Giving a Punjabi tadka to almost every song has become a new trend now. In the upcoming film ‘Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi’, the song ‘Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu’ has been recreated but with a Punjabi touch. The original black and white song was from the film ‘Howrah Bridge’ and featured Helen and Ashok Kumar.
Let’s talk about the original song first, we, the generation of today, may not have seen the video of the song but we surely know which song it is because we have seen our parents or grandparents croon it. We remember that version of the song, the original, simple, peppy and fun version of it. Now, in ‘Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi’ the song may be peppy and have the Punjabi beats which will make us want to groove, but the Punjabi touch to it is just not what we wanted.
In the ‘Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi’ version, we are just seconds into the song and we are already disappointed. The Punjabi beats perfectly sink into the song but, no, that’s not the memory we have of the song. The song is sung by Jassie Gill and Sonakshi Sinha, the music is given by Sohail Sen and the lyrics and rap portions are written by Mudassar Aziz. In the song we see the actors, Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Sheirgill, Jassie Gill and Piyush Mishra do the Punjabi steps too; we aren’t complaining about that.
We are open to recreation of songs, sure, but not in this manner, please.
“Hello mundiyan how do you do?” (this is a line in the song). We’re not doing fine, but thanks for asking.
You can check the original song below and thank us later:
Also let us know which song did you like better, the latest one or the original?