Mani Ratnam's upcoming film Kaatru Veliyidai has already generated a buzz among fans. The teaser, with lines from Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi's poem set to music by AR Rahman, had everyone swooning as soon as it was released.
On Wednesday, a minute from the Azhagiye song from the film, sung by Arjun Chandy, Haricharan, and Jonita Gandhi, was released. In contrast to the classical Tamil in the Kannamma song which featured in the teaser, Azhagiye is a mix of Tamil and English and has a "youth" appeal.
Karthi's clean-shaven looks which go well with the uniform he wears have won applause from Twitterati. Aditi Rao Hydari looks ethereal, swirling around (heroine, after all) - hopefully, there will be more to her role in the film.
AR Rahman's music typically takes a while to grow on you and once it does, it's addictive. Azhagiye has all the makings of an earworm.