Chull, Fazilpuria Feat. BadshahReimagined for: Kapoor & Sons (2016) Kar Gayi Chull, the updated version of this 2014 song was viewed a staggering 75 million times on YouTube, quickly making it one of 2016’s biggest hits. Taken from Fazalpuria’s hit independent single Chull, featuring rapper Badshah, the song does the work of an item number (albeit a millennial version of it) in the movie, whose cast included Rishi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan.
Rock Tha Party, Bombay RockersReimagined for: Rocky Handsome (2013) This smash hit, courtesy Bombay Rockers, was reimagined in Rocky Handsome starring John Abraham in a pivotal role. If you’re in your late 20s or 30s, chances are you will have played this song on full volume when it played on the radio or at a friend’s house party back in college. It was a huge hit in 2003, and 13 years later the remix was released and received with the same amount of fanfare. Like this article? Also read: 'Raga Bhairav Works Well On The Dance Floor' - An Interview With DJ Nishant
Khoya Khoya Chand, Kala BazarReimagined for: Shaitaan (2011) Taking an old song and adding a few new beats and faces to it in one thing, taking an old song and giving it a whole new spin is entirely another. When the new Khoya Khoya Chand (remixed by Mikey McCleary, sung by Suman Sridhar) released, it became a surprise hit, thanks to the foot-tapping beats and stunning visuals. It’s an underrated song, but if there’s one that deserves a special listen from this list, it’s this one.
Aapka Kya Hoga Janabe Ali, LaawarisReimagined for: Housefull (2010) A remix of Kishore Kumar’s Apne Toh Jaise Taise from Laawaris (1981), this song, featuring a very svelte Jacqueline Fernadez, became a huge hit when it released. The makers threw in a few extra lyrics, loads of feisty dance moves, a line-up of big stars, flashy visuals and of course an element of nostalgia. The updated song was also a winner.
Bachna Ae Haseeno, Hum Kisise Kum NaheenReimagined for: Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) It was probably a well-planned move to have Ranbir Kapoor shaking a leg to Rishi Kapoor’s hit 70’s song, Bachna Ae Haseeno. Complete with vintage outfits, extravagant sets and hot women, the song was an ode to the father from the son.
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