5 Thoughts I Had While Listening To Masakali 2.0. Basically, It Involved A Lot Of Cringe.
If I were to rank Bollywood remixes based on how much I hate them, I’d probably place them right before a tyrannical ruler, because even though there is no bloodshed with them, the massacre is still real. And we say this, after having been exposed to some ridiculous and absolutely unnecessary remixes of old songs, that were perfect as is, but were tweaked to only be made into songs we would never want to go back to again. One such song, that has recently been butchered by the ever-uninspired music industry is Sonam Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan’s song, Masakali from Delhi 6.
Released today, a few hours ago, Masakali 2.0 has been recreated into an underwhelming mess by Tanishk Bagchi. The guy who by this time has done a special masters in remixing old Hindi songs. Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon have sung the new version, the original was however sung by Mohit Chauhan.
The song stars starlet Tara Sutaria against actor Siddharth Malhotra, as they hop and dance around in a hotel room which is where the entire song has been filmed. And apart from cringing every 15 seconds at the un-originality of it all during the song, here are 5 other thoughts that crossed my mind while I was watching Masakali 2.0 –
Reminds Us Of The Humma Song
The video, soon after it starts, almost has us mistaking the actors for Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur, for the entire mood, setting and the vibe of the song is cent per cent in sync to and seemingly inspired from The Humma Song from the movie OK Jaanu. As if picking up an old song wasn’t enough, they had to recycle a concept for a video too and throw in the same elements of prancing around in a bed. Seriously, are we that out of ideas?
Are Those Beats Stolen From The Urvashi Song?
While the video reminds you of the Humma song, the audio, precisely the beats with which the song starts would unmistakably take you to the Urvashi song starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani, leaving us more confused as ever. Basically because this is a remix of the song called Masakali, the looks like Humma Humma and sounds like Urvashi Urvashi. Erm…okay!
Where Is The Sync?
From a song that is about a free bird, flapping its wing and walking with grace only to take flight in the open, to have a video shot in an enclosed hotel room, where Siddharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria have sneaked into, nothing from the lyrics to the video seems to be in sync! And we get it, that this one shot indoors to influence people to stay indoors during quarantine, but even then, what is going on at the screen?
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What Is Worse? The Choreography Or Sid’s Headband?
This was quite a fix even for people like us, who are otherwise pretty upfront about their disapproval. From the start to the end, if there is one thing that remains constant, apart from our apparent disinterest, it is a strong dislike for the inept choreography and Siddharth Malhotra’s unflattering headband, both of which don’t do any favours to the song!
Give Us The Old Masakali Back
One of the most pressing thoughts that I or anyone who listens to this song would have, is to go back to the old Masakali, watch Sonam Kapoor candidly hop around the terraces in Delhi 6 and relish in the voice of Mohit Chauhan. If anything, this song has done a considerable favour to the old one, for you can’t wait to play the original once you listen to this appalling reincarnation.