Song: Chak De India
Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni
Singers: Sukhvinder Singh, Salim Merchant, Marianne D’Cruz
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade and others
Our song of the day as India plays against Bangladesh at the World Cup cricket match today is the title track of Chak De! India. Composed by Salim-Sulaiman, the song opens with a dhol and has vocals by Sukhvindar Singh, backed by Salim Merchant and Mairanne. It is about the never-dying spirit of the Indian hockey team led by coach Shah Rukh Khan, who go on to win the World Cup finals.
This song was popular after it released, and it now also doubles up as a sports anthem for India. It was played after India won the cricket World Cup in 2011, and at many other sports events since then.