On Wednesday, Bhushan Kumar’s T-series launched the remixed version of the song Masakali from composer Tanishq Bagchi and singers Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon. The track’s music video features Siddharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria.
Clearly, nobody is happy with the new Masakali song. Ever since the remix dropped, fans have been slamming it mercilessly. Even some Bollywood celebs said that ‘original songs should be left untouched for the upcoming generations to enjoy’.
Recently Tulsi Kumar, opened up about the song remixes. She stated that music is a very ‘subjective’ matter, and no matter how much flak remixes get, they are still heard in huge numbers. Giving examples of Sheher Ki Ladki and O Saki Saki, she told that the remixes entertains the audience, if it’s done ‘correctly‘.
“If recreation is handled correctly and if it is done beautifully, I don’t think there’s any harm. A lot of creativity goes into making a recreation. There are a lot of young audiences who haven’t heard a new song, because they were not born in that era, but with the recreation, they also get to hear that.”
The original composer of the song AR Rehman is too unhappy with the recreation. Rahman, in a tweet reminded people of the efforts it took to create the magic of the original Masakali.
The writer of the original song, Prasoon Joshi, also tweeted that he was saddened to see exploitation of the original track.
Soon Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra commented on the same, saying that that the original music was made with a lot of ‘love and passion‘, and asserted that maybe original creations should remain the same for future generations to come.
For the unversed, the original Masakali song, featured in Delhi-6, was pictured on Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor, in the backdrop of old Delhi. Written by Prasoon Joshi and sung by Mohit Chauhan, the song is much loved for Rahman’s soul-soothing music, catchy lyrics, and the unique old Delhi vibe that it brings out.