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Masakali remix leaves Rahman unimpressed, social media goes berserk with memes, jokes

The remake of A.R. Rahman's popular song Masakali by composer Tanishk Bagchi and singers Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon was released by T-Series Wednesday.

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New Delhi: A recently released remix version of Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman’s popular song Masakali has irked many people on social media, including Rahman and lyricist Prasoon Joshi.

The original song was composed by Rahman and penned by Joshi for the 2009 movie Delhi 6, which was directed by Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra.

T-series launched the new version of the song, recreated by composer Tanishk Bagchi and singers Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon, Wednesday. The video, starring actors Siddharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria, has already garnered 19 million views is less than two days.

On Wednesday itself, Rahman took to Twitter to encourage people to listen to the original version of the song and wrote, “A team of a director, composer, and a lyricist, supported by actors, dance directors and a relentless film crew. – Lots of love and prayers.”

Joshi also expressed his dissatisfaction with Masakali 2.0 and said that it was “sad to see” an original creation being “insensitively utilised”.

Others from the music industry were also unimpressed with the remix. Composer Ankur Tewari joked that Masakali 2.0 tested positive for Covid-19.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta slammed the song and encouraged people to stop listening to these recreations. He also expressed his annoyance at the staggeringly high views on YouTube and said, “shit sells”.

Also read: One hour of Arnab shouting on Republic TV is better than one minute of Masakali remix

Memes, jokes and reactions on social media

Soon after its release, Masakali 2.0 was trending on social media but not for good reasons. The song has become fodder for many memes and jokes on social media with several people expressing their disappointment at the recreation.

Even Jaipur Police joined the fun and devised a unique punishment for those violating the coronavirus lockdown.

Most memes lauded the original composition and criticised T-Series for meddling with it.

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  1. I heard the song now and quite liked it. Not sure what the hate against Masakali 2.0 …is all about. It’s possibly boredom from the lockdown making people react so viciously to a mere song. Don’t like it…don’t listen to it. Really simple.

  2. Hello mashaakli is no grt song .its not mughleazam..compni is owner can do wht they ka achar daloge.picture kitba bakwas tha orignal utna song bhi bekar behuda..abhi new remx suno..a r raymond old sound now raat gai baat gai..let new blood flow..composer always lik kaamwali bai..aj purani kal nai butyful bhi cheap bai ..variety bai ke saath yevle chai peeo din raat..karuna bai aa gai..sab ko dhandha milenga jo paap kie hai..sab ko upar jaana hai remix suno enjai karo dance karte upar jaana..yevle ki chai peene

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