Osthe is a 2011 Indian Tamil action 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 Githan 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. Upon release, the film generally received mixed reviews but the film was declared 'hit' at the box office. The film has also been dubbed in Hindi as Policewala Dabang. The Telugu dubbed version was released as Thimmiri on 25 April, 2015.