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Give me fever

music Updated: Feb 24, 2011 15:16 IST
Nikhil Hemrajani
Nikhil Hemrajani
Hindustan Times
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Cricket fever is catching on and composer Lalit Pandit wants to be at the helm of things. Joining the likes of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Sonu Niigaam, Pandit too has come out with a song to support the Indian cricket team during the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

Pandit’s song Come on India is expectedly full of life and features a chorus of voices cheering for the team. “The music has a carnival sort of mood. There’re big drums and a lot of bass; I wanted it to be a dance number,” says the composer.Produced entirely by the Bollywood music director, the song was written by Kunwar Juneja and sung by Makrand Patankar.

“It’s a concept piece for fans in the stadium, watching the Indian cricket team play. It’s an inspirational number that encourages fans to cheer for Team India,” says Pandit. “I think it’s beautifully written by Juneja and I specifically chose Patankar for his bright and powerful voice.”

Music video
Launched on a radio station a few days ago, the single has its own music video too, which features cricket fans and the general public playing cricket and rooting for India. “It took two weeks from start to finish, from composing the track to releasing it. Majority of the time went into making the video, of course. In hindsight, I feel I should have released a whole album dedicated to the World Cup, because it seems to have become quite popular. I’ve received fantastic response on the Internet and on TV,” Pandit signs off.

Other artistes rooting for the team

De Ghuma Ke — Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. It is the official theme song for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Let’s Go For Glory — Sonu Niigaam. Niigaam performed this track, as toast to the spirit of cricket, at the opening ceremony of the 2011 World Cup.

Canadian artiste Bryan Adams also played at the opening ceremony, performing Summer of ' 69 and two of his other popular numbers.

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