By now it’s probably established and written in stone that this, right here, is the era of rehashed and reprised versions of Bollywood songs. So far we’ve seen everything from yesteryear classics to 90s superhits being rehashed with techno beats and rap verses whenever possible. And now, we’ve started rehashing songs from the early 2000s as well. While the early 2000s itself was where we saw the rise of remixed albums, there were a few original dance numbers that got us grooving. One such item song as you’d call it, was, Oh Saki Saki from Musafir.
In 2004, it was one of the most popular dance numbers that played at every party around the corner. It featured the super gorgeous Koena Mitra back then and was sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan. Now, the song is making a comeback as a rehashed version with Nora Fatehi in the new movie Batla House.
While we know Nora’s hips won’t lie, we’re not too sure about the song. Looks like Koena has the same concern as us and took to Twitter to voice it.
My song from Musafir #Saaki Saaki" has been recreated.
Sunidhi, Suhwinder, Vishal, Shekhar combination was outstanding. Didn't like the new version, it's a mess! This song had crashed many blockbusters! Why batlahouse, why?
P. S: Nora is a stunner. Hope she saves our pride.
— Koena Mitra (@koenamitra) July 13, 2019
Even Sophie Choudry seems to agree with Koena and replied to her tweet with this.
You were outstanding in that song Koena!! Nora is lovely but wish every single song wasn’t being remade.. especially when the original still sounds so amazing and fresh!! Sunidhi and Sukhiji killed it!
— Sophie C (@Sophie_Choudry) July 14, 2019
Thanks Sophie. I agree, Iconic songs shouldn't be remade.
Sunidhi and sukhiji shouldn't have been replaced… Simple. https://t.co/0xj2W8hvBk
— Koena Mitra (@koenamitra) July 14, 2019
The last rehashed song Nora had featured in – Dilbar had broken all sorts of records. And we’re sure Nora won’t disappoint this time around either. But we have to say everything from her costumes to her featuring in yet another film with John Abraham is totally giving us the Dilbar feels. We will have to wait and watch how the music video turns out.
Much like Koena, we’re super excited for Nora’s moves and slightly apprehensive about the song. We can’t help but wonder if 15 years down the line, whether we’ll have any original songs to rehash. What do you think?