Let me just put this out there – Bollywood doesn’t make memorable songs anymore. There was a time when the music album of films used to be a huge hit and people listened to them on repeat. Think about ‘Rockstar’, ‘Jannat’, ‘Dev: D’, ‘Delhi Belly’ and ‘Life In A Metro’. These were from the 2000s and 2010s. Before that, Bollywood songs used to be a league on their own.
Nowadays, there’s this trend of remixing every other song that becomes popular on social media. Take for example ‘Rang Saari’ and how it was remixed in the film ‘Jugjugg Jeeyo’. Also, think about ‘Tip Tip Barsa Paani’ in ‘Sooryavanshi’ and ‘Chura Ke Dil Mera’ in ‘Hungama 2’. Remaking these is just unnecessary and completely ruins the essence of the song.
Remember ‘Manike Mage Hithe’, the popular song sung by Sri Lankan singer and songwriter Yohani? Well, it got remade too for the Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra starrer film ‘Thank God’.
A majority of the song now has Hindi lyrics and even though it is sung by Yohani, Sidharth and Nora Fatehi’s sensual dance ruins the experience. Have a look:
The remix of ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ left several people online unimpressed and here’s what they had to say about it:
Bsdk aisa remake 😭
— Dr Stephen Strange (@DormamuKaMamu) September 16, 2022
Abey yeh kya kar diya gaana ka 😭
— 𝕄𝕦𝕤𝕜𝕒𝕟♡ (@Karan_love421) September 15, 2022
Thank you for destroying this masterpiece song pic.twitter.com/xcQ0GWYWUu
— k🚬 (@itsKabir16) September 15, 2022
E ka dekh liyo 😐 pic.twitter.com/feCponQYAv
— PRATIK (@Pratik_Jadhav6) September 15, 2022
Kitna acha song ko kharab kardiya Yaar
— 𝘚𝘩𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘭. (@JustSheetal_) September 15, 2022
This is the worst thing that happened to Sri Lanka after the recession in their country.
— Snowball (@mayurvedik) September 15, 2022
Bakwaas one more masterpiece song destroyed by Bollywood
— Apoorv Singh Rajput🇮🇳 (@appurvsingh1105) September 15, 2022
— Krrish (@Krish_anj) September 16, 2022
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They're ruining Lankan songs as well now 🥺🥺 https://t.co/AqMVpbeJMA
— sk (@___sk_________) September 15, 2022
Nowadays, Bollywood is nothing without remakes 👎 https://t.co/UtgwUvSM7C
— Shrrriiii 🚩 (@Mr_Crockroz18) September 15, 2022
Bollywood music really needs to up its game.