The song Rowdy Baby from the 2018 Tamil movie Maari 2 has crossed one billion views on YouTube, becoming the first South Indian song to have achieved the feat. The music video, which features a groovy dance performance by Dhanush and Sai Pallavi was created for the 2018 gangster drama Maari 2, which starred Dhanush and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles. Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja took to Twitter on Monday to express happiness over his song “Rowdy Baby” becoming the most-watched Tamil song on YouTube. “It was a sweet surprise for me when I was notified by my fans, that the Rowdy Baby has created another milestone, & has reached billion views, Alhamdulillah. Thanking everyone on this,” he wrote on his Twitter page. Dhanush, who shares singing credits for Rowdy Baby along with Dhee, also took to Twitter to express happiness over the song’s record-setting success. “What a sweet coincidence this is Rowdy baby hits 1 billion views on same day of the 9th anniversary of Kolaveri di. We are honoured that this is the first South Indian song to reach 1 billion views. Our whole team thanks you from the heart,” tweeted the actor. Rowdy Baby”, choreographed by Prabhu Deva, was a sequel to director Balaji Mohan’s 2015 movie Maari. “Thank you all for owning Rowdy Baby. 1 billion love and counting,” tweeted actress Sai Pallavi, who also featured in the song.