AR Rahman, the musical wizard from South or rather Mozart from Chennai, as he is lovingly called, seems to be in a mood for recreating his old songs, something he has never done in his career before. His popular song from Bombay, Humma Humma, find itself in a new skin in OK Jaanu’s soundtrack, that has been recreated by Badshah and Tanishk Bagchi. However the song found mixed reactions when it appeared online first, with some liking the created elements, while the others found the inclusion of Badshah’s rap in the song quite an unnecessary addition. Anyway, the song finds itself at the top of the musical charts.
Now AR Rahman is reinventing another popular song of his, not for a movie, but for his stint in MTV Unplugged, a show that has popular musicians perform on their songs that are played purely on acoustic arrangements. The song in question is Urvasi Urvasi from the movie Kadhalan, that made Prabhu Dheva a huge star, and was later dubbed into Hindi as Humse Hai Muqabla. AR Rahman had informed us of this development on Facebook at the start of December, while asking for new lyrics. The post read like this, ‘Dear friends, I’m trying to rearrange ‘Take it Easy Urvasi’ for a performance and wish to update the Charanams. Feel free to contribute.. Of course please do leave out and avoid any reference to Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump or the currency situation for now and try to come up with something interesting & humorous in the same scaling of the original Tamil version..’
Now MTV has released the single, and surprisingly it has references to Donald Trump (Ainooru ruba sellama pona, take it easy policy – If the Rs. 500 note becomes useless, take it easy policy) and demonetisation policy (Donald Trump president aana, take it easy policy – If Donald Trump becomes president, take it easy policy). Watch the video here…
Remember when A.R. Rahman crowdsourced new lyrics from YOU guys for a reimagined version of his classic, Urvasi Urvasi? Well, HERE IT IS! And it is GENIUS. #YouSawItHereFirst#RSBarrelSelect #MakeItPerfect #MTVUnplugged
Posted by MTV India on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Thankfully, the new version is not bad as the Humma Humma recreation and is actually quite fun to listen to. In fact, many are labelling it as new anthem of 2017. So what do you think? Did you love the new version of Urvasi Urvasi?