AR Rahman, Prasson Joshi diss Masakali 2.0; here's what they said about the "SiTara" starrer
After T-Series released the remix of Rahman and Prasoon Joshi's 2009 hit 'Masakali', netizens have been up in arms against the new version. Now the makers too have come out condemned the cash-grab.
On wednesday AR Rahman's 2009 superhit 'Masakali' became the latest victim of T-Series' ongoing quest to ruin classic songs. While the original was composed by Rahman and penned by Prasoon Joshi for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Delhi-6, the abomination with the suffix 2.0 has been arranged, remixed and even written by designated butcher Tanishq Bagchi.
Ever since the pointless Masakali 2.0 has been released, it is receiving flak from the fans of the original on Twitter. Now even Rahman has taken a dig at the fruitless frankenstein a.k.a Masakali 2.0.
Taking to Twitter, the Oscar-winner shared the link to his song and wrote, "Enjoy the original."
Along with the link, he also tweeted a statement which read, "No short cuts, properly commissioned, sleepless nights, writes and re-writes. Over 200 musicians, 365 days of creative brainstorming with the aim to produce music that can last generations. A team of a Director, a Composer and a Lyricist supported by actors, dance directors and a relentless film crew. - Lots of love and prayers A.R. Rahman (sic)."
This just shows the plight of original artists who put so much effort into creating songs which sound unique and original.
Even lyricst Prasoon Joshi took to the social media site to criticise the remix. He said, "It's sad to see our original creation being insensitively utilised". He even questioned the conscience of T-Series who hold the rights to the song and approved the abomination.
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
Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra wrote, "#Delhi6 the movie & it’s songs created with so much Luv & passion , let’s save the original creations for generations to come. #saynotoRemixes (sic)."
Famous lyricst and singer Swanand Kirkire too condemned on the remix with the meme of a fallen pigeon and termed it "Masakali massacred".
While the original song plays on the metaphor of a carefree pigeon of the same name whilst drawing parallels with Sonam Kapoor's chirpy Bittu from Delhi-6 (2009), this disgraceful rehash cares about no metaphor and openly flaunts it's ambition to get views on the back of the original's popularity.
But this is hardly half the story. The song clearly exists to serve the music video. The all-important video has Student of the Year alumni and once-rumoured beaus Siddharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria intentionally resemble their insufferable characters from the outrageous 'Marjaavaan'.
While the netizens are angry with this needless remix, it also exposes how T-Series is hell-bent on milking classics with some "party beats" and a music video featuring struggling but hot stars like Siddharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria.
Watch the original here: