Okay so Chikni Chameli can easily be called a superhit
number striking the right chord with the public and so is true for the Naka Muka number from The Dirty Picture but what if we tell that these hit item songs of Bollywood are copied actually! Read on to know the truth behind the marvel:
This song can be partially credited for the success of the film, which featured it-Agneepath, and so it also brought laurels for the Gogavale Duo- Ajay-Atul who are the composers of this item number. All the attention that Katrina as hot as ever as Chikni Chameli took away, covered up the fact that this song actually is ‘inspired’, rather the track is completely same as ‘Kombadi Palali’, a hit Marathi song from the film Jatra (2006). But still the music composers can’t be charged with plagiarism because even ‘Kombadi Palali’ is their own composition 😉 But what will not fail to strike is the sheer truth that such a huge hit is Hindi version of a popular Marathi song. One can now also source the lovely steps of lavani, a Marathi folk dance that Katrina does to match with the beats of Chikni Chameli.
Much before than Vidya Balan gave this song a sexy spin, it used to be a very popular song from the Tamil film ‘Kadhalil Vizhunthen’ featuring Nakul, the lead actor and sung by music director Vijay Anthony himself. It is no surprise that this song got picked up as almost an item song of Bollywood because South and the things, which are cool about it, are getting lion’s share in the Mumbai Film industry these days.
If you look at the original, you will find how dirty, The dirty Picture version actually is! Nakul with his power packed performance steals the show in original while the little jig, which Vidya does in TDP, is more scandalized than power packed! It used to be a song of the smarty-pants in Chennai until Vidya hijacked it.