AR Rahman and Hansal Mehta recats to Masakali 2 (Photo Credit: Instagram)
The latest rendition of Masakali titled Masakali 2.0 staring Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria is not just irking netizens but has ruffled feathers with Bollywood celebs, even its original composer AR Rahman who in a social media post took a subtle dig on the new peppy number.
Revisiting his memories about creating 'Maskali' from 'Delhi 6' and the relentless labour required to make music that can 'last for generations', Rahman in a note on social media, said, "No short cuts, properly commissioned, sleepless nights, writes and re-writes. Over 200 musicians, 365 days of creative brainstorming with the aim to produce music that can last generations. A team of a Director, a Composer and a Lyricist supported by actors, dance directors and a relentless film crew. Lots of love and prayers A.R. Rahman." He captioned the note saying, "Enjoy the original #Masakali."
This is not the first time that Rahman’s songs have been recreated. Earlier this year, Varun Dancer 3D had featured a remixed version of Muqabla.
Meanwhile filmmaker Hansal Mehta urging his followers to ababdon recreation of old melodies said, "This ‘recreation’ of old songs can stop if the public rejects them. The numbers on YouTube for godawful versions of old songs are huge and hence music companies keep producing them. Stop viewing the videos. Stop listening to the songs. Stop playing them at events. They will stop.”
Calling the attempt to recreate old popular numbers as 'bastardisation of old songs; he founf it as 'an insult to the original creator by an ecosystem that thrives on shit.' further giving a solution he said, once public stops consuming the, they will stop producing it.
This 'recreation' of old songs can stop if the public rejects them. The numbers on YouTube for godawful versions of old songs are huge and hence music companies keep producing them. Stop viewing the videos. Stop listening to the songs. Stop playing them at events. They will stop.— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) April 9, 2020
We are complicit in this bastardisation of old songs. It is seen as a small price to pay for getting your film produced. Truth : it is a travesty. It is an insult to the original creator by an ecosystem that thrives on shit. Stop consuming shit. People will stop producing shit.— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) April 9, 2020
Ever since the video of the song was released on YouTube, netizens have just one question in mind - WHY? While the 2009 song was a soulful rendition by Mohit Chauhan with brilliant lyrics penned by Prasoon Joshi, the 2020 version has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi. The remix is sung by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon. While Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria chemistry might be spot on, although the idea of the video looks siilar to 'Humma' from 'Ok Jaanu' but the song is a 'torture to the ears' found many music critics. With the corona lockdown stalling all production work in Bollywood, people are wondering what was the need of the remix!
Watch the song here:
Now watch the original 'Masakali' to regain your sanity!