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Maare re... is from a song that I sang for my nephews

Vidhu Vinod Chopra talks about the newest cricket anthem from his film.

music Updated: May 19, 2012 15:36 IST
Gaurav Sharma
Gaurav Sharma
Hindustan Times
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Start your engines because the Ferrari has already set out on its Sawaari… Maare re sixer, maara re four, the first song from Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s upcoming film, Ferrari Ki Sawaari is out!



In order to capture the current cricketing fervour that has gripped the entire nation, Pritam got Sonu Nigam and Rana Majumdar behind the microphone to croon for this Sharman Joshi-Boman Irani starrer.



Speaking about the song, Chopra said, “Pritam worked on several tunes for this particular number, but somehow none of those did justice to the song. Finally, Pritam asked me what I was looking for… and I sang a song that I had made up, which I often sing to my nephews. Immediately, Pritam replaced the words with Maara re sixer, maara re four and it was as simple as that!”



This is not the first instance of a song melody or taal (beat) being inspired from the most unexpected places. The great RD Burman would create tunes and beats in the most unexpected scenarios, sometimes using Gulzar’s car bonnet as a makeshift drum pad/ tabla and, at other times, using kitchen utensils to get the right sound for a song!

First Published: May 19, 2012 12:51 IST

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