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29 Jan

Bollywood’s assault on iconic songs continues with Poster Lagwa Do

Luka Chuppi

Bollywood is facing a serious dearth of fresh compositions resulting in a trend to remix ’90s hit tracks. Last we heard Simmba’s Aankh Maray which almost ruined the original featuring Arshad Warsi.



Now, yet another song Poster Lagwa Do from the film Luka Chuppi has hit the airwaves which is a remake of Akshay Kumar’s popular song Ye Khabar Chapwa Do Akhbar Mein from the 1997 film Aflatoon.

Sung by Mika Singh and Sunanda Sharma, Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon have danced in the video which has its comedic moments. The composition is not impressive but it seems the lyrics fit aptly into the situational romantic comedy.

 

Poster Lagwa Do from Luka Chuppi

 

The song might take you on a nostalgic trip for many reasons. Firstly, being a Khiladi Kumar’s song, it was inevitable to miss Akshay while listening to it. Hence, just a day before the release, Kartik posted a video on Instagram featuring him and Kriti Sanon along with Akshay.

 

 

However, for Pakistanis the song brings back fond memories of the golden era of pop music. Even Akshay’s ‘original’ had several similarities in the tune and the composition which was essentially taken from Saleem Javed’s Jugni.

 

Ye Khabar Chapwa Do Akhbar Mein from Aflatoon

 

Jugni was released in 1994 and it had an English rap done by one of the Benjamin Sisters. You can also see Urmila Matondkar doing a rap in the beginning of the Indian version.

Here’s Saleem Javed’s Jugni. Let us know which one do you like the most.

 

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Syeda Zehra

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute. A journalist by profession, the writer has a penchant for films, fashion and music.

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