Rehashing the Bollywood oldies


There is this saying, “Old is gold” and Bollywood nowadays is totally following this. The remixing of old songs in Bollywood has become a trend. The latest example of this is ‘Dil chori sada ho gya’, which marked the comeback of the Punjabi singer Yo Yo Honey Singh in the industry. The song was originally sung by very famous Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans. In the past year too, we have witnessed various remixes of old songs. So, below are some B-Town’s oldies which are presented in their new versions. Have a look.

  1. Aashiq banaya aapne‘ for Movie ‘ Hate Story 4

2. ‘Mere Rashke Qamar’ is in film ‘Baadshaho’

3.‘Laila Main Laila’ for Movie ‘Raees

4. ‘Humma Humma’ for Movie ‘OK Jaanu

5. Gajar ne kia h ishara’ for ‘Azhar’‘

6. Gulabi aankhen jo teri dekhi’ for Sonakshi Sinha starrer ‘Noor’

and many more.

The youth mostly enjoy such remixed songs but it is a fact that the originality and the original melody of the songs are lost during the process of remixing the old hits. Even if the acknowledgment is given, most of the times it steals the identity of the stars on whom the song was originally picturized and today’s generation starts associating the song with new faces. For instance, the ‘hungama ho gya.’ song from ‘Anhonee’ is like a signature song of actress Bindu yet today people identify it more with the actress Kangana Ranaut. Similar is the case with the song ‘Tu cheez badi hai mast.’  It is also often argued that the oldies are forgotten and remixes are a way to revive them in the minds of people.

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Rather giving the chance to new singers to showcase their talent, they are made to rehash already popular old numbers. Honestly, what is the point of re-recording the old songs? They represent the different era and they need to be retained in their original state only. Recreating old tunes in the name of ‘Tribute or gratitude’ does not justify the advance creativity. But this trend of serving Old wine in a new bottle is Bollywood’s that formula which always works.

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