The "Aalaporaan Tamizhan" song from Mersal starring Vijay is off to a flying start with tremendous responses coming in from all corners of the Tamil film industry as well as enthusiastic feedback from fans.
Slated for a Diwali release in October, Mersal which has a musical score by Academy Award-winning composer A. R. Rahman will have its complete audio launched on August 20. The film being directed by Atlee under the Thenandal Studios Limited banner has an ensemble star cast featuring Nithya Menen, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Kajal Aggarwal as the female leads followed by SJ Suryah as the antagonist and, Sathyaraj, Vadivelu, Kovai Sarala, Yogi Babu, Motta Rajendran, Sathyan, Misha Ghoshal among others in vital supporting roles.
That said, the "Aalaporaan Tamizhan" has topped the iTunes charts in India, UAE and Malaysia and, is officially a chart-buster in less than a day since it was released. A mix of power-packed modern sound design along with folk beats, the song sung by Kailash Kher, Sathya Prakash, Deepak and Pooja AV with lyrics by Vivek Velmurugan is a revelation in recent times with the singers elevating themselves to the verses in accordance to the powerful score of A. R. Rahman.
Lyricist Vivek meanwhile took to his Twitter space to convey his gratitude towards fans for the terrific response saying, "Special tnx to all Vijay Sir fans.I m not able to read d msg in my notifications. Flooding my timeline with love..Indebted. Luv you all".
The song's audio teaser which was released on August 9 too has received a spectacular response with over 3 million views on YouTube and is still going strong. It is believed the makers will likely release the lyric video of the pulsating track next and a similar feedback can be expected then. In addition, there might also be a second single track coming out before the audio launch in less than 10 days.
We will keep you posted as there are further developments.