Taking the recent example of Mahi Ve from the film Wajah Tum Ho which is an assault both on eyes and ears, we spoke to the people in the industry and tried getting their views on the same. Take a look:
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This is the trend right now. When the revamp is done in a cool way, it works for the film, but if everyone starts doing it, it can get monotonous. Now every album has one song that’s recreated. I have done Chul (Kapoor & Sons), Soch Na Sake (Airlift) and made them bigger than the originals, wherein the creators of the song have called me up and praised my version. It’s more about finding yourself in the song and taking it to the next level. My motto while recreating a song is that I should make the track sound at par with the original, if not better.
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I think I have made the maximum amount of remakes and I believe they have a soul of their own. If you can add a few contemporary colours and bring in a new flavour to the song, then there is nothing wrong with it. I don’t look down upon remakes as it's more of a tribute to the classics. Also it creates a recall value for the audiences. Kala Chashma (Baar Baar Dekho) became a super hit only because the original song was very popular. At the same time, remakes should not be the flag bearer of the album. If every song is a remake then somewhere down the line we are accepting that we cannot create new melodies. One should try and enhance the song and not degrade it.