There are many copycats in the world that steal concepts outright without concern for ethical norms. The worst types of copycats are those who take the intellectual property of the original inventors without their consent and neglect to give them sufficient credit. However, there have been numerous instances in which these imitators have argued with the original authors and refused to acknowledge that they stole their ideas. Regrettably, one of the world’s largest film businesses, Bollywood, has been doing this for years, and the original creators can only watch helplessly.
In the past, when communication between Pakistan and India was poor, copycats could get away with making such obvious duplicates with ease. Due to the rise of social media, such imitations are now receiving more attention than ever before, and Bollywood is being criticised for both its lack of originality and its unethical behaviour.
Here are the five Pakistani unique concepts that India plagiarised without any consideration for their own reputation!
Dil Dil Pakistan:
Dil Dil Pakistan, is regarded as Pakistan’s second national anthem. Every Pakistani has an imprinted memory of the song, including the melody and words. This has to be the first time a national anthem has ever been plagiarised to this degree by another nation. The irony in this situation is that these two nations are considered bitter adversaries! Here is how the original song sounded; it doesn’t need an introduction, but we are including the video here for your convenience:
Here is the copy which is so convenient, change Pakistan to Hindustan and call the song your property! This is definitely the height of plagiarism.
Another popular masterpiece by the Pakistani band Junoon has recently been flagrantly plagiarised by Bollywood. It wasn’t until recently that Indian artists Arjit Singh and Jyoti Noorah performed this song, which was first made popular in Pakistan in 1997. Once more, the Indian entertainment sector marketed it as if it were a remake of their original song.
Here’s the copied version,
Kinna Sohna Tenu:
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s iconic qawwali “Kinna Sohna Tenu Rabb Ne Banaya” is one that has been heard in many parts of the world. That did not stop the Bollywood producers and composers from ruining it by giving it their own spin! Just like every other time, they took the main composition and lyrics, changed the language, added more lyrics, and perhaps thought that they had done their part and now had the rights over this composition and the lyrics!
Listen to the original version:
Here is Aamir Khan dancing on the second-rate copy!
One of those songs that most of us who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s can identify to on an entirely other level is Hawwa Hawwa by Hassan Jahangir. It was a catchy song that, more than any other he had ever performed, made Hassan Jahangir a household name. This song was plagiarised by Bollywood as well, and it appeared in the 2017 movie Mubarakan. Several Indians claimed that even the original song was not original, but the truth is that Hassan Jahangir’s song was fairly popular in India, thus it was copied as usual without paying any acknowledgment to the original author.
Here’s the copy:
Boohey Barian is another song by the popular and talented singer Hadiqa Kiyani which had been in the news lately because it was yet again copied by an Indian composer and singer. Hadiqa Kiyani confronted the singer as well but got an explanation which went to show that these musicians do not just copy blatantly but also do not admit that they copy when they are confronted.
Here’s the Indian version:
If you thought Bollywood might have learnt their lesson, you’re wrong. When it comes to plagarised music, the list goes on.