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And Then, the Remixed “Manmaani… Manmaani…” ruined our iconic “Masakali…”

And Then, the Remixed “Manmaani… Manmaani…” ruined our iconic “Masakali…”

When T-Series decided to launch the remixed version of the iconic Delhi-6 song “Masakali” hopes were high for everyone including recreator Tanishk Bagchi, singers Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon and actors Siddharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria. But Alas! In spite of earning 19 Million views since its release on Wednesday, Masakali 2.O has become hard nut to crack, for its makers.



Considering the original Delhi-6 track by A. R. Rehman, Masakali 2.O stands nowhere. The original track was integrated with the story of the movie and accentuated the character of the heroine which was justified to be compared with her pet pigeon, given her free-spirited nature and dreams to fly high.

Now, Masakali 2.O; where the hero and heroine sneak into a hotel room and start dancing and goofing around until the actual guests return; stands nowhere the original track.
First and foremost, Masakali 2.O seems an entirely different song. It doesn’t feel like recreation of the Delhi-6 track since even the original score is missing, leave alone the lyrics. Perhaps, Tanishk Bagchi thought that chanting “Masakali… Masakali…” a couple of times and replacing “Pankh” with “Wings” would be enough to term it a remix. The theme of the song looks like a hasty autobot forge of Bagchi’s earlier remix “Humma… Humaa…” from the movie “OK Jaanu”. The choreography seems a dream come true feeling of a fitness freak which includes few chair dips, cartwheels, round and jump squats and not to forget the palms down “butterflies”.

Hope you remember the proliferating romance between Roshan and Bittu. Of course, who would forget the smitten eyes of Roshan looking for Bittu! In Masakali 2.O, the creators tried every possible trick to create a sizzling Chemistry for the duo. But even the bathtub jump of Tara Sutaria didn’t happen to ring the strings of Siddharth Malhotra, eventually rendering it “Bilkul thanda…’



That sums up the valid reason behind the statement of the ever polite Oscar winner A. R. Rehman appealing people to listen to the original song. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and singer of the original track Mohit Chauhan openly expressed their disapproval. Film Maker Hansal Mehta went one step ahead and asked people not to watch the music video of Masakali 2.O stating “Stop consuming sh*t and they will stop producing sh*t!”



It seems that, with the remixed Masakali 2.O Tanishk Bagchi irked more people than he could handle. Of course, it is high time remix creators understood the preferences of audiences and avoid doing “Manmaani… Manmaani…” with our favourite tracks, in the name of remix.

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