Ever since Masakali 2.0 has released, it’s been on the headlines for all the wrong reasons. T-series recently launched the revamped version of A. R. Rahman‘s song Masakali from the Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor starrer Delhi-6. And since then, the song has been garnering a lot of attention but not for good reasons. Netizens are, in fact, sheerly disappointed with this new version. They took to Twitter to express their views and trolled the makers for ruining the hit song.
The makers of the original song took to their social media to show their dismay towards the revamped version. The director of the movie Delhi-6 Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra also showed his complete disapproval towards the song and he tweeted —
— Rakeysh Mehra (@RakeyshOmMehra) April 9, 2020
A.R. Rahman, the magic behind the iconic song also took to his Twitter to share his view. The composer, singer and music producer subtly put out what it took and how much time it took to compose the song. He accompanied the post with a caption that said Enjoy the original with the song’s link attached to it.
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) April 8, 2020
All songs written for #Delhi6 including #Masakali close to heart,sad to see when original creation of @arrahman @prasoonjoshi_ &singer @_MohitChauhan insensitively utilised. Upto the conscience of @Tseries. Hopefully the fans will stand for originality. @RakeyshOmMehra
— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) April 8, 2020
Mohit Chauhan who sung the song told PTI:
I heard the song. But it doesn’t sound like Masakali. So they could’ve called it something else. But to say it’s Masakali and then ride on the name of the song to make something else… If you make a new Sholay and then add anything to it, it ruins the experience of the original.
The original track, that released in 2009, was crooned by Mohit Chauhan and penned by Prasoon Joshi. The remix stars Tara Sutaria and Siddharth Malhotra. The song has been sung by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon and composed by Tanishk Bagchi. The music video has garnered over 22 million views on Youtube.