Remaking an old track is growing into a norm for T-Series, but it looks like authorities like Jaipur Police are getting fed up with the trend that they’re using the latest remake, ‘Masakali’ as a punishment for lockdown violators.
Unless you’re in the know, T-Series recently dropped a redux of AR Rahman’s evergreen composition, ‘Masakali,’ produced by Tanishk Bagchi, and features Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria in the music video. Two days into its release, and remake garnered 19 million views on YouTube.
However, thousands of followers commented against reviving the Delhi 6 classic saying it’s “pathetic,” “demolished” and “a crime against humanity.” Some followers went to the extent of creating reaction videos, and you could probably imagine what they’d be like! Not to mention the dislikes feature on the official video, clicked by a whopping 258,000 users.
Jaipur Police imposing a ‘Masakali 2.0’ punishment for lockdown violators
With ‘Masakali 2.0’ gaining notoriety on the internet, it was only fitting for Jaipur Police to take advantage of the infamy as a hilarious punishment for quarantine violators in the wake of Coronavirus. Anyone caught “unnecessarily roaming outside” will be kept in a room and hear the track “on loop.”
Even AR Rahman is upset with the remake
Not much has changed in the music industry of late, with a plethora of remakes conquering radio stations. Many of the tracks, as you might know, were originally created by AR Rahman. The music mogul shared a message expressing his disappointment over reviving ‘Masakali, encouraging fans to “enjoy the original.” Check it out:
(Featured photograph credit: T-Series)