For the last couple of years, Bollywood has been known for remaking old songs into newer, improvised versions, with a younger star-cast and maybe better editing. The most common remakes are the old item numbers that are evergreen. Although these numbers make for quite peppy music for us today, there are still people who prefer the older, original version over the new ones.
After Tamma Tamma, Laila Main Laila and Aashiq Banaya, another classic song to be remade is one of my personal favourites – ‘Ek Do Teen’ – from the movie ‘Tezaab’, performed by dancing queen Madhuri Dixit.
Jacqueline Fernandez tried to recreate the magic spell of this old classic for the upcoming film, Baaghi 2. It was much awaited by fans of both Jacky and the old classic.
There is no denying that she does look ravishing in the video and it’s done quite well. But the audience reaction was a mix of disappointment and amazement.
On one hand, there were those who absolutely loved the Jacky version and thought it was as great as the old one.
1. This fan who had no comparisons.
#EkDoTeenWithJacqueline @Asli_Jacqueline leaves her signature on this iconic track. one of the best recreations, with no comparisons to the previous version this stands on its own. Jackie proves yet again that she is best dancer Bwood has 2day
— Ruwan Colombo (@ruwanp) March 19, 2018
2. Which is the first, though?
3. Some fans found both of them to be equally great.
4. Indeed, it was a whistle-worthy performance.
5. I think she already is, no?
On the other hand, a section of the audience, the ones who are old school fans, believed they pretty much ruined the old classic.
1. This is a little harsh.
We should praise the hideous new #EkDoTeen remix 'dance' video, since it is grotesque (and blasphemous) enough to kill the Bollywood remix trend altogether.
— Raja Sen (@RajaSen) March 19, 2018
2. That bad?
3. No chance.
4. Where is the petition? I’d like to sign, please.
— Flo Vidyand (@theyackerr) March 17, 2018
5. Priya Varrier does it better.
— jiqa (@ainyzz) March 19, 2018
6. Madhuri will be glad to give lessons.
— Imran ibraheem (@ImranIbraheem1) March 19, 2018
7. No fun at all ya!
— KhantilS (@Lord_Gujju) March 19, 2018
8. I agree with Dipannita, every old song doesn’t need to be remade.
I guess you are referring to #EkDoTeenWithJacqueline .. I feel the same way! They have ruined the whole memory of that song for me! 🙄
— Divya Virmani (@dvirmani85) March 16, 2018
I am still undecided on whether I like the new one any better or if I prefer the old one. Sure, Jaqueline looks fabulous and music is quite peppy, but the old one had Madhuri’s magic ‘thumke ka tadka’, don’t you think?