This duet with Lata Mangeshkar was the first song S.P. Balasubramaniam had recorded for this film. He spoke a few Tamil lines in this song including "Nee romba nalla paadarae" meaning "You sing very well". He later said that he found the words ironical since they came from a newcomer like him and were addressed to the legendary Lata Mangeshkar. He was apparently so nervous during the recording that he had accidentally spilt tea on her saree. Understanding his plight, Lata had praised S.P. Balasubramaniam during the rehearsals in order to put him at ease.
Portions of the string section of this song were sampled for a prominent riff in Britney Spears' hit song "Toxic" in her album "In The Zone" (2003).