Mersal’s Aalaporan Thamizhan video hits 100 million views
By Bryan Durham - April 11, 2019
Anybody who has heard Mersal‘s Aalaporan Thamizhan once knows of its enduring appeal. The song, features Thalapathy Vijay and Nithya Menen in starring roles and charts their love story. But the song essentially is about Tamil pride. Incidentally, it has also become the actor’s (and music composer AR Rahman’s first video to hit a 100 million views.
We’ve said this before: “It’s a song that stuck with us ever since we’ve heard it. It’s the sort of song that makes you thump your chest in pride the moment you’ve heard it.”
In fact, when the video crossed 50 million views, we put out this post…
To remind you what we said of the song when the album dropped, here goes: “Aalaporan Thamizhan is all about Tamil pride and how it shouldn’t be taken lightly. A performance-driven track, it’s best enjoyed loud. Kailash Kher’s portions are a standout, vocally. The other singers on this track include A.V. Pooja, Deepak, A.R. Rahman and Sathyaprakash D. But what makes this track such a powerful one is the repeat value. The words, even if you don’t understand them, still coax you to sing along. The soundscape isn’t bland at all. And if you listen closely, there’s a journey to be made here. There’s an adventure to be had. Listen to it long enough, and you will have one.”
We’re still on that adventure.
And in case you missed it, here’s a recap of the two videos we sourced that get adventurous with the toon versions of the song (courtesy Toons Forever’s video channel)…
Chota Bheem Version
And in case you want to get the original video to 200 million, here it is…>