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Old Wine In New Bottle!

Comments  Comments [ 5 ]    By Gurprit K. | 02 December 2014 | 10:18pm


Everyone has definitely heard of the famous proverb "Old is Gold". Looks like Bollywood has taken this proverb a tad bit seriously! Out with the old and in with the new seems to be latest Bollywood mantra whether it's songs or movies. Filmakers and composers are rehashing classics to make some chart topping numbers and this is where BollyCurry steps in. Here's presenting to you a selection of few such songs that have been reinvented with a new masala. Sadly if we were to present you all those songs we would probably be here for the next couple of days writing and you would be here for the next couple of days reading.

"Bachna Ae Haseeno"

What better way for a son to create waves over using his father's song as a launchpad? Only one movie old, Ranbir Kapoor danced to his father, Rishi Kapoor's, popular song. And while Rishi Kapoor's version was entertaining, Ranbir Kapoor set the screen on fire. Originally sung for the movie Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahin (1977) by Kishore Kumar, the song was remade in 2008 for the Ranbir Kapoor starrer of the same name, Bachna Ae Haseeno. The song became an instant hit topping the chartbusters. Truly, like father, like son.
 
"Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta"

This classic song from Jaanbaaz (1986) was remade for 2013 film Boss where Sonakshi Sinha was seen emulating Sridevi showing her sultry dance moves and Akshay Kumar emulated Feroz Khan with the full cowboy suit. Though the song had a contemporary feel leading it straight to the top on chartbusters, it definitely failed the classic!
 
"Raat Akeli Hai"

The Asha Bhosle song from Jewel Thief (1967) was given a new twist in 2011 film Ragini MMS. The film played the same sound track, albeit with some sounds added to give an eerie atmosphere as required in the film. It did well although we still fail to see why this song was used in the movie instead of something more "bhoot-like" (ghost-like). Hats off to both the classic and the remake!
 
"Khoya Khoya Chaand"

Originally sung by the singing legend, the Late Mohammad Rafi for Kala Bazar (1960), this classic song was supposedly remade for Shaitan (2011). While it has its own charm in Shaitan, we definitely prefer the classic tune here! The saying "old is gold" proves itself here because the old song was definitely gold.
 
"Main Hoon Don"

Well if the movie is being remade then obviously the song needs to be remade as well? Of course this wasn't the only song remade in the movie, but we'll discuss this one just because we like it a bit better. The original song in the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Don (1978)">Don (1978) was sung by Kishore Kumar and became an instant hit at that time. Fast forward to 2006 and the song is remade and sung by Shaan for Shah Rukh Khan's starrer Don: The Chase Begins Again. Even though the title track got the makeover, one can't seem to help love the classic more than the remake, although we do applaud the remake for making waves itself!
 
"Hawa Hawaii"

Who can forget the hilarious facial expressions that Sridevi made in this popular song originally from the movie Mr. India (1987)? Of course when we're talking about remakes, how can we miss this song? In 2011, this track was remade for Shaitan (2011). The quirky take in the film managed to grab a lot of eyeballs, but we still prefer the classic just for Sridevi!
 
"Apni Toh Jaise Taise"

An amazing song sung by Kishore Kumar for the Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman starrer Laawaris (1981) was remade in 2010 for Housefull as a bonding moment between Akshay Kumar and Arjun Rampal in the movie. Even though the remake has its own essence, the classic is considered to be better because it had the great Amitabh Bachchan dancing to its tunes. Hence the new one gave it a completely different meaning as well as the quirkiness it needed.
 
"Mehbooba Mehbooba"

Originally from movie Sholay (1975), the popular song was remade for Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag (2007). Surprisingly both songs had one thing in common: Amitabh Bachchan! It seems that his songs are a popular choice for remakes. Nonetheless, the remake did become popular, though it may never reach the same heights as the original. After all no one can beat Helen in dance, even today!
 
"Khaike Paan Banaras Wala"

Another popular song from the Amitabh Bachchan starrer, Don (1978), this song was remade once again for Shah Rukh Khan in Don: The Chase Begins Again (2006) with the added bonus that it was kept in the same context, with the same lyrics, and the same beat as the original. This one is definitely a pass because it gives rise to the feel of the classic!
 
While we presented to you a few of the popular remakes, the list definitely doesn't end here as we mentioned above as well. Today however, Bollywood is all set to create an example by rewriting nursery rhymes, the latest being "Johnny Johnny". Now we aren't sure if we would like to see that, but let it continue is all we can say? Leave a comment below and let us know what you prefer- the Classic Aged Wine or an Old Wine In New Bottle!

Writer: Peehu A.
Editors: Shreya S. and Sonia R.
Graphics: Virina M.

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