The song is an emotional and melodious composition by MM Keeravani that talks about the love for motherland. One line translates to "Oh Mother! The dust of your feet is what I wear as a tilak on my forehead." The video calls this the "soul anthem" of the film.
The video of the song is set in a village which looks like it is being occupied and people are fleeing. Glimpses of Jr. NTR and Ram Charan are shown from in-between a shootout. Alia Bhatt as Sita is shown to be praying. One scene shows a man carrying a child is shot by a bullet and he simply throws the child into another man's arm in a hope to save her. Sarojini (Shriya Saran) asks a war-ready Ajay Devgn, "what about you?" and he replies "The revolution is my life and you are half of me." Towards the end of the video, a young boy is shot and he collapses.
The song is sung by MM Keeravani himself along with a chorus team in all languages and he penned the lyrics in Telugu and Kannada. Madhan Karky (Tamil), Mankombu Gopalakrishnan (Malayalam) and Varun Grover (Hindi) have been roped in as the other lyricists.
Speaking at a press conference in Hyderabad, director SS Rajamouli said, "'Janani' is the song that holds every single emotion and sequence of this film together just like how a thread holds together a pearl necklace." He added that this song defines the film's soul.
The first song of the film was titled 'Dosti' that celebrated friendship and brotherhood with an energetic score.
Over the last year, we have seen motion posters and have been introduced to the characters of Bheem (Jr. NTR), Ramaraju (Ram Charan) and Sita (Alia Bhatt) and Ajay Devgn's character in short glimpses. A recent video teased us with some action sequences in a blink-and-you-miss collection of frames and set the tone for the grand design of the film. In other making videos, we see opulent sets. The film is set in pre-independence India and is a fictional tale based on two greatest revolutionaries from different generations – Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem.
Produced by Dasari Veera Venkata Danayya of DVV Entertainments, RRR was originally slated to release on January 8, 2021, in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. With many delays owing to the pandemic, the film will have its theatrical release on January 7, 2022.