Vijay's 'Mersal' turned out to be a blockbuster hit last year. All the songs from the album have been chartbusters. The song 'Aalaporaan Thamizhan' has been a huge hit among the audience and the popularity of the song has still not faded even after so many days of its release. The lyric video of the song has crossed 40 million views on Youtube so far and still counting. This is first time a Tamil song has achieved this milestone.
The song Aalaporaan Tamizhan is about pride of Tamilians and Tamil culture. Music for Mersal was composed by AR Rahman. The song was penned by Vivek and sung by Deepak, Kailash Kher, Sathyaprakash and Pooja.