‘Masakali’ 2.0 hits a wrong note: AR Rahman not pleased with remake, asks fans on Twitter to listen to original number
Twitterati couldn’t help but agree with Rahman and rallied behind him in support.
While the remake received mixed reviews from the audience, Oscar-winning maestro A.R. Rahman, the brainchild behind the original ‘Masakali’ in the Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor-starrer ‘Delhi 6’, is not pleased.
Rahman sent out a tweet which did not directly address the remake, but urged the fans to listen to the original version of ‘Masakali’ from the film ‘Delhi 6’. A note was shared by the music composer, 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.”
Enjoy the original #Masakali https://t.co/WSKkFZEMB4@RakeyshOmMehra @prasoonjoshi_ @_MohitChauhan https://t.co/9aigZaW2Ac— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) 1586362696000
“Enjoy the original #Masakali”, Rahman captioned the note.
As soon as the tweet was sent out, Rahman’s fans rallied behind him in support.
@arrahman @RakeyshOmMehra @prasoonjoshi_ @_MohitChauhan ORIGINAL IS ORIGINAL SIR! ❤️— Rakshita Suresh (@suresh_rakshita) 1586362757000
@arrahman @RakeyshOmMehra @prasoonjoshi_ @_MohitChauhan Thalaivarr is angry— SudhirSrinath (@SudhirSrinath) 1586362956000
@arrahman @RakeyshOmMehra @prasoonjoshi_ @_MohitChauhan That's ARR Sawg Love You Sir ❤️— Ganesh Tarakian ™ (@NTRfanTillEnd) 1586362763000
In fact, 'Masakali' is a word that he created.
"Things created with heart and painstaking craft reach out and make a genuine difference. So when they are simply re-used with sole commercial purpose, it is indeed sad," Joshi told PTI.
‘Masakali 2.0’ is recreated by Tanishk Bagchi and sung by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon. The original song was composed by music maestro A R Rahman and sung by Mohit Chauhan. The lyrics were by Prasoon Joshi.
(With inputs from PTI)