Congratulations Bollywood for once again ruining another epic song from the 90s! I so wish that I could say Ok Jannu’s revamped version of AR Rahman’s ‘Humma Humma’ (Bombay) didn’t ruin my memories of the original version. But I can’t. When I was growing up, I remember grooving to the original song and listening to it on loop. Even today, when a DJ at a pub plays “Humma Humma”, there isn’t anyone who would refrain from singing along or grooving to it. That’s how magical the original song is.
If you live under a rock and still don’t know which song I am talking about, watch it here:
It seems that the musicians these days have an inborn talent to ruin every old song that is golden. The recipe is simple:
Step 1: Take a hit song from the 90s.
Step 2: Add few tablespoons of “Badshah” masala to it.
Step 3: Add couple of teaspoons of rap and shi**y beats.
Step 4: Add some beats of the original song, swaad anusar.
Step 5: Mix it well.
Result: The crappiest song of the year is created that will eventually make it to the top of music charts.
What A.R. Rahman has ruined something that he created himself in the past. The new version of the song has been created under the supervision of Rahman himself. Badshah’s involvement makes the newer version a disaster. Let’s say, Rahman what you did is known as, “Aapne pair par kulhadi marna!”
On one hand, you have Arvind Swamy and Manisha Koirala; on the other hand, you have Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor. On one hand, you have spark and chemistry; on the other, you have a kid (Sharaddha Kapoor can’t be described as anything else) and a handsome hunk doing some hanky panky. On one hand, there was sensuality and sizzling hotness; on the other, you have a sleepover night with a lot of jumping on the bed. On one hand, you had Sonali Bendre, now you have….umm… er… nothing!
My father hated the remixed version of the song “Aaj phir tumpe pyaar aaya hai”. In fact, he was upset that the beautiful song he had known was destroyed. I didn’t understand then. I get it now. If you still don’t understand what I am feeling right now, imagine Badshah giving his very own twist to a John Lennon song. Cringed, didn’t you?
I have just one thing to say to Badshah: “F**k you, Badshah. Thanks for ruining my childhood!”
You can watch the new video here: