Amaal Mallik pays a tribute to uncle Anu Malik with Maine Tujhko Dekha


In today’s times, an album which does not have a remixed/recreated track, is a novelty. While a few of these tracks do manage to impress the listeners because of the composer putting in some effort to make them sound fresh, majority of them sound jaded and poor clones of the originals. “Maine Tujhko Dekha”, the new track from ‘Golmaal Again!!!’, borrows its hook-line from “Neend Churayi Meri”, the hit song from ‘Ishq.’ Coincidentally, both the songs feature Ajay Devgn. Another common factor between the original and the recreated track is that they have been composed by two different composers belonging to the same family. While the latter was composed by Ajay Devgn, the new song has been up together by Malik’s nephew Amaal. 
Though Amaal has a couplee of successful ‘recreations’ (“Tere Bin Kahin Lage Na” – ‘Ek Paheli Leela’, “Soch Na Sake” – ‘Airlift’, “Gulabi Aankhein 2.0” – ‘Noor’) to his credit, this is the first time he has recreated a song originally composed by uncle Anu Malik. In a recent interview, Amaal had stated that whenever he is asked to recreate an old hit number, he just borrows twenty percent of the original melody and gives it a new shape. He seems to have done that quite successfully here as “Maine Tujhko Dekha” sounds very fresh despite being derived from a song from a 90s song that is still fresh in one’s memory. The hook-line (“neend churayi meri..”) blends in seamlessly with the original tune created by Amaal. While one does not know what Malik senior things of the current trend of remixing old songs, one is quite sure that he must be happy with the way his nephew has given a new spin to his song. 


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