Behind the massive success and popularity of IPL is the sense of fandom that captivates the audiences and brings them back to the stadium again. A major reason for the popularity of the league is the fan-player-franchise association.
Some of the players are hence inevitably associated with one franchise and that has helped the fans follow the game with more passion and fervor.
One of the many mechanisms that help maintain this enthusiasm and excitement among the fans and get them into the “IPL zone” before the start of a season is the IPL theme song and the franchise anthems.
Each team has its own anthem and every season a different theme song. Whenever one’s favorite team picks up a wicket or scores a boundary, the lovers of cricket don’t mind exhibiting their joy and happiness in tandem with the beats of the anthems that vibrate in the stadiums.
Here is look at 5 of such musical pieces from IPL in the last 10 years.
#5. India Ka Tyohar (PEPSI IPL 2015, Theme Song)
"India ka Tyohar" was a massive success in the 2015 season
The Indian Premier League has grown with the master combination of cricket and entrainment that it offers. Along with the tournament the ad-campaigns and the theme songs have also been appreciated and loved by the audiences.
Whether it is the inaugural “Manoranjan ka Baap” or “India Ka Tyohar” for the 2015 season all of them have been well accepted.
The IPL 2015 edition theme song “India Ka Tyohar” went viral across the country. Composed by famous composer duo Salim-Sulaiman and sung by Shivam Pathak the song resonated with the spirit of the Indian cricket fans for whom IPL is no less than a “tyohar” (festival).
The song is probably the most emotional one regarding the league and works in a cricket frenzy country like India.
Because of the tremendous buzz created through this advertisement IPL 2015 was the best year of IPL compared to the previous years- with 11 to 12 sponsors willing to sponsor the league.
PEPSI the title sponsor of 2015 season saw an increase in the ad rates by 10-15 percent that year, a testimony to the effect “India ka Tyohar” created.
#4. Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re (Kolkata Knight Riders Anthem)
Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re remains one of the most popular anthems till date
There is hardly any better brand ambassador in India than the advertising maestro Shah Rukh Khan, whose name is a brand in itself. The KKR anthem- Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re is one of the most hummable and catchy anthems of the IPL and was born out of Shah Rukh Khan’s vision.
The video song also had SRK featuring in it and got all KKR supporters grooving and dancing to it. Composed by the duo of Vishal- Shekhar and sung by Vishal Dadlani the song remains one of the finest anthems in the IPL till date.
#3. Duniya Hila denge (Mumbai Indians Anthem)
Duniya Hila Denge featuring Hrithik Roshan became a fan favorite
Mumbai Indians Anthem Duniya Hila Denge became a fan favorite soon after it was released. The music video created by Piyush Pandey features Bollywood Star- Hrithik Roshan and portrays passionate people from various walks of life who can rock the world through their dedication and perseverance.
The song was composed by Tapas Relia and written by Piyush Pandey. It is one of those songs that has all the qualities which make it a good “anthem”. After listening to Duniya Hila Denge the fans can’t help but are pumped up to support their favorite team Mumbai Indians.
#2. Go Chargers (Deccan Chargers anthem)
Deccan Chargers last played a IPL game in 2012 before BCCI terminated their contract
In terms of a song that can motivate and inspire others to give their best- the now defunct Franchise Deccan Charger’s theme song "Go Chargers" would have been on the top half of the list. The famous Telugu and Tamil composer S.S. Thaman composed the song and it immediately struck a chord with the fans.
The song is very catchy and the anthem chorus stays with the listener long after he or she has heard the song. The Deccan Chargers last participated in 2012 edition of the league and was replaced by the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
#1. Whistle Podu (Chennai Super Kings)
The Whistle Podu jingle is part of CSK folklore
The Whistle Podu jingle marked not only the arrival of one of the biggest franchises in IPL but also became a major turning point in the career of Chennai-based composer duo Aravind-Shankar.
Once the song was aired, the duo who were relatively unknown faces in the Tamil industry started getting more and more work and soon became popular.
The song has kind of a peppy feel to it and celebrates the spirit of Chennai Super Kings and the city Chennai. With this universal theme it appeals to even those who may not understand Tamil but the message is conveyed through the music and the energy that comes across with it.