"Amazing song by AR Rahman. It was sung by Yuvan Shankar Raja and lyrics by Dhanush," posted Mariyaan director Bharat Bala on his Twitter page. Yuvan posted on his Twitter page, "Had an awesome recording session with AR Rahman. (I) sang a song for him."
Yuvan, who mostly sings for his own compositions, collaborated with Rahman for the first time. He is known to have sung approximately 100 songs in his little over a decade career. As a composer, Yuvan is known for Tamil films such as Nandha, Thulluvadho Ilammai and 7G Rainbow Colony.
Mariyaan, inspired by true events, features Dhanush and Parvathi in the lead.