“Save the industry!!! Stop buying pirated cds and dvds… buy original!!!”
In any other country I would have said “Ok fine… you made something truly awesome and original… heres my dime, yen, cents, penny, paise for your work.”
But Nah! Not Bollywood… no way… half the music of this industry is plagiarized without due mention of the original.
I know for a fact that these songs are copied:
1) Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai – Woh Lamhe
2) Yeh ishq hai – Jab We Met
3) Aao Milo Chale – Jab We Met
4) Pehli Nazar Mein – Race
5) Ya Ali – Gangster
Incidentally all the above are by Pritam; who is hailed as the most successful composer. We have qawwali, carnatic classical, Hindustani classical, tonnes of folk songs, all these to be inspired from; but no, we go to
But finally, someone seems to have won something. Ram Sampath (Music Director: Khakee) won a court case against Krazzy4 for copying his an ad jingle he’s composed for Sony Ericsson.
But am I relieved? Apparently, no.
Picture courtesy PassionforCinema.com