Out with the old and in with the new seems like Bollywood’s mantra. Every couple of years, filmmakers and composers rehash cult classics and pelt out chart topping numbers.
The originals are clearly brilliant but the twist Bollywood music directors have added makes them peppier and a whole lot more fun. Check out 7 Awesome Bollywood Song Remakes:
1. Bachna Ae Haseeno
Like father, like son - they say. Rishi Kapoor’s version was entertaining but young Ranbir Kapoor set the silver screen on fire!
2. Raat Akeli Hai
This song, by Asha Bhosle, from Jewel Thief was given a completely different twist in the movie Ragini MMS. A big thumbs up to both!
3. Khoya Khoya Chaand
The original song was sung by Mohd Rafi in Kala Bazaar, this song was then changed up for Bejoy Nambiar’s Shaitan as a background score for arguably one of the best chase sequences in Indian cinema.
khoya khoya chand
4. Main Hoon Don
While no one can really top Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan did a pretty snazzy job in Farhan Akhtar’s Don. The title track of the movie got a makeover which everybody seemed to love!
Shah Rukh Khan
5. Disco Deewane
Nazia Hassan’s 1981 album Disco Deewane really put Indie pop on the map. It charted in fourteen countries worldwide and became the best-selling Asian pop record to-date. In 2012, a revamped version of the song was incorporated into the Indian film Student of the Year.
6. Hawa Hawai
Mr. India’s song ‘Hawa Hawai’ picturized on Sridevi is one of the most iconic Bollywood songs. Suman Sridhar gave this song a quirky take in the film, Shaitan. We actually prefer the remake!
7. Khaike Paan Banaras Wala
This song has a cult following – fun, bright and raucous – Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan really nailed it. We can’t seem to pick a favourite.
Khaike Paan Banaras Wala
Which Bollywood song remake is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below.
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