Love Aaj Kal Song Vs Kaminey Song
The Love Aaj Kal song Twist and the Kaminey song Dhan Te Nan are competing closely.
It’s Shahid versus Saif in the charts. And if Shahid is jiving to Vishal Bhardwaj’s Dhan te nan in Kaminey, Saif grooves to Twist in Love Aaj Kal as though there’s no tomorrow.
As far as listeners’ choice goes, Vishal’s track has a marked market edge, and Pritam has no qualms in admitting it.
“I’m the biggest Vishal Bhardwaj fan, no two ways about it. His Dhan Te Nan is awesome. I can’t stop listening to it. I wish I had composed it,” says the exuberant composer.
Says Pritam, “Never before have two dance numbers been so closely competitive in the charts. The fact that, both Vishal’s Dhan Te Nan and my Twist have an old-fashioned sub-layer just goes to prove, retro is back.”
Both tracks have a ravishing retro feel to it. While Twist has borrowed its main riff from Hemans Mukherjee’s Nagin, the main hook line in Vishal’s Dhan Te Nan sounds suspiciously similar to the opening musical interlude of Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s Hai hai yeh majboori from Manoj Kumar’s Roti Kapda Aur Makaan.
While Pritam’s Twist openly acknowledges its debt to its source material, Vishal pooh poohs the suggestion, that his Dhan Te Nan bears any resemblance to the older song.
– Music news and gossips / Subhash K Jha / Sampurn