National Award-winning actor Dhanush's 2021 is going to be a big year as the superstar has a number of films lined up, which also includes the highly-anticipated Karnan under Pariyerum Perumal fame Mari Selvaraj's direction. Produced by blockbuster producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu's V Creations banner, the upcoming rural action drama features music by Santhosh Narayanan, who after watching the film recently praised the performance of Dhanush, including Mari Selvaraj and the entire team for their gargantuan efforts. With the film announced for an April 9, 2021 worldwide theatrical release, Mari Selvaraj on Wednesday dropped a big announcement on the Karnan first single. 

Taking to his Twitter page, director Mari Selvaraj wrote that the first Karnan single track titled 'Kandaa Vara Sollunga' will be releasing on Thursday (February 18) at 8PM. He tweeted, "பாடல்-1: கர்ணன் அழைப்பு #Kandavarasollunga Thrilled to present the first single from Karnan tomorrow at 8pm. Summoning". Earlier this week, composer Santhosh Narayanan shared a picture of a recording session of the song that included folk instruments indicating the 'Kandaa Vara Sollunga' song will have a thick rural flavour and be high on energetic beats. Karnan has been surrounded with massive hype ever since the project went on floors in early 2020 and wrapped up production before the lockdown had come into effect, with the team filming a few portions for patch once the restrictions were lifted across the country. 

Karnan is a film fans are waiting for with bated breath as they expect Dhanush to deliver yet another power-packed memorable performance on the lines of his Asuran in 2019. The film is also an important one for Mari Selvaraj, who last created a storm with his directorial debut, Pariyerum Perumal, in 2018, around Tamil Nadu, as it generated a big debate on caste atrocities. Producer Kalaipuli Thanu will be looking to continue the success streak with Karnan, especially after his last, Asuran, under Vetri Maaran's direction turned out to be a huge critical and commercial hit. The reputed producer who enjoys a high success rate with his ventures, will be hopeful the film will create history at the box office. 

Apart from Dhanush in the lead role, Karnan has an impressive star cast that includes Malayalam actress and Kerala State Film Award winner Rajisha Vijayan playing the female lead, with veteran actors Lal and Azhagam Perumal, followed by Yogi Babu, Natty (a) Natarajan Subramanian, including 96 and Master fame Gouri G. Kishan and Lakshmi short film actress Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli cast in major supporting roles. The film also boasts of a stellar technical team featuring names like Theni Eshwar for the cinematography, editing by RK Selva and art direction by Ramalingam, whose work credits include 'Superstar' Rajinikanth's Kabali