The filmmakers of Total Dhamaal recently released a new song which is a recreated version of Helen’s classic song. The song features actress, Sonakshi Sinha who shook her legs on the tune of the hit 1978 Inkaar number.
Earlier in 1978, the song was picturized on Helen. It was originally sung by Usha Mangeshkar and the music was given Rajesh Roshan. The lyrics of the song were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. However, the reported remixed version of the song is been done by singers Jyotica Tangri, Shaan, and Subhro Ganguly and the duo music director Gourov-Roshin.
The original makers of the song are not happy with the new version. They also claim that nobody has consulted them regarding the same. Usha who sung the original version stated, “Our songs were created after a great deal of thought and they were done with sensitivity and care. To rip them off in this arbitrary manner is not correct.” Her sister and Bharat Ratna recipient Lata Mangeshkar also added in the report, “We are not asked if we approve or not. No one seeks our consent before using our songs. Is that right?”
Rajesh Roshan has also shared his concern and said, “I think there is less inspiration and more of perspiration in the music industry. The filmmakers have lost confidence in creating new songs.”
However, not only the original makers but the netizens are also not pleased with the new version of the 70s classic and took it to Twitter. Check out the reactions of Twitteratis on Sonakshi’s new dance number Mungda.
Cult classic songs are being destroyed in the name of remix.
Any comments Sir @Javedakhtarjadu. Sorry but you have penned the original #Mungda so had to mention u. Several songs have been destroyed in this decade.
— RK Raj (@OyeRKRaj) February 7, 2019
— KavyaKumar (@YoungIndian9) February 7, 2019
expected comparison…I would rather blame choreographer… earlier each word of the song was translated into a dance move.. facial expression was captured really well.. nothing like this happens nowadays.. #Mungda
— Sakshi (@sakshi_tweetz) February 7, 2019
@ushamangeshkar I am very upset your signature song #Mungda has been redone for a movie featuring @sonakshisinha / many popular compositions from the golden era should not be recreated/ better sense prevails with music directors
— nazirji (@nazirji) February 8, 2019
I get that you need to recreate old gems for promotions. But I don't get that when you have @MadhuriDixit in a movie why do you need a @sonakshisinha or anyone to perform a dance number?? #Mungda #TotalDhamaal
— Piyush Daga (@piyushdaga4892) February 8, 2019
Meanwhile, Total Dhamaal is directed by Indra Kumar. The comedy-drama features Ajay Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Johnny Lever, Arshad Warsi, Jaaved Jaaferi, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra and Esha Gupta in key roles.