Saara Zamaana to Raat Baaki: Why Bollywood is hell bent on destroying good melodies? BY SAEED NASIR

Here we’ve compiled a set of five remixed melodies that are not even a patch on the originals.

Ittefaq will struck the displays on November 3, 2017.
It appears Bollywood is facing a significant talent void in the music department. A lot of the composers have found it easy to remix an old hit without nurturing about its original fact.

A good music stalwart like Lata Mangeshkar is annoyed with such a trend. In a talk with DNA, she said, “In basic principle, I’ve always been opposed to remixes and cover variations of classics. They must not be touched. So a lot of Pancham’s, Madan Mohan’s and Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s tunes have been tampered with; beats and lyrics are improved. It’s like rooms being added or taken off the Taj Mahal.”

Lata Mangeshkar is practical because remixes have been getting rid of the magic of the old melodies.

Here we’ve compiled a list of five such tracks that are not a good patch on the originals.

Raat Baaki (Ittefaq): Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha’s forthcoming release is a retread of the classical Bollywood murder mystery of the same name that at first starred Rajesh Khanna and Nanda. However, they have used Bappi Lahiri’s memorable tune Raat Baaki (Namak Halal) as a promotional track as the film doesn’t have any songs. The most recent version lacks heart and soul, to say the least.

Humma Humma (Fine Jaanu): Badshah and Tanishk Bagchi decided to play with AR Rahman’s marvelous tune from the film Bombay in Okay Jaanu starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor. Following a few raps and added music, the new Humma melody looked nothing before the original.

Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast (Machine): Director Abbas-Mustan used the remix of one of the most iconic 90s tracks to start his child in Mustafa. They even made Udit Narayan sing a few lines for the new music, but the end result really was average.

Laila Main Laila (Raees): Sunny Leone is probably the most successful item lady in the history of Bollywood. She was presented as one of the features of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees, and the manufacturers find the famous Zeenat Aman song for her entrance in the film. Effect was underwhelming.

Saara Zamana (Kaabil): This Hrithik Roshan-starrer banked on Urvashi Rautela to add some oomph to the film which experienced its heroine Yami Gautam in a very de-glamourised avatar. She danced and tried her best to raise the temperatures, but didn’t succeed.

Special Mention

Tamma Tamma (Badrinath Ki Dulhania): The one remix which received close to the magic of the initial was the new Tamma Tamma. Music arranger Tanishk Bagchi retained all the original voices and added a little of EDM to it. The result wasn’t bad.

Thanks a lot Bollywood for dishing out tasteless remixes in the name of creativeness.

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