
- Akshaya as Muthunagai
- Sarath Babu as Raja Raja Chola I
- Manorama as Azhagi
- Kovai Sarala as Sokki
- Ganja Karuppu as Soodamani
- Thalaivasal Vijay as Manikandan
- Bala Singh as Brammarayar
- Suja Varunee
- "Kaalathai Vendra" - Bhavatharini, Sriram Parthasarathy
- "Pularkindra Pozhuthu" - Ilaiyaraaja, Sriram Parthasarathy
- "Kallai Irunthen" - Dhanya, Sriram Parthasarathy
- "Azhagai" - Tippu, Swetha
- "Alaiyellam Chozhavala" - Ilaiyaraaja, Madhu Balakrishnan, Saindhavi
- "Abhinayam Kaatugindra" - Bombay Jayashree, Sudha Raghunathan
The movie opened with a promising note but mostly got negative reviews.
- Karunanidhi received the Tamil Nadu State award in 2008 as best dialogue writer.
- Kovai Sarala received the Tamil Nadu State award in 2008 for best comedian.
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