Music: Vishal Dadlani-Shekhar Ravjiani
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Chinmayi Sripada, Gopi Sunder
Music of Chennai Express comes as a mixture of North and South Indian singers, as Vishal-Shekhar take Yo Yo Honey Singh to SPB, interestingly the two of them being in one song. In the same spirit, Vishal-Shekhar get AR Rahman's regular, Chinmayi, to sing for them this time, along with Gopi Sunder, who is a music composer for southern movies. As such Gopi has worked for Vishal-Shekhar as a keyboard programmer, though, with Chinmayi it's probably their first association.
Ban ke titli dil udaa udaa
udaa hai kaheen door
Chal ke khushboo se judaa
judaa judaa hai kahin door
haadse ye kaise, ansune se jaise,
Choome andheron ko, koi noor..
ban ke titlee dil udaa udaa
uda hai kahin door..
Becoming a butterfly, the heart has
taken a flight.. has flown somewhere far away..
How are these accidents, unheard,
As if some (divine) light kisses the dark..
becoming a butterfly,
the heart has taken a flight, somewhere far off..
Sirf keh jaaun yaa
aasmaan pe likh doon
Teree taareefon mein
should I just tell you, or
should I write on the sky,
in your praise -
far be the evil eye..
[i.e. he wants to write far be the evil eye in the sky so that in the entire sky where the heart is flying, nobody can see her with an evil eye.]