Mersal was undoubtedly the high point of Tamil cinema last year. The film, which released after a huge controversy, went on to become the career-best film of Thalapathy Vijay.
The film was the perfect entertainer from Vijay, and was also lauded for its content. The other selling point of the film was Academy Award-winning composer AR Rahman’s music.
Aalaporaan Thamizhan from the album went on to become a chartbuster. Now, it has made a new record.
The racy number has become the first Tamil song to get 40 million views on YouTube.
Crooned by Kailash Kher, Sathya Prakash, Deepak and Pooja AV, the song was penned by lyricist Vivek.
Mersal faced massive backlash from the Tamil Nadu BJP, which found certain dialogues from the film ‘factually incorrect’. They called for a ban on the film, but Mersal eventually released to an overwhelming response from across the country.
Directed by Atlee, Mersal stars Nithya Menen, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Kajal Aggarwal in pivotal roles.