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Bollywood songs from 2017 films that are recreated versions of old songs

Raabta, Humma Humma, Laila Main Laila and more... Here’s taking a a look at the songs that have been rehashed and reinvented for films this year.

bollywood Updated: May 04, 2017 15:27 IST
Nivriti Rijhsinghani
Actor Deepika Padukone sizzles in the title track of Raabta, directorial debut of filmmaker Dinesh Vijan.
Actor Deepika Padukone sizzles in the title track of Raabta, directorial debut of filmmaker Dinesh Vijan.

Ever since Raabta’s title track, starring actor Deepika Padukone, was released, it became the hottest talk of the town and music lovers can’t get enough of Deepika’s sizzling look. However, this is not the first time that a popular old song has been recreated for another film. The reinvented versions are usually a step ahead of the previous ones with new beats and at times, rap too. Take a look at some of the most popular songs from 2017 films that are topping the charts.

Raabta: The title track of Sushant Singh Rajout and Kriti Sanon starrer, featuring Deepika Padukone, is a recreated version of romantic track Raabta from the film Agent Vinod [2012] starring Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. The original soulful number was played in the film only as a background score but it became a hit with its multiple versions. Fortunately, the audience has loved the latest version with sensuous Deepika Padukone too.

Laila Main Laila: Featuring Sunny Leone from the film Raees, Laila became an instant hit. Even though Sunny wasn’t a part of the movie, the special [item] song made her steal the limelight. The peppy number was a remake of the popular Zeenat Aman song Lailo O Laila from the film Qurbaani [1980]. While Sunny donned a modern desi look for the dance number, Zeenat had worn a western outfit for the original musical performance.

The Humma Song: Performed by the Aashiqui 2 couple, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, in the film OK Jaanu, Humma Humma is a rendition of Hamma Hamma song from the Tamil film Bombay [1995], which was also dubbed in Hindi as Ek Ho Gaye Hum Aur Tum. Shaad Ali, the director of OK Jaanu used this song to pay homage to Mani Ratnam, the film’s co-producer. The new version kept the essence of the old song intact while adding a modern touch with a rap given by Badshah.

Saara Zamana: In the new rendition of the song from the film Kaabil, actor Urvashi Rautela sizzled and twirled on the stage, quite literally. The new version has been picked from the 1981 film Yaarana where the song featured Amitabh Bachchan in a flickering light suit. The new version of the song did attract a lot of attention, however, Big B remains the preferred choice out of the two.

Hare Krishna Hare Ram: Starring actors Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma and Esha Gupta from the Commando 2, Hare Krishna Hare Ram is the remake of the popular song featuring Akshay Kumar, by the same name. The original was from the movie Bhool Bhulaiya [2007] where Khiladi Kumar was seen in the disguise of a Godman. In the new version, Vidyut is stealing hearts with his dance moves, while the ladies compliment him.

Tamma Tamma: Pictured on the popular on-screen couple Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, from Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, Tamma Tamma sets its tone on the popular Madhuri Dixit song of the same name from the 1990 film Thanedaar. Though one can’t come close to Madhuri’s dancing prowess, Alia and Varun have worked too hard to add a lot of life to the new version too. Not to forget, Madhuri too expressed her love for the recreated version, which have a tough fight to the original track.

Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast: Starring actors Mustafa Burmawalla [son of Abbas of Abbas-Mustan duo] and Kiara Advani from the film Machine, Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast is a rehashed version of the classic Raveena Tandon and Akshay Kumar song from the 1994 film Mohra. The high point of the original song remains the chemistry that Raveena and Akshay shared and the new version doesn’t come anywhere close to it. The altered lyrics did not make the mark with the audience either.

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