Osthi is a 2011 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film directed by S. Dharani, starring Silambarasan. A remake of 2010 blockbuster Hindi film Dabangg, directed by Abhinav Singh Kashyap and written by Dileep Shukla, it featured Jithan Ramesh, Richa Gangopadhyay, Sonu Sood, reprising his role from the original, Nassar, and Revathi in supporting roles. The film released worldwide on 9 December 2011 and opened to generally mixed reviews from critics. The Telugu dubbed version was released as Thimmiri on 25 April 2015.


As the film starts, Velan (Silambarasan) settles down in few minutes as 'Osthi' Velan, a stylish cop, and his travel begins. He is the police inspector in Kattupakkam in Thirunelveli district. With his subordinates Selva (Santhanam), Maasaana Moorthi (Thambi Ramaiah), Saravan (Mayilsamy), and Vaiyapuri, he has a gala time in town.