Kalla Kalavaani, a new song from Mani Ratnam’s upcoming crime drama Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, was released on Tuesday. The September 28 release is about a mafia don (Prakash Raj) in Chennai and his three sons Varadan (Arvind Swamy), Thyagu (Arun Vijay) and Ethi (Silambarasan).AR Rahman has scored the music.

Snatches of Kalla Kalavaani were first heard in the trailer in the portion that introduced Ethi, the youngest son and an aspirant to his father’s empire. The song, sung by Shakthisree Gopalan, with a rap portion by Lady Kash, is addressed to and in praise of a kalavaani (a fraud or a thief). Vairamuthu’s lyrics recall the famous Latin phrase Veni vidi vici (he came, he saw, he conquered): Nee vandhu sendranai, ennai kandu sendranai, uyir vendru sendranai.

So far, three songs from the soundtrack, Mazhai Kuruvi, Bhoomi and Sevanthu Pochu Nenjam, have been released. The film also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Silambarasan, Jyothika, Aishwarya Rajesh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Jayasudha.

Kalla Kalavaani, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018).