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…when your daughter comes running to you and says, ‘ Oh, mama, the whole day I didnt give you a hug’ and gives you the tightest hug before heading off to sleep
Most of you must have guessed by now as to what prompted me to say that. Yes, I’m talking about this new trend of flicking old hindi songs and redoing them.
The first song that comes to my mind is yeh mera dil from Don, composed superbly by RD Burman originally but redone years later by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Ok now here I agree it was not exactly redone, simply resung and maybe a little remixed with a jazz here and bass there by another singer. The song was not disturbed, per se. Nor were the lyrics. Which was fine for the ears of a devout RDB fan like me. I wont say I loved it but I liked it partly because I felt Sunidhi Chauhan did her best to do justice to the original version and I absolutely adore her voice. Of course, if asked to choose between the two I’ll pick Asha Bhonsle’s rendition any day.
But there is another song from the movie which has been redone in the true sense of the word. It is Khaike paan banaaraswala which sounds so peppy and cheerful in the original version sung by Kishore Kumar but sadly sounds so pathetic ( to my ears) in the redone version. Every time I hear the song I wonder why, whyever was there a need to redo that song? Was it not bad enough that the classic movie was remade? Why redo a song also and make it worse?
Just watch this song, dont you just feel like getting up and joining Amitabh Bachan and his gang to shake a leg or two? Why, a non-dancer like me is tempted!
And now watch this song..
Get my point?
What prompted me to write this post is another song that is being splashed all over the music channels movie theaters and being fiercely promoted by the movie makers- Dum Maaro Dum, a miserable rework of yet another RDB masterpiece from Hare Rama Hare Krishna.
Call me old fashioned but I just cant get myself to liking this new trend. And I dont even want to get started on the trend of movie-remakes. I hated Don. We all know what a dud Umrao Jaan- 2 was. And now I hear the movie makers are planning a remake of Satte Pe Satta.
Some songs and movies are so timeless that its best if left as they are. What do you think?
Yes, thats what it is going to be. Because I dont have anything to write about.
After an insanely busy weekend I had such a lazy day today that I didnt feel like doing anything. I was so lazy that I couldn’t bring myself to wake up in the morning and send Namnam to school even. The whole day passed by with nothing much happening aside the fact that Namnam realized that she had a new favorite colour- Blue and that she had to stamp the fact with a blue frock, blue legging, a blue bracelet and a blue hair-band! And also she wanted to know what jaw-bones were, why is summer hot, what will happen if didn’t nod our head, what will happen if there were no steering in the car, what will happen if I didn’t apply brakes??? And all of this she wanted in the span of 15 minutes of being driven to her playgroup!
Anyway, in a nutshell too lazy to even write a post
Instead let me leave you with this beautiful song that Hitchy shared on FB and which happens to be one of my favorites too. Thank you so much, Hitchy for this and very sorry that I missed seeing the tag in the morning.
Gulzar and RD Burman- the magical and inimitable duo! Enjoy
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