Of late, the trend of remixing old popular Bollywood songs has been on the rise. While some are of the opinion that it a good way to pay homage to the original version and promote it among the younger generation, while some are of the opinion that the originals should be left untouched. Despite such songs facing constant comparisons, Bollywood's obsession with remixes continues to stay intact.
And the latest song to join the remix bandwagon is the classic song from 'Pakeezah' (1972), 'Chalte Chalte, Yun Hi Koi Mil Gaya Tha' featuring Meena Kumari. While the original song was composed by Ghulam Mohammed and sung by none other than Lata Mangeshkar, the remixed version featuring Jacky Bhagnani and Kritika Kamra from the film 'Mitron' is sung by Pakistani singer Atif Aslam and the music composition is credited to Tanishk Bagchi.
However, the latest version of the song has not gone down well with Lata Mangeshkar who has not heard the song yet and is quite miffed with the idea of recreating a classic like 'Chalte Chalte'. Lata Mangeshkar, while talking to a publication said that she does not want to listen to the remixed song as the trend of remixing old songs saddens her. The legendary singer questioned the creativity in simply lifting acknowledged, beloved classics and shuffling the notes around. The legendary singer also questioned that with whose consent, the lyrics of the song were changed in the remixed version.
'Mitron' is a tale of a middle-class Gujarati boy played by Jackky Bhagnani who wants to make it big but is too lazy to work hard on it. His partner in crime in his misadventures are his two best friends played by Pratik Gandhi and Shivam Parekh. And just when the middle-class Gujarati family decides to get Jackky's character married off, he comes across Kritika Kamra's character who wants to start her own business. The two become good friends sharing each other's dreams and aspirations.
'Mitron' also marks the Bollywood debut of television actress Kritika Kamra who is known for her roles in shows like 'Kitani Mohabbat Hai', 'Kuch Toh Log Kahenge', 'Ek Thi Naayka' and 'Reporters'. She was last seen in 'Prem Ya Paheli - Chandrakanta'. Apart from being a common name on the small screen, Kritika Kamra has also done some great work on the web space as well.
Directed by 'Filmistaan' director Nitin Kakkar, 'Mitron' is slated to release on 14th September.
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