While on one hand OK Jaanu was already garnering much criticism for its poor remake of Tamil superhit O Kadhal Kanmani, the release of its new song “The Humma Song” was a perfect icing on the cake.
The song has been ruling the chartbuster since day one, yet Twitter trends showed its impact to be pretty otherwise.
This #TheHummaSong sounds like it was composed on a Nokia 5110.
A phone made in 1998.
Where the original Humma song should have stayed!
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) December 15, 2016
Humma Humma by AR Rehman is a dish which u saw on Cookery Show
Humma Humma By Badshah is what u made at home from that recipe
— Dj (@friendlii_ghost) December 15, 2016
Pic 1: Humma Humma – A R Rahman
Pic 2: Humma Humma – Badshah
— PhD in Bak*****!! (@Atheist_Krishna) December 15, 2016
India: 2016 was rough. This year can’t get any worse!
Badshah: Hold my Beer! *raps on a Rehman song* #TheHummaSong
— Kataakshवाणी™ (@SadButRushil) December 15, 2016
And then people were kinda pissed off more with the maestro than with Badhshah himself.
After all, how could he possibly ruin his own masterpiece of the epic Bollywood hit Humma?
They made Rahman and Badshah work together to remix Humma Humma, and you thought worst of 2016 has already happened lol
— Micro-ambitious (@pal36) December 15, 2016
But hey guys, turns out, Rahman Ji’s got nothing to do with it. Because seems like, he too was equally dejected by the whole idea of revamping Humma by Badhshah’s “magical spin”.
Excerpt from his interview to Huffington Post:
I had a complete block. I categorically said ‘No’ when Karan Johar (producer, ‘Ok Jaanu’) and Shaad Ali (director) came to me with it. I said I don’t think this is a good idea. Let’s not do it. But they were convinced that Badshah could spin his magic and make it work for the younger audience. They wanted to go ahead with it. Now that the song has released, it’s apparently a big hit, so I guess they were probably right.
Umm no, they were not.
Anyway, here’s a little remedy to wash over the pain, if possibly you can.
Just on a side note, let’s spare a moment of grief for Rahman watching his song getting ruined right in front of his eyes. Ouch!