Total Dhamaal makers are facing flack over recreating the iconic song Mungda. Another song Paisa Yeh Paisa has also been rehashed for the multi-starrer comedy directed by Indra Kumar but Helen starrer dance number didn’t go down well with many. The rehashed version of Mungda has been picturised on Sonakshi Sinha and crooned by Jyotica Tangri, Shaan, and Subhro Ganguly. The track has been re-arranged by Gourov-Roshin with additional lyrics penned by Kunwar Juneja.
The 1978 song from the film Inkaar has been originally sung by Usha Mangeshkar whereas lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri and music by Rajesh Roshan. As per a report in Deccan Chronicle, the original creators are quite unpleased with the latest version. The Mangeshkar sisters have objection against remixes in general. While Usha Mangeshkar found such ‘ripping off’ her songs incorrect, her sister Lata Mangeshkar is unhappy as no one sought their consent.
Usha Mangeshkar said, ”Our songs were created after a great deal of thought and they were done with sensitivity and care. To rip them off in this arbitrary manner is not correct.” Lata Mangeshkar further added, “We are not asked if we approve or not. No one seeks our consent before using our songs. Is that right?” Music composer Rajesh Roshan feels that the current lot of filmmakers have lost confidence in creating fresh songs. “I think there is less of inspiration and more of perspiration in the music industry. The filmmakers have lost confidence in creating new songs,” he said.
On a related note, Total Dhamaal is a madcap starring Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Sanjay Mishra, and others in pivotal roles. The film, which is the third instalment of hit Dhamaal franchise is slated to release on February 22 this year.