Karan loves his remixes, doesn’t he? Well, he is a smart cookie, he pays attention to what works and what doesn’t, and the remixes seem to work.
This song feels like a “school function” performance, I was getting “Koi Mil Gaya” flashbacks. Or “Oh My Darling I Love You” from Mujshe Dosti Karoge. Or any number of other school function songs. Except, those had real big plot movements in them to justify the diagetic setting. I’m not seeing that from this song yet.
Oh, and I guess we should watch the original before the remix too. Kareena’s Dad Randhir and Jaya Bachchan in a bouffant, so 70s!!!! And of course it’s an RD Burman song. No dancing in the original song, which is interesting, so the dance moves in the new version are all original not remixes too. And the original song is also diegetic (that is, actually happens within the film), I think. Randhir comes off as super creepy for most of it, but then it looks like Jaya was just mad at him and forgave him at the end, so I guess it is okay. Also, does it feel like they really wanted Shammi and Sharmila but couldn’t get them so they hired Randhir and Jaya instead?
Okay, finally, with all that background, here is the real new song. So much English!