No Shortcuts, Says AR Rahman in Response to ‘Masakali 2.0’

Music composer AR Rahman seems underwhelmed by the newly released track ‘Masakali 2.0’. In response to the rejigged single, the music composer tweeted a link to the original composition, ‘Masakali’, an iconic song he had created for Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra’s film Delhi-6 in 2009.

‘Masakali 2.0’ has been mixed by Tanishk Bagchi, and sung by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon. Prasoon Joshi has written fresh lyrics for the song, expect the word ‘Masakali’. The video of the song stars Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria.

“Enjoy the original #Masakali,” wrote Rahman alongside the link to the video of the original. He also shared a picture, with the text that 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.”

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Masakali 2.0 has come in for criticism on social media for ruining the original track in all departments.

The original track starred Sonam Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan. The film also Waheeda Rehman, Om Puri and Ajay Kulkarni.

In a interview with Mumbai Mirror, Tara said that the song is “catchy” despite “being a midtempo tune.” Her co-star Sidharth Malhotra added that the creative team’s decision to shoot indoors is relevant during the lockdown.

With inputs from: Mumbai Mirror

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