Review on Masakali 2.0 has been noted. It is seen that A R Rahman is upset over Masakali 2.0. Unhappy with the recreation of his song Masakali, A R Rahman has asked fans to listen to the original track. He said that his team did put in a lot of hard work and sleepless nights in composing it.
The old track ” Masakali 2.0 ” is featured in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s 2009 film Delhi 6, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor.
The new track is penned by Prasoon Joshi and sung by Mohit Chauhan. The track’s music video features Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria. Bhushan Kumar’s T-series recently launched the remixed version of the song with composer Tanishq Bagchi and singers Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon. As of now there are no comments from T-series as well as Bagchi. Neither the media had any comments of Sonam Kapoor and Mohit Chauhan as of now.
Rahman posted a brief statement on Twitter, saying he never took ‘short cuts’ in his career and urged other musicians to do the same. ‘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,’ the master of music Rahman wrote.
Rahman also posted a link to the original song in the tweet, reading, ‘#Masakali Enjoy the original’.
Mehra was more direct in his criticism, saying that the recreated Masakali track will ‘damage’ the ‘eardrums’ of listeners.
Though Sonam Kapoor and Mohit Chauhan are yet to their break silence on the recreated song, the actor and the singer shared Rahman’s tweet on their respective Twitter handles.
The team of the original song also found support from film-maker Hansal Mehta, who termed the remixed version of Masakali as ‘awful and ear shattering’. Also there are mani memes which are shared all around the media. Although this is not the first time that Rahman’s songs have been recreated. Earlier this year, the Varun Dhawan-starrer Street Dancer 3D featured a remixed version of Rahman’s cult classic track Muqabla.