Does ‘Chikni Chameli’ have the fire of the original Marathi ‘Kombdi palali’?

Thu, December 22, 2011 2:56pm UTC by 8 Comments
Does ‘Chikni Chameli’ have the fire of the original Marathi ‘Kombdi palali’?

Katrina Kaif’s killer jhatkas in Chikni Chameli have certainly raised the hot-quotient of item numbers. The song is making waves for its wild choreography, catchy tune and Katrina’s delectable midriff. But Chikni Chameli somehow lacks the tempo of the original Marathi song Kombdi palali which was created by the same music composer duo, Ajay-Atul

When they reworked their famous Marathi number Kombdi palali (chicken’s on the run!) from the film Jatra and converted it into Chikni Chameli for Agneepath, music composer Ajay-Atul knew that this track too would become an instant chartbuster. In fact, when Karan Johar, producer of Agneepath, heard the original song, he wanted something similar for the Priyanka Chopra-Hrithik Roshan starrer and so had the song customised in a new Hindi avatar from Ajay-Atul. Just a week after its release, Chikni Chameli has become a rage courtesy Katrina’s raunchy moves and pelvic thrusts. But when compared with the fiery and high-octane original Kombdi, Katrina’ Chikni lacks the peppy spirit and there’s hardly any innovation to the song. In terms of presentation Chikni has very raw and rustic appeal and is shot really well. The song is zippy and Katrina explodes on the screen! You don’t want to take your eyes off her tummy and jiggling bosom as she lures her audience in…off and on screen. Kombdi palali gives you an instant adrenaline rush, but in terms of aesthetic appeal Chikni certainly scores high. The original song was sung by Aika Dajeeba-fame singer Vaishali Samant, while the voice behind Chikni Chameli is the usually more sedate and classically-inclined Shreya Ghoshal and is choreographed by ace choreographer Ganesh Acharya. Now watch the video and tell us if Katrina’s Chikni Chameli has matched the foot-tapping magic of Kombdi palali or does it simply chicken out when pitched against the original Kombdi?

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  • TarsonHunterzzzzz

    I love u kat….hila ke rakh diya tumne ummmmmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • ankit pandey

    hay im ankit pandey
    Kaas kuch log sochna bhol jaye
    Kam se kam jab hum kuch ney kar sakte to dusre koy bole hit movis my didi katrina new movìs 2012

  • Durgesh

    Not at all….The original is way too awesome then this duplicate

    • Durgesh

      Doesn’t matter, poora movie duplicate hai to gana kaise original ho sakta hai. Bollywood has lost its creativity. Chorike gaane aur churayee hui story……

  • ding dong

    shreya did much better job than original marathi. s the marathi version sounds junglee with reasonably agly voice of baishali. the tune got rite treament in shreays voice …

  • km

    Having heard and ‘watched’ the original song a b8r one should appeal more to the ears and eyes. This one doesn’t. And here’s why- original choreography was raw, but to say this one has aesthetic appeal?? I beg to differ. Neither does the energy emulate itself in the new version. One reason could be the style of singing- Shreya may hav a b8r voice but the point of peppiness is clearly upheld. That naughty, raw style suitable for a catchy item song lacks. Tempo is clearly lagging. But overall, it is a good attempt, no doubt…

  • ruba rai

    katrina did uch better than original, this 1 is better

  • mg

    your mind is working properly dear katrina kaif your success is my success i hope your next movies also hit when your next movies is i give tea party in thaba


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