Sridevi’s iconic dance number Hawa Hawai from Mr.India is all set to be recreated by Tanishk Bagchi for the Vidya Balan starrer Tumhari Sulu. The new version of the song will be picturised on Vidya Balan and her co-star in the film, Neha Dhupia. Tumhari Sulu is debutant director Suresh Triveni’s first venture who is a well known name in the ad world and the film is touted to be in the comedy-drama genre.
Vidya Balan, a self confessed Sridevi fan, will be seen in the film as a simple and cheerful housewife, Sulochana (Sulu) who lands a job as a radio jockey (RJ) on a late night show on the radio. Neha Dhupia plays the role of her boss where as actor Manav Kaul plays Vidya’s husband. According to the director, music is an important component of the film and their intent with the recreation of the song is to pay a tribute to the chartbuster number and maintain its charm while giving it a contemporary twist.
Tanishk Bagchi, who made his debut with the ‘Banno’ song in Tanu weds Manu Returns and has since then given us various hits like ‘The Humma Song’, Tamma Tamma again, the title track of Badrinath ki Dulhaniya, Tu cheez badi hai mast, to name a few, has been entrusted with the responsibility to recreate this iconic track. The makers have decided to stick to the original singer’s voice which was Kavita Krishnamurthy’s. The song will be choreographed by Rajeev Surti and is planned on being shot somewhere in mid-June.
The film which is described as a ‘slice-of-life’ film is being produced by T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment and is slated for release worldwide on December 1.
So, while remixed and rehashed versions of yesteryear hits have become a norm these days with people divided in their opinions on them, here is hoping the Hawa Hawai recreation doesn’t spoil the charm of the original and pays a true tribute to it.