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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Official Theme Song - De Ghuma Ke (Official Theme Song)
The World Cup is now 50 days away, and India has a tune to hum. Composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's Cup anthem, De ghuma ke, is releasing in Hindi, Bengali and Sinhalese today. India is co-hosting cricket's biggest show along with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in February-March.
"Cricket in this country goes beyond the game, it is like a religion. It was a privilege and honour to compose this anthem. I am glad that the song will have enough time to grow on the audience in the days before the tournament," said Shankar Mahadevan.
The song, according to the composers, avoids both the cliches of patriotism and run-of-the-mill Bollywood beats for a "fun and funky tune" with a "folksy feel and a hint of rustic Punjabi". The song will be performed at the opening ceremony in Bangladesh.
"It uses a lot of colloquialisms like jiyo khiladi wahe wahe and has a rousing quality. It incorporates an array of Indian rhythms, as well as a lot of rock and hip-hop," said Ehsaan Noorani.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Official Theme Song - De Ghuma Ke (Hindi Version)