Bollywood, dare not redo these 5 classic songs
January 11, 2022, 6:00 PM
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Bollywood has produced many musical gems that need to be preserved.
However, in the name of “creative freedom”, many of these songs are abused and remade. In this dirty process, their original flavor is lost.
It’s high time filmmakers and music houses shun these evergreen melodies.
We’ve listed 5 classic songs that we think SHOULD NEVER be redone.
‘Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya’ from ‘Mughal-E-Azam’
With deceased actors Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala and Dilip Kumar, Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya is an iconic song by Mughal-E-Azam.
Not just the number, its representation is also historical. the mahal sheesh featured in the song took two years to build.
Due to its authentic nature, the track has a high recall value and always gives an adrenal rush.
It should not be exploited.
‘Agar Tum Saath Ho’ from ‘Tamasha’ by Imtiaz Ali
Hagar Tum Saath Ho by Imtiaz Ali directed Tamasha touched us with its emotional richness.
Alka Yagnik and Arijit Singh’s singing of AR Rahman’s masterpiece was moving.
Even on screen, we crumbled every time Deepika Padukone (who apparently cried for real in this song) and Ranbir Kapoor acted out.
Irshad Kamil’s meaningful lyrics are the icing on the cake.
‘Dola Re Dola’ by ‘Devdas’ directed by SRK
Who can forget Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s mesmerizing act Devdas, Dola Re Dola?
For once, let’s forget about the larger than life spectacle presented in the song and focus on the track led by Shreya Ghoshal, Kavita Krishnamurthy and KK.
The mix of all the voices and the use of traditional musical instruments was magical!
Ismail Darbar’s composition was perfect for the T.
‘Sun Sahiba Sun’ from ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’
We don’t think anyone would have the guts to redo a song like Sun Sahiba Sun.
The romantic track composed by Ravindra Jain, sung by legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, topped with lyrics by Hazrat Jaipuri, was nothing short of art.
The song does not contain any suggestive words, but clearly indicates that the girl is expressing her interest in the boy.
What a classic!
‘Na Jaane Kyon’ from ‘Chhoti Si Baat’
Na Jaane Kyon Hota Hai from Chhoti Si Baat is all about missing your love.
When you have a mainstay like Salil Chowdhury giving music to a song, you get nothing but a diamond.
The number was shot on Amol Palekar and Vidya Sinha, where we see them yearning for each other.
No melodrama, just waiting for that special someone to show up.