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
Laxmikant Pyarelal 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
Leena Chandavarkar, and '
Bindu'. It had a rhythmic party song called “Hungama Ho Gaya” sung by
Asha Bhosle and picturised on Bindu. The music composers were Laxmikant Pyarelal. This famous number was reworked successfully for the 2014
Kangana Ranaut film ‘
Queen’. Asha’s voice was retained and reworked with the voice of
Arijit Singh. The new song had a bohemian feel which was pleasant to the ears.
Amit Trivedi was the composer of the new version.
Khoya Khoya Chand
“Khoya Khoya Chand” was a melodious song by
Mohammed Rafi for the 1960 film Kala Bazar. The film contained the actors
Dev Anand and
Waheeda Rehman. S.D. Burman composed the music. This beautiful song was reworked into a peppy number for the film ‘
Shaitan’ (2011) and was used quite uniquely. The newer version was in a female voice and was sung by
Mikey McCleary 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 (
Amitabh Bachchan and
Zeenat Aman). 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
Shankar Mahadevan -
Ehsaan Noorani -
Loy Mendonsa and sung by
4. Har Kisi Ko
The movie Janbaaz (1986) starring
Feroz Khan and ‘
Sridevi’ had a romantic track called “Har Kisi Ko” composed by Kalyanji Anandji and rendered by
Manhar Udhas and
Sadhana Sargam. This song was re-created for the 2013 film ‘
Akshay Kumar by
Chirantan Bhatt. 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
Neeti Mohan. Both the versions were appreciated.
5. Aaj Phir
This sensuous song was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal for the film Dayavan which starred
Vinod Khanna and
Madhuri Dixit. The song was a duet by
Pankaj Udhas and
Anuradha Paudwal. 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
Alka Yagnik and
Udit Narayan. This passionate song was revamped into a romantic number in the movie, “
All Is Well”, starring
Abhishek Bachchan and
Asin Thottumkal. The track was reworked by
Mithoon Sharma and had the voices of Mithoon and
Tulsi Kumar. 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).
Pritam Chakraborty reworked the track with the voice of
Anushka Manchanda; the video featured
Deepika Padukone 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
Kumar Sanu song from the film Sadak (1991) starring
Sanjay Dutt and
Pooja Bhatt. The song was composed by
Nadeem Saifi -
Shravan Rathod. This song was re-created for the movie “
Hate Story 3” (2015) by
Amaal Mallik with a change of lyrics. The new song was called “Tumhe Apna Banane Ka Junoon” and was sung by
Armaan Malik 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
Remo Fernandes. 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 “
Ok Jaanu” starring
Shraddha Kapoor and
Aditya Roy Kapur. The new version has been sung by
Jubin Nautiyal and
Shashaa Tirupati, and includes a rap by ‘
Badshah’. 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.
Kishore Kumar was the singer. It was picturised on
Rishi Kapoor. When Aditya Chopra made the film Bachna Ae Haseeno,
Vishal Dadlani -
Shekhar Ravjiani remixed the track by retaining Kishore Kumar’s voice and adding vocals from Vishal and Sumit Kumar. The new song featured Rishi Kapoor’s son,
Ranbir Kapoor, along with
Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone, and