A few days ago, Tara Sutaria and Sidharth Malhotra’s much-awaited music video Masakali 2.0 was released and since then the creators of the song have been at the receiving end of criticism and trolling for recreating the song. The song is sung by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon and has been recreated by the music composer Tanishk Bagchi.
The original ‘Masakali’ song from the 2009 movie Delhi 6 is one of the most loved songs from the movie and was composed by the legendary AR Rahman and was sung by Mohit Chauhan and written by Prasoon Joshi.
The remake version of the song hasn’t gone down well with the audiences as well as the makers of the original song. Recently, legendary composer AR Rahman, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and Delhi 6 director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra slammed the creators of the re-mix version of the song by taking to their respective social media accounts.
AR Rahman had taken to his Twitter and urged his fans to listen to the original song. He wrote:
“No short cuts, properly commissioned, sleepless nights, writes and re-writes. Over 200 musicians, 365 days of creative brainstorming with the aim to produce music that can last generations. A team of a Director, a Composer and a Lyricist supported by actors, dance directors and a relentless film crew – Lots of love and prayers A.R. Rahman.”
Here, check out the tweet:
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) April 8, 2020
Lyricist Prasoon Joshi also took to his Twitter and expressed how the song is very close to his heart and he is disappointed with the remake. He wrote:
“All songs written for #Delhi6 including #Masakali close to heart,sad to see when original creation of @arrahman @prasoonjoshi_ &singer @_MohitChauhan insensitively utilised. Upto the conscience of @Tseries. Hopefully the fans will stand for originality. @RakeyshOmMehra“
Here, check out the Tweet:
All songs written for #Delhi6 including #Masakali close to heart,sad to see when original creation of @arrahman @prasoonjoshi_ &singer @_MohitChauhan insensitively utilised. Upto the conscience of @Tseries. Hopefully the fans will stand for originality. @RakeyshOmMehra
— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) April 8, 2020
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra also expressed his displeasure with the remake of the song and wrote:
“#Delhi6 the movie & it’s songs created with so much Luv & passion , let’s save the original creations for generations to come.”
Here, check out the Tweet:
— Rakeysh Mehra (@RakeyshOmMehra) April 9, 2020
Now after receiving the widespread criticism, Tulsi Kumar, one of the singers of the recreated song opened up about the same. In an interview, Tulsi Kumar gave examples of songs like Sheher Ki Ladki and O Saki Saki and said the audience enjoys the recreated songs if the remake is done nicely. She said:
“If recreation is handled correctly and if it is done beautifully, I don’t think there’s any harm. A lot of creativity goes into making a recreation. There are a lot of young audiences who haven’t heard a new song because they were not born in that era, but with the recreation, they also get to hear that.”