Mumbai (JPN/Bureau): Trend of altering compositions of old hit songs has now caught the fancy of Bollywood. Old hits, which became hugely popular at the time of their release, are being constantly imparted fresh energy and are being presented in a new form for new age listeners.

The latest song to come in this category is ‘Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana’. The song is originally from the 1975 film Pratigya which starred Hema Malini and Dharmendra. The song is still popular and its music was given by Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant Pyarelal. The same song has been re-composed with added charm and pace for Samir Karnik’s film Yamla Pagla Deewana.

It was once again picturised on Dharmendra, the only difference being that the number has now been categorized as an item song.

There are several other films where audiences will get to see more of these remixes like Rohan Sippy’s Dum Maro Dum, where the music has been composed by Pritam and Kangana Ranaut and Madhavan starrer Tanu weds Manu which has the song track ‘Kajra Mohobbat Wala’, taken from the 1964 film Kismat. However, the song has reportedly been taken as it is in the movie.

The other songs which have been remixed successfully include ‘Piya Tu Ab Tu Aaja’ in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, ‘Khayike Paan Banaras Wala’ and ‘Ye Mera Dil’ in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Don which was a remake of 1978 film Don, ‘Apni toh Jaise Taise’ in Sajid Khan’s Housefull and so on.

It has even happened that a movie fails to create magic at the box office but still its songs, new versions of old hits, gain popularity like ‘Sabse Bada Rupaiya’ in Abhishek Bachchan starrer Bluff Master.

No matter what, the audiences still love listening to these songs even if they are in a new format.

Apart from films, the singers keep modifying or converting old hits for their private albums by adding or subtracting audio components while retaining the original lyrics. This proves that there are some songs which are evergreen and the audiences are immensely fond of them.