Press Esc to close
Friday 01 August 2014
News updated at 7:18 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.4°C
Min : 20.2°C
In Bangalore
Cloudy sky

CWG theme song tweaked, to be peppier like 'Chake De'

New Delhi, Sep 16 (PTI)

Amid criticism that it failed to meet the expectations of the people, the theme song of the Commonwealth Games composed by A R Rahman will be tweaked a bit to make it more peppier like famous number 'Chake De'.

The original version of the song 'India bula liya' got a lukewarm response from the audience and was openly criticised by CWG Organising Committee's executive board member V K Malhotra and other leaders for "falling short of expectations".

After a meeting of the GoM on Commonwealth Games, Sports Secretary Sindhu Shree Khullar said: "There will be more music, particularly instrumental, in the opening theme song of the Games."

Asked whether the tweaked version will be like Shakira's 'Waka Waka', the World Cup Football song, he said: "Waka Waka was more commercial. Ours will be like Chake De."
Chake De is a famous number in the sports-themed film 'Chake De' starring Shahrukh Khan.
Lyricist Prasoon Joshi said some instrumental music have been added to make the theme song peppier and a video is under preparation.


The video will feature sports personalities like Milkha Singh, Malleswari and other achievers in the field.

Asked whether Rahman's song had been changed, Joshi said the music composer himself has made it tighter and "you will hear it in the new video."

"Rahman always changes his work till the last minute. He is a good craftsman," he said.
"The song has now been turned into a sports anthem. It has been pepped up with more beats and it will be a tighter version of the original," he said.

Joshi said that the "premature" criticism that came Rahman's way after the song was launched last month is not the reason behind the change.
He indicated that the video will be released in a week

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Ashish Kumar of India performs during the men's individual floor exercise final in the artistic...

Ashish Kumar of India performs during the men's individual floor exercise final in the artistic...

Rebecca Downie of England performs during the women's gymnastics uneven bars apparatus final at...

Rebecca Downie of England performs during the women's gymnastics uneven bars apparatus final at...

A jumper raises sand during the women's long jump final at Hampden Park Stadium during the...

A jumper raises sand during the women's long jump final at Hampden Park Stadium during the...

Roseline Filion of Canada competes in the women's 10m Platform final at the 2014 Commonwealth...

Roseline Filion of Canada competes in the women's 10m Platform final at the 2014 Commonwealth...

Rasheed Dwyer, centre of Jamaica, leads home a Jamaica 1, 2, 3, with Warren Weir, right, who...

Rasheed Dwyer, centre of Jamaica, leads home a Jamaica 1, 2, 3, with Warren Weir, right, who...

England's David Weir wins the men's para-sport 1500m T54 finals in the athletics competition at...

England's David Weir wins the men's para-sport 1500m T54 finals in the athletics competition at...

Botswana's Nijel Amos wins the men's 800m final in the athletics competition at Hampden Park...

Botswana's Nijel Amos wins the men's 800m final in the athletics competition at Hampden Park...

Indian wrestlers (L-R) Pawan Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Geetika and Yogeshwar Dutt medals at the...

Indian wrestlers (L-R) Pawan Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Geetika and Yogeshwar Dutt medals at the...

India's Pawan Kumar celebrates after winning a bronze medal against Pakistan's Muhammad Inam...

India's Pawan Kumar celebrates after winning a bronze medal against Pakistan's Muhammad Inam...

India's Vikas Shive Gowda poses with his gold medal after the medal ceremony of men's discus...

India's Vikas Shive Gowda poses with his gold medal after the medal ceremony of men's discus...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523