Remixes are in these days. Some time back, it was the turn of Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast from the superhit 90s film Mohra starring Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon that was remixed for a film. Unfortunately it failed to create a ripple. Now, another song from the same film – the rain song Tip Tip Barsa Paani – which shows a sexy Raveena Tandon dancing with abandon in a flimsy yellow sari, is being remixed for a film. This time, the original star Akshay Kumar is starring in it, with Katrina Kaif. But not everyone is happy. By claiming all the credit for the chartbuster Tip Tip Barsa Paani from the 1994 hit Mohra, Akshay Kumar seems to have offended a lot of elements, some of them associated with the original song.
While Raveena Tandon’s fans are up in arms on the social media, Alka Yagnik who sang with such sincere sensuality for Raveena in the number has now come out strongly against the remix of Tip Tip Barsa Paani, which was one of Ms Yagnik’s biggest hits in her career.
Speaking to this writer Alka lashed out at horrific trend of remixes. “What can I say? I am thoroughly disgusted. They are tampering with all the evergreens and popular songs... ruining them. It is just so shameful. Our past hit songs are being remixed to suit bar lounges and clubs, for young people to dance to.”
Alka feels this derivative desecration is a sign of the diminishing creative abilities of music composers. “Achhey original tunes banaa nahi paatey hain. Therefore already superhit songs ko bigaadtey hain, aur phir kehtey hain ki hit ho gaya!!! Arrey woh toh pehle se hee hit thha,tabhi toh aapne choose kiya hai!!!(They can’t compose good original songs. They therefore old superhit songs and then claim they’ve made hits. Those songs were hits from earlier that’s why you chose them).”
Alka feels happy she doesn’t have to participate in this rig(ged)marole. “I’m glad I came into the industry earlier, at least I got to sing some beautiful songs. Aaj ke daur mein sab chalta hai (nowadays everything goes). Hopeless! From the 60s to now, what a downfall!”
Watch the video for the original Tip Tip Barsa Paani here: