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News |  18 Apr 2019 19:12 |  By RnMTeam

We wanted to retain soul of the original song: Rochak Kohli on 'Rim Jhim Gire'

MUMBAI: Remixes and recreations of classic songs is a current trend. The trend is loved by the audience and composers too are happy to add their own touch to classic songs. The recent song added to this ever growing list is Rim Jhim Gire Sawan from the Amitabh Bachchan-Moushmi Chatterjee starrer Manzil.

With the magic of R D Burman’s music, coupled with Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshskar’s voice, the song has been recreated by Rochak Kohli and sung by Papon and Shreya Ghoshal for the upcoming movie, Music Teacher.  Commenting on the song, Rochak shares, “The idea came from the director. The need for the song in the movie is very situational. The main lead, who is a music teacher, is an R D Burman fan and this is his favorite song. Therefore, the song is justified in the movie.”

Speaking about the new version, he says, “We wanted to retain soul of the original song. Therefore, we have not changed the lyrics or the tune. Usually, when we recreate a song, we add something new like the lyrics or some new sound. For example, I recently recreated Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh and I had lot of liberty to explore and innovate, but with this song, we didn’t as the song is situational and set in the 90's.”

The song has been sung by the current queen of melody, Shreya Ghoshal and the singer with a unique voice, Papon. Rochak speaks about the choices of singers, “As I mentioned earlier, we wanted to retain the original soul of the song. The selection of singers was done on this thought. Shreya and Papon both have very unique voices. You know it instantly that your are listening to a Shreya or Papon song. They both have a lovely old world charm quality about their voices too.”

Monsoons could be a month away but this song is all you need to feel like it is already here. Listen it on the loop.