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Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - An­juri Na­yar Singh an­juri. na­yar@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Re­makes, spin-offs and re­jigged ver­sions. No, we are not talk­ing about Bol­ly­wood films. Film­mak­ers are now opt­ing for se­quels and re­makes of older songs for their projects.

Ac­tor Kan­gana Ra­naut’s Sadi Gali from Tanu Weds Manu (2011) be­came Mari Gali in Tanu Weds Manu Re­turns while Bezubaan in Remo D’Souza’s ABCD (2013) got a new twist in ABCD 2 with Bezubaan Phir Se. Ab­hishek Bachchan’s next film, All Is Well, also has a re­freshed ver­sion of Mere Hum­sa­far from the 1988 hit, Qaya­mat Se Qaya­mat Tak (QSQT). “I re­ally wanted a nice jour­ney song in the film. Mithoon, who com­posed the song, sug­gested that we re­tain the mukhda from the QSQT ver­sion. I think peo­ple will re­late to it well. It also acts as a re­call value for some,” says Umesh Shukla, the di­rec­tor of All Is Well.

How­ever, Aanand L Rai, who di­rected Tanu Weds Manu points out: “We all want our films to do well com­mer­cially. So of­ten, out of in­se­cu­rity, we in­duce nos­tal­gia by putting in older hit songs in the films.” Ac­tors, too, are com­ing out with un­plugged ver­sions to pro­mote their films. While Alia Bhatt’s Samjhawan added to Humpty Sharma Ki Dul­ha­nia’s pro­mo­tions, Shrad­dha Kapoor crooned Gal­liyan for Ek Vil­lian, and Bezubaan Phir se for ABCD 2.

Trade an­a­lyst Atul Mo­han says, “If a song has done well, there is no prob­lem in chang­ing its treat­ment. It takes lesser time to make these songs pop­u­lar and that works for the mak­ers,” he says.

We want our films to do well com­mer­cially. So of­ten, out of in­se­cu­rity, we in­duce nos­tal­gia by putting in older hit songs in the films

—Aanand L Rai, film­maker

Left: The up­com­ing film All Is Well (L) has bor­rowed a song from (be­low) Qaya­mat Se Qaya­mat Tak (1988); Right: Shrad­dha Kapoor lent her voice to some un­plugged tracks from her films Left: a still from Tanu Weds Manu

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