The number was released on Monday (October 7) directly on internet and on FM radio channels. As expected, the song got a stunning reception from the Tamil film goers. So far, the official track on YouTube has crossed 1.50 lakh hits.
'Engae pogudho vaanam' has been composed by AR Rahman. It is crooned by SP Balasubramaniyam, and Vairamuthu has penned the lyrics for the track.
The song opens to grand orchestra-backed blaring horns with recurring percussion. The song is highly energetic, but AR Rahman skillfully gives it a melodic touch by introducing different instrumental portions. SPB breathes life into the song.
Lines such as 'Unadhu vaalal oru Suriyanai undakku (defeat the sun with your sword)' and 'Vetri changoli endrume oyadhe oyadhe (the siren of victory never rests)' are highly optimistic and inspiring. This is the sixth time double Oscar-winning composer Rahman has composed music for Rajinikanth's film after Muthu, Padayappa, Baba, Sivaji - The Boss and Endhiran - The Robot.
The complete album will hit the stands for Diwali. Read lyrics of 'Engae Pogudho Vaanam' on slideshow...