A song that has set fire to the charts is the 'Arabic Kuthu' track from the 'Thalapathy' Vijay and Pooja Hegde-starrer Beast composed by 'Rockstar' Anirudh Ravichander to the lyrics penned by actor-producer Sivakarthikeyan. Sung by Anirudh and Jonita Gandhi, the peppy foot-tapping number featuring Vijay and Pooja shaking their feet has taken social media by storm, with the 'Halamithi Habibo' song now attaining the distinction of becoming the highest new entry on Top Songs Global list on Spotify charts as of February 15. Beast's production banner Sun Pictures has shared a video on their social media platforms informing fans that 'Arabic Kuthu' is the first Indian song to trend on the Global Top 200 Chart worldwide within 48 hours of its release.
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'Halamithi Habibo', which was released as Valentine's Day treat, has received a sensational response and is well on its way to 50 million views on YouTube, with the makers of Beast recently also inviting fans to send in their own videos of their performances in the 'Arabic Kuthu Challenge'. The chemistry between Vijay and Pooja Hegde that has been teased in the song has been welcomed with a double thumbs-up, with fans now looking forward to witnessing it next on the big screen when Beast opens in theatres in April. Check out Sun Pictures' announcement below:
#HalamithiHabibo enters GLOBAL TOP 200 CHART 🔥— Sun Pictures (@sunpictures) February 17, 2022
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Beast is the third directorial of Nelson Dilipkumar after Kolamaavu Kokila with Nayanthara and Sivakarthikeyan's Doctor. Touted to be a high-octane entertainer, expectations for the film are massive and fans have been gushing to see Vijay once again in a mass avatar on the big screen, especially after the first look posters teased action backdrops. Apart from Vijay and Pooja Hegde, Beast has an ensemble star cast featuring the likes of ace filmmaker Selvaraghavan alongside Shine Tom Chacko, VTV Ganesh, Aparna Das, Redin Kingsley, Lilliput Faruqui, among others.