Total Dhamaal's first song “Paisa Yeh Paisa” inspired from 1980 film, Karz has been released. The number has been recreated by Gourov-Roshin and buzzed by Dev Negi, Subhro Ganguly, and Arpita Chakraborty. Kunwar Juneja has written the new lyrics.
Like the original song, it is also shot on a stage. Well, the number does have a touch of originality when it comes to the lyrics and beats. What works against it is the rather tacky picturization. You long for Madhuri Dixit to come on stage.
And boy, she does not look like a million bucks in that high slit red sparkling gown and the blue outfit. When you see her perform, you know what you're missing in the current crop in terms of expressions and grace. Madhuri is brilliant and so is Anil Kapoor whose zany side comes out well. We also loved Sanjay Mishra who comes at the end.
In one shot, he is a scene-stealer.
Coming to the song itself, it looks like it will take some time to catch on with the audience. The rhythm is lively and the wordings are also fun but somehow Paisa Yeh Paisa does not fit it as seamlessly we had hoped it would. But it is surely better than some of the recent remakes we have seen. We feel the song won't appeal to the older generation as the original one had brilliant orchestration, which was the highlight of Laxmikant-Pyarelal's music.
The original song Paisa Yeh Paisa featured in the 1980 film, Karz. It was sung by Kishore Kumar, and the lyrics were written by the late lyricist Anand Bakshi. The composers were Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The song featured Rishi Kapoor dancing on a stage. It was the first song of the film and the credits rolled along with it.
The new version of Paisa Yeh Paisa is also shot on a stage and we see the team co-ordinating in blue, gold, silver and glittering metallic hues. Karz was a huge hit musically with numbers like Dard-E-Dil, Om Shanti Om and Main Solah Baras Ki. So, while Paisa Yeh Paisa was a hit, it is somewhat unknown amongst the new generation.
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