There are so many Punjabi songs that have been recreated in Hindi which obviously make us happy and proud of the fact that our Punjabi songs are ruling Bollywood but there are also some recreations that have turned out to be sheer disappointment. Here’s a list of recreated songs which I thought were a very wrong move.
Laung Laachi – Originally the song was sung by Mannat Noor in Punjabi for the movie ‘Laung Laachi’ featuring Neeru Bajwa and it received a huge love from the audience. It broke all the records and has crossed 1 billion views till now. However, looking at the popularity the song was again recreated for the movie ‘Luka Chuppi’ featuring Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan but obviously in hindi version it lost all its essence.
Mundeyan Ton Bach Ke Rahi- For all the 90’s kid out there this was a song which made us all trip on beautifully composed by Jay Z and MC Panjabi but it was ruined by the makers later on for the movie Baaghi 2 and they called it ‘Bollywood best party song’. Like seriously??
Fakira – I could never imagine this song to be a recreation. Okay, I am not saying that it has been ruined but the original track by Gurnam Bhullar for the movie ‘Qismat’ I am sure everyone made emotional and the recreation by Amit Mishra featuring Shivin Narang and Tejasswi Prakash was kind of okish.
Glassi – Another favourite track of every 90’s kid. Every party is incomplete without this song. This evergreen track was created by none other than Ashok Mastie and Yo Yo Honey Singh which gave a huge recognition to these two also but later for ‘Jabariya jodi’ starring Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Ashok Mastie reunited along with Jyotica Tangri and Tanishk but that spark was missed by us all.
Naah – This super-duper hit number was released in the year 2017 sung by Harrdy Sandhu with Nora Fatehi in the lead and it became a rage amongst the youngsters. Every other DJ, every party had this song and Harrdy became a heartthrob. Bollywood too used it again for Ayshmann Khurrana starrer ‘Bala’ but this time the only highlight was Sonam Bajwa featuring alongside Ayushmann.
Gabrru – This song brings out so many memories. J Star and Yo Yo Honey Singh in the year 2011 literally created the sensation. I still remember how every other including me was crushing over J Star’s cuteness and the funny video was also enjoyed by everyone. After 9 years, the song was recreated for Ayushmann Khurrana starrer ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’, undoubtedly, the movie was unmatched but the idea of creating ‘Gabru’ was not a wise decision.
Sip-Sip – The trippy song created by Jasmine Sandlas and Intense music made entire Punjab trip on this hit number. But then song was created again for ‘Street Dancer 3D’ and the song featuring Sonam Bajwa and Varun Dhawan. Of course, it was again sung by Garry Sandhu and Jasmine Sandlas but of course the beats could not generate that energy again.
Illegal Weapon - Seriously, the vibe of the original song by Garry Sandhu and Jasmine Sandlas was super amazing. Such an amazing number but sorry to say everything was spoiled when it was recreated. It was a pure typical Punjabi number guys then what was the need of experimenting by adding hip hop beats which turned out to be so bizarre.
Mummy nu pasand- Sunanda Sharma with her cuteness won millions of hearts and this girly song was loved by everyone especially girls but Bollywood obsession with Punjabi songs obviously made them use it for ‘Mummy di jai’ and as usual entire feel in the song was lost.
Koka – Everything was bearable till this song was recreated. Those golden days when Jasbir Jassi came up with this song and it was a huge hit but then ‘Khandaani Shafakhana’ team made a song which was a total ‘SPOILER ALERT’.
Well, I am sure while reading this blog you must be re calling some other songs which we might have missed because the list is really too long but who should be blamed for all this? Is it not all of us who are listening to such songs and an audience that enjoy such songs and that is the sole reason Bollywood has been creating such music. Views on such songs speak a lot about the choice of people.
You can listen to Tanishk Bagchi, Music producer who has also been a part of the industry what they have to say on this?