We are kinda done with the remixes & the rehashes of the classic and iconic songs and now to our despair, Dus Bahaane has joined the list!
We still groove to the iconic steps of Dus Bahaane whenever it is played around us whether on TV or in the clubs like it happens on it’s own. And now the iconic song has also become the victim of remixes and rehashed songs thus killing the originality. Bollywood is seeing and is currently immersed in the era of remakes and rehashes whether it be movies or songs. The main reflection which we feel after seeing these remakes and already tried & tested formulas is that there is a lack of originality and it lacks novelty. The amount of remakes of iconic songs which have been made in the last 5 years in Bollywood surpasses more than any number of original soundtracks which is an issue of concern!
We recently heard the remix of the iconic Abhishek Bachchan song, Dus Bahaane where the latest version has Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in more edgier avatars, more body-show and more glamour. That’s it! That was the only change we could notice and we really cringed watching it. Afterall, that effect can not be reproduced no matter what and it will always be synonymous to Abhishek and Zayed.
Now we are a little scared about the songs of the 2000-09 era where the OG club music was really taking it’s shape and got thundering response and success. The iconic dance moves of Hrithik Roshan, the fun and frolic of Preity Zinta, the oomph of Kareena Kapoor Khan and the expressions of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are and will be unmatched & untouched. And when the gen-next tries to do the same what they did so brilliantly decades ago, they end up looking quite stupid. There is a thing called giving an ode which they can do it personally as well but all these remixes are literally killing the X-factor of the OG songs. Even the amount of views on these new versions surpass to that om the original versions. Sigh!
In no time, songs from Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Ghum, Koi Mil Gaya, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and many more might be remixed and given a new taste and we are already scared to think of those days. Well, we surely do believe that music directors like A R Rehman and Amit Trivedi are keeping the originality in Bollywood songs intact!
The music directors must refrain from making shitty makeovers of original & iconic old songs which have already set the bar a lot higher. Also, there is no thrill in doing something which already has been done. Just adding a bit of modernity and millennial lingo won’t do much to the final product.
We hope that the music-directors are listening!