Bollywood has been bitten by the remake bug over the past few years. And its obsession continues to grow as we always come across a song that has been remade from the old chartbusters that are still very fresh in the hearts and the minds of the audiences. However, the formula of remaking
doesn't come with a 'hit' tag. While some remade songs top the blockbuster list, some lie down deep inside the dark tunnel.
As we are just 13 days away from bidding adieu to the year 2017, let's revisit the remade songs that became successful and those which were lost in the midst of nowhere.
Laila Main Laila
If there was any remake song that became an instant rage among the fans, then you just can't think of any other song than Laila Main Laila from Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees featuring Bollywood's Baby Doll Sunny Leone. The song retained its original tune and some part of the lyrics which was overlaid by upbeat music. Sunny Leone, who stepped into the shoes of the sensual Zeenat Aman who rocked the 80s with her massive sex appeal, lived upto the mark of the yesteryear actress and added zing to the energetic song with her popular pelvic thrusts. Sunny totally owned this song and moviegoers will surely remember Sunny Leone as the one and only Laila after Zeenat Aman.
Song Name: Laila Main Laila
Movie Name: Raees
Composed By: Kalyanji - Anandji
Recreated & Produced By: Ram Sampath
Additional Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Singer: Pawni Pandey
Tamma Tamma Again
Another remake song that made it to the playlist of music lovers, it was none other than Tamma Tamma Again from Badrinath Ki Dulhania featuring Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. The song's original tune, lyrics and voice of singers Bappi Lahiri and Anuradha Paudwal, even the dance
choreographed by Saroj Khan remained untouched which was one of the most intelligent things that was ever done in a remade song. Additional rap and heart thumping beats were added to the song to turn it into a party anthem and the attempt was a successful one. The original Tamma
Tamma song from Thanedaar (1990) featured Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit.
Singers- Bappi Lahiri, Anuradha Paudwal
Original song composed by Bappi Lahiri
Song Recreated by Tanishk Bagchi
Hawa Hawai 2.0
The iconic song Hawa Hawai from Mr. India (1987) featuring Sridevi was remade for Tumhari Sulu as Hawa Hawai 2.0 featuring Vidya Balan, Neha Dhupia and RJ Malishka. Kavita Krishnamurthy's unmistakable vocals have been retained in this recreated and reprogrammed new version. The song hit the chords with the audiences instantly and became an instant hit.
Song - Hawa Hawai 2.0
Singers - Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shashaa Tirupati
Re-Creation And Programming - Tanishk Bagchi
Lyrics - Javed Akhtar
Original Music - Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Maine Tujhko Dekha
In this Golmaal Again song, which is a recreated version of Neendh Churayi Meri from Ishq (1997), Ajay Devgn tries to woo Parineeti Chopra. While the song was loved by the audiences which took them down the memory lane, it was mired in controversies with music composer Anu Malik for not giving due credits for the composition. However, the description in the YouTube video does that. The song, which is a direct lift from Sending All My Love by Linera, lived upto the expectations of the music lovers.
Song - Maine Tujhko Dekha
Singers - Neeraj Shridhar, Sukriti Kakar
Music - Amaal Mallik
Lyrics - Kumaar
Originally composed by Anu Malik & Penned by Rahat Indori.
Kisi Se Pyar Ho Jaye
The romantic remade version of Dil Kya Kare song from Kaabil featuring Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam maintained the essence of the original song from Julie (1975). Singer Jubin Nautiyal's magical voice has played an important part in making the song a successful one.
Song: Kisi Se Pyar Ho Jaye
Singer: Jubin Nautiyal
Original Song Credits: Film- Julie. Singer-Kishore Kumar.
Music- Rajesh Roshan. Lyricist- Anand Bakshi.
Recreated By - Gourov - Roshin
Haseeno Ka Deewana
The song is the remake of the iconic song Saara Zamana from Yaarana (1981) which was orginally sung by the legendary singer Kishore Kumar featuring the megastar Amitabh Bachchan who introduced the use of LED lights over a costume and danced to the tunes of the song like a rockstar. The remade song featured the bombshell Urvashi Rautela who tried to turn on the heat with her sensuous moves. The song, however, fell short of the expectations but became quite popular among the masses.
Song: Haseeno Ka Deewana
Singer: Raftaar And Payal Dev
Original Song Credits: Film- Yaarana. Singer-Kishore Kumar.
Music: Rajesh Roshan.
Recreated By - Gourov & Roshin
Raabta title song from film Raabta starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon was a remake of the song by the same name from 2012 film Agent Vinod starring Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan. However, the song failed to lived upto the mark of the original song which became the love anthem of that year.
Song - Raabta Title Song
Singer- Nikhita Gandhi
Lyrics- Irshad Kamil and Amitabh Bhattacharya
Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast
The blockbuster song Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast from 1994 film Mohra has remained one of the favourite songs among the music lovers who still dance to the tunes of it. No one can match the kind of intensity that Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon have put in this song with their
unmistakable moves and expressions. This iconic song was ruined completely when the makers of Machine decided to make a remix the song and use it in their movie. It was one of the disastrous songs of the year.
Song - Cheez Badi
Singers - Udit Narayan & Neha Kakkar
Lyrics- Anand Bakshi
Additional Lyrics - Shabbir Ahmed
Recreated By - Tanishk Bagchi
Original Song Credits: Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast
Singer: Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
Music composed by: Viju Shah
Again an iconic composition by RD Burman, Gulabi Ankhen from The Train (1970) featuring Rajesh Khanna, was messed up in Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Noor which released earlier this year. The song irked a lot of listeners who bleeded from their ears after listening to the remade version.
Singers - Amaal Mallik, Tulsi Kumar & Yash Narvekar.
Music - Amaal Mallik
Lyrics - Kumaar
Song Arranged and Produced by - Abhijit Vaghani & Sourav Roy.
Original Song Credits: Film- The Train. Singer-Mohammed Rafi.
Music By- R. D. Burman. Lyricist- Anand Bakshi.
The 'bina rap wala remix' song from Baadshaho also failed to hit the chords with the music lovers even though it retained the original lyrics of the song by the same name from 1975 film Deewar featuring the legendary actor Shashi Kapoor and Neetu Singh.
Song: SOCHA HAI
Singer-Jubin Nautiyal, Neeti Mohan
Music Recreated And Programmed By Tanishk Bagchi.
Original Credits --
Singers - Kishor Kumar, Asha Bhosle
Well, as they say some things should better be remained untouched.