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Pritam rehashes 'Hare Krishna Hare Ram' for Commando 2


The essence of the original has been retained, but Gourov-Roshin and Pritam have introduced new peppy beats and the mukhda starts with a rap (just like the original). It takes a while to note the familiar tune from Bhool Bhulaiyaa.

Mayur Lookhar

The current trend of rehashing old musical work doesn't seem to be dying down soon. After Rajesh Roshan rehashed a couple of classics in Kaabil, music director Pritam has done the same for Commando 2.

The music director has pulled out the Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) title track and reworked it for the Vidyut Jammwal-starrer Commando 2. As it happened with Kaabil, the music director duo of Gourov-Roshin are at the helm again recreating the Bhool Bhulaiyaa track, and have rechristened it as 'Hare Krishna Hare Ram'.

The essence of the original has been retained, but Gourov-Roshin and Pritam have introduced new peppy beats and the mukhda starts with a rap (just like the original). It takes a while to note the familiar tune from Bhool Bhulaiyaa.

The original song was penned by Sameer, while the new 'Hare Krishna Hare Ram' is the creation of Kumaar, who has written lyrics to compliment the rap.

Neeraj Shridhar and American rapper Wiz Khalifa had crooned the original. The new version can't match the original, but the trio of Armaan Malik, Ritika and rapper Raftaar have managed to create a version of their own. Three starkly different voices, but they all gel perfectly to the various beats.

The choreography too matches the different genres of music in the track. Dancing is not quite hunk Jammwal’s forte, but the action hero has made an earnest effort to get out of his comfort zone. From break-dance to hip-hop, Jammwal certainly does well to move his bulky frame. Adah Sharma stands out purely for her intoxicating looks, easily overshadowing Esha Gupta.

In a nutshell, though a rehash, Pritam and Gourov-Roshin have recreated a peppy track that is likely to have widespread appeal.

Watch the new 'Hare Krishna Hare Rama':