While the remaking and remix of old songs has been a trend in Bollywood for the past few years, the results are not always welcoming. ‘Humma Humma’ became a rage when it came out in the 1995 movie ‘Bombay’ featuring Arvind Swamy and Manisha Koirala. The original track, which was composed by AR Rahman, has been recreated by Tanishk and Badshah.
The Humma song is sung by Jubin Nautiyal and Tanishk, and features a rap from Badshah. The remix has got mixed reactions from the audience but Remo Fernandes, the singer of the original track, is obviously not quite happy with the new one.
“There is nothing wrong in doing new versions of existing songs, as long as one brings something new to the table. It can be something plus, or at least something different. This version of Humma Humma, I am afraid, brings neither. It is but a pale, insipid version of the original. Vocally, instrumentally and arrangements-wise, it seems to be a hurried, uninspired job,” Remo Fernandez was quoted in a Mid-Day report.
Not only this, ever since the song was released the Twitterati can’t stop joking about it, expressing the disappointment with the song.
Here’s the original song:
Which one do you like better?