Fukrey Returns new song Mehbooba, a re-boot of Mohd Rafi's classic
After four long years, the Fukrey gang is back to wow the audience again. After the much-loved trailer of their sequel ‘Fukrey Returns’, the makers have released a new song from the film titled ‘Mehbooba’ featuring all four fukras of the gang - Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh and Ali Fazal. The song is a cringe-worthy version of Mohammed Rafi’s classic ‘O Meri Mehbooba' from the 1977 film Dharam Veer, featuring Dharmendra and Zeenat Aman.
The rebooted song ‘Mehbooba’ is sung by Neha Kakkar and Yasser Desai and composed by Prem and Hardeep, who had composed 'Kala Chashma' for Nitya Mehra's Baar Baar Dekho which proved to be a hit at box office. However, 2017 has seen many remixes and reboots where makers had ruthlessly loan songs from the past.
A young, dashing Dharmendra wooing his angry love interest Zeenat Aman in Dharam Veer with the song 'O Meri Mehbooba' won much praise from the audience. In 2017, there is no Mehbooba in the song. Only foreigners smoking hukka or drinking liquor and the fukra boys singing to woo a girl in the nightclub.
However, the reboot version has only used the catchphrase from the original song, rest of the song remains original. Many reboots have worked with the audience this year, starting from ‘Tamma Tamma’ from Badrinath Ki Dulhania to Oonchi hai building from Judwaa 2. But we still have to wait to see the response to this remix.