Iconic singer SP Balasubrahmanyam has sung many introduction songs for Superstar Rajinikanth. In fact, it has for long remained a tradition of sorts. And the practice continues with Darbar also. The first single from the upcoming Rajinikanth-starrer dropped on Wednesday. Composer Anirudh Ravichander has come up with another crackling opening song titled Chumma Kizhi, which is a Tamil equivalent of ‘just kill it.’
Lyricist Vivek has thrown in several references to Rajinikanth’s achievements in the song, which celebrates the larger-than-life stature of its subject. The song pays tribute to all things Rajinikanth, including his name, and dark complexion.
Darbar is Anirudh Ravichander’s second consecutive collaboration with Rajinikanth after Petta, which came out earlier this year.
Darbar is written and directed by AR Murugadoss. It is getting ready to open in cinemas for Pongal next year.
Darbar is a special film for fans of Rajinikanth, as the actor is playing a cop for the first time in 25 years. His last cop role was Pandian, which came out in 1992. And his powerful performance as Alex Pandian in Moondru Mugam (1982) remains a favourite cop character.
Darbar, which means a king’s court, is set in the backdrop of Mumbai. The 167th film of Rajinikanth is bankrolled by Lyca Productions. The movie also stars Nayanthara, Prateik Babbar, Dilip Tahil, Suniel Shetty, Nivetha Thomas, Yogi Babu, Thambi Ramaiah, Sriman, Jatin Sarna and Nawab Shah.