“Oh God, one more remix?” Karan Johar rightfully asks in the reboot version of Aankh Marey in Sim mba. Bollywood musicians are increasingly looking back at old tracks and pepping them up with a sprinkle of dance music and serving them to Bollywood buffs — much to some people’s joy and to some people’s dismay. The onset of 2019 has brought along one song recreation after another. Aankh Marey, Tere bin, Chamma chamma, Paisa yeh paisa and the latest “Mungda”, which was launched on Tuesday.
Singer Subhro J Ganguly, who has forayed into Bollywood with “Paisa yeh paisa” and “Mungda” from the upcoming film “Total Dhamaal”, says recreations are like tributes to legendary composers.
“The 1970s’ and 1980s’ music was so legendary that our new generation is rediscovering it in their own way and recreating it. The current generation is dancing to those tunes and paying tribute to those legendary composers and singers, who had done those wonderful compositions. I think it is more of a tribute to them,” Ganguly told IANS over phone from Mumbai.
The original versions of “Paisa yeh paisa” and “Mungda” were picturised on actor Rishi Kapoor in the film “Karz” and “Mungda” on twinkle toes Helen in the film “Inkaar”, respectively. The recreated versions are by Gourav-Roshin.
“They have been shot really well... They are sounding fabulous and I hope these two tracks hit the club and become big,” Ganguly said.
The foot-tapping number “Chamma chamma”, originally picturised on actress Urmila Matondkar in the 1998 film “China Gate”, has got a revamped version in the latest release “Fraud Saiyyan”, starring Arshad Warsi and Saurabh Shukla.
Arshad, who also featured in the remixed version of his own song “Aankh Marey” from the 1996 film “Tere Mere Sapne”, finds the viral trend fun.
“I personally feel there is no harm in recreating songs. I did ‘Aankh Marey’ in 1996 or 1997... The whole generation did not know about the song, but today everyone knows it because they all went back and Googled it... It’s fine, and something that is nice for people to go back and see, and the new generation seeing it too,” Arshad said. (IANS)
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