Mubarakan: Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz recreate iconic Hawa Hawa song

FP Staff

Jun,28 2017 17:19 05 IST

The makers of Mubarakan have released the teaser of 'Hawa Hawa', a revival of the iconic song from the 80s by the same name. The new song is picturised on Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz and singer Mika Singh has lent his voice to it.

Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz in a still from the song. Image from Twitter.

Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz in a still from the Mubarakan song. Image from Twitter.

The makers have released a 14 second teaser which gives us a glimpse of Kapoor enthusiastically dancing away to the music while Cruz, dressed in red, matches up to him efficiently. The song sounds like an energetic party song, with catchy beats to bop to. The full song will be released tomorrow.

It seems like remaking yesteryear's hit songs has become a significant part of the formula to a hit film. Bollywood has, in recent times, recreated some old, iconic songs in contemporary films, and the idea seems to have worked really well for some films, too. The 'Hamma Hamma' song from Ok Jaanu, 'Cheez Badi' from Machine, Badri Ki Dulhania title track, are all remixes of immensely popular songs that were originally composed made years ago.

Most people believe that the 'Hawa Hawa' song sung by Pakistani singer Hassan Jahangir is an original. Not many know that the Jahangir's rendition is actually a cover of the 1991 song 'Havar Havar' by Persian singer Kourosh Yaghmaei. Therefore, the Mubarakan song is actually a remake of a remake.

Here's the Mubarakan song teaser:

Here's Hassan Jahangir's version:

Here's Kourosh Yaghmaei's original: