Bollywood seems to have run out of original ideas lately. Old songs are being revamped and used in new movies as a fresh track. Though this trend is helping the new generation to know about old songs, it has faced a backlash from the older generation as comparisons are bound to be made. Very often, the essence of the old song is destroyed or at least affected. Older music composers like
have opposed this trend, saying that it is disrespectful to the original composer. However, sometimes we fall in love with the new song as well.
Let us look at 10 such songs in this list.
1. Hungama Ho Gaya
The 1973 film was a suspense drama starring
, and '
'. It had a rhythmic party song called “Hungama Ho Gaya” sung by
and picturised on Bindu. The music composers were Laxmikant Pyarelal. This famous number was reworked successfully for the 2014
’. Asha’s voice was retained and reworked with the voice of
. The new song had a bohemian feel which was pleasant to the ears.
was the composer of the new version.
Khoya Khoya Chand
“Khoya Khoya Chand” was a melodious song by
for the 1960 film Kala Bazar. The film contained the actors
. S.D. Burman composed the music. This beautiful song was reworked into a peppy number for the film ‘
’ (2011) and was used quite uniquely. The newer version was in a female voice and was sung by
remixed the song for the film.
3. Yeh Mera Dil
“Yeh Mera Dil” was one of the most popular item songs of Helen Jairag Richardson. It was a part of the 1973 film Don (
). When in 2006 Don was made again with
Shah Rukh Khan
as protagonist, this song was remixed and used in the new movie as well.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
was the star roped in to do the item number. The original track was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji and sung by Asha Bhosle. The track was reworked by
and sung by
4. Har Kisi Ko
The movie Janbaaz (1986) starring
’ had a romantic track called “Har Kisi Ko” composed by Kalyanji Anandji and rendered by
. This song was re-created for the 2013 film ‘
. Two versions of this were released. The first version was sung by '
Nikhil D Souza
' and the second version was a duet sung by Arijit Singh and
. Both the versions were appreciated.
5. Aaj Phir
This sensuous song was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal for the film Dayavan which starred
. The song was a duet by
. It was re-created in the movie “
Hate Story 2
” (2014) by
Arko Pravo Mukherjee
and the singers Arijit Singh and Samira Koppikar sang the new version. The song was quite well-received.
6. Aye Mere Humsafar
‘Aamir Khan's first movie was “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” (1988) and it had this love-song “Aye Mere Humsafar” by Anand Shrivastav, and Milind Shrivastav. The duet was sung by
. This passionate song was revamped into a romantic number in the movie, “
All Is Well
. The track was reworked by
and had the voices of Mithoon and
. He gave the song a fresh flavor while retaining the essence of the original track.
Dum Maaro Dum
“Dum Maaro Dum” was a super successful track from the film Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971) featuring Zeenat Aman. Asha Bhosle was the singer, and R.D. Burman was the music composer. This popular song has been remixed several times in the following years, but the most prominent remix was for the movie Dum Maaro Dum (2011).
reworked the track with the voice of
; the video featured
in a special appearance. The song garnered a lot of criticism and controversy over its new lyrics.
8. Tumhe Apna Banane Ki
“Tumhe Apna Banane Ki Kasam” was a
song from the film Sadak (1991) starring
. The song was composed by
. This song was re-created for the movie “
Hate Story 3
” (2015) by
with a change of lyrics. The new song was called “Tumhe Apna Banane Ka Junoon” and was sung by
and Neeti Mohan.
The original song appeared in the Tamil film Bombay (1995) which was also dubbed in Hindi and Telugu. The music composer was ‘
A R Rahman
’, and the singer was
. The beat of the song was unique and very catchy. It became widely popular in a short time. This great song has been remixed and used in the upcoming 2017 film “
Aditya Roy Kapur
. The new version has been sung by
, and includes a rap by ‘
’. Though the song is catchy, it does not live up to the standards of Rahman’s original composition.
Bachna Ae Haseeno
This song from the movie Hum Kisise Kum Naheen was composed by R.D. Burman.
was the singer. It was picturised on
. When Aditya Chopra made the film Bachna Ae Haseeno,
remixed the track by retaining Kishore Kumar’s voice and adding vocals from Vishal and
. The new song featured Rishi Kapoor’s son,
, along with
, Deepika Padukone, and