Remixing old popular songs is not a new trend in Bollywood. This trend was initially made popular by the Indi-pop albums and song like Dhodo do aanchal, Kaanta laga, tu hai wahi etc. However, in the recent times we are seeing remixes being used intelligently in the Bollywood movies as well.
Last year we did see Disco Deewane from the movie Student of the Year being immensely popular. Vishal- Shekhar managed to keep the soul of the song alive and yet add a dash of freshness in the same.
Another interesting example in the recent times is â€œNa Jaane kahan se aayi haiâ€ remix. The song was originally picturised on the legendary Sri Devi in the movie Chalbaaz. Not only was the movie a great song but the song in itself had become one of the iconic songs associated with the actress.
Now this song has been remixed and used in the recently released movie â€“ I, Me aur Main â€“ starting John Abraham, Prachi Desai and Chitrangada Singh. However, there is a big twist in the song and that is the song is now revolving around John and the lyrics too have been tweaked intelligently to make them suit the theme of the movie.
Another movie that is joining the league is Nautanki Saala. Nautanki Saala is a forthcoming comedy movie starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Pooja Salvi and Evelyn Sharma. This movie has incorporated an iconic song â€œDhak Dhak Karneâ€ laga from the movie Beta. The original song featured Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit. The song and Madhuriâ€™s dance moves in the song became so popular that the actress till date is sometimes referred as Dhak Dhak girl.
However, the newer version seems to lack the punch of the original song. See the song below and leave your comments on whether this remix makes your heart go dhak dhak or does it want you to grab the remote and change the channel?
Author: S Chawla