Return of the retro: Bollywood beats to remixed classics

Updated: Apr 14, 2011, 13:58 PM IST

New Delhi: A svelte Zeenat Aman swaying to the cult classic ‘Dum maro dum’ in the 1971 film ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ is part of Bollywood folklore. So is the sizzling 1980s cabaret number ‘Pyaar do, pyaar lo’, which enchanted an entire generation of cinegoers. Remixed versions of songs like these are now finding a place in Hindi movies, having struck a chord with today`s youth.

‘Pyaar do pyaar lo’ from Feroz Khan`s 1986 film ‘Jaanbaaz’ has been given a neo-age twist in Anees Bazmee`s ‘Thank You’, while saucier versions of ‘Laila O Laila’ (‘Qurbani’) and ‘Dum maaro dum’ have been remixed for upcoming films ‘Chalo Dilli’ and ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ respectively.

Actress Lara Dutta, whose debut production ‘Chalo Dilli’ features item girl Yana Gupta gyrating to the new ‘Laila O Laila’, explains the reason behind recycling old melodies.