Remake songs are climbing the chart these days and some of them are far better than the original one. The music lovers craze for remixing old songs is mounting, they have become a way of Tinsel town. In the last few years, every movie has had at least a single rehashed song, in which the “mukhda” remains the same, with a lot of variation in the music or a mash up melody, that would remind us of a lot of old numbers, but carries the same tune with a changed “antara” to make it a little “hatke” so that the original song loses its core.
The popular iconic Bollywood music is coming back in a new remixed avatar and winning a soft spot in the audience’s hearts. The obsession to change the original Bollywood track also has become a rage. But one question seems to arise in my mind several times: Is it because of the lack of new ideas? Or is it a love for the classic songs? Or is it a pressure or ineptitude that the music composers are going crazy for remixes? But whether we like it or not, the audience is in the favor of recreating an old Bollywood song to a new sizzling hot number. No doubt, that original songs were class apart, but new songs are here to stay.
Here are the best Bollywood remake songs which rocked the Chartbusters:
Nora Fatehi is a new preferred dancing sensation and her dance Chartbusters are making the world go weak on their feet. The Saki remix from the movie Batla House became the popular dance anthem of the year 2019. The original song featured Koena Mitra, which also gave her stardom overnight. I liked the original as well the remake song version. But watching Nora Fatehi dance on this peppy number is a delight.
2. Laila Main Laila
The original Laila Zeenat Aman rocked this 80’s blockbuster in the movie Qurbani and became a nation’s heartthrob. In 2017, Sunny Leone also raised the temperature high, by dancing on the remake song in the movie Raees along with Shahrukh Khan. There were only slight changes made in the lyrics of the old song, but the new one has a cheerful music which floored the audience.
I just love this number because of the cinematography, the remix song was shot in Amalfi coast and from a Ghazal sang by the legend Pankaj Udhas, it was re-made as a party number along with funky beats in the film War starring Hrithik Roshan.
4. Ek Tau Kam Zindagani
This song is one of my favorites from the movie Jaanbaaz, watching Rekha shaking her legs in the song with foot tapping beats wooed the audience. Although the remix was not required at all but still Nora Fatehi did justice to the song with her evergreen performance.
5. Dus Bahane
I still can’t comprehend why this remix was made? The original song from the movie Dus is far better than the recreated one. The old song was the most played song of the year 2005 and didn’t need a remix version.
The original song was world apart, although the old and the new number both had Prabhu Deva dancing on the beats which was a slight relief. But the feel and the vibrations which the original song had was missing in the remake one.
7. Tamma again
The original song Tamma Tamma from the movie Thanedaar – 1990, starring Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt was the most popular track of the year. In the remake song Tamma again, the original essence was kept alive by just adding heart racing beat and additional rap to match the tempo. Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan did justice to the song and it became the most played songs at the parties.
8. Pyar Bina Chain Kaha Re
I am a big fan of the classic song from the movie Saaheb – 1985 featuring Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh. Their dance move was also very captivating and alluring. Later it was re-created by Bappi Da, who was part of the original song as well for the movie Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.