Sunday, November 30, 2014

Copyright violation - Thy name is Bollywood

Copyright violation is an issue of immense importance in every creative field, particularly more significant in filmmaking. While Holywood and other courtiers around the globe give due importance to copyright, Bollywood, in spite of many allegations of copyright infringement continues to violate copyright and daring plagiarize.

In yet another case of blunt plagiarism, Sunny Leone’s foot-tapping number, ‘Baby Doll Main Sone Di…' from RAGINI MMS 2 has been exposed to have been copied from a folk Balochi song. 

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History is packed with multiples Bollywood songs shamelessly been picked from western movies or from South Indian films or traditional folk songs. What may stun readers is that our Bollywood music directors not jut lift the tunes but interestingly are also awarded prestigious film awards like the Filmfare Award! 

The music director duo Anand-Milind who took the credit of the super hit song Akele Hai To Kya Gam Hai…. from Amir Khan’s debut movie QAYAMAT SE QAYAMAT TAK or QSQT was actually a shameless copy of ‘Return To The Alamo’ (1977) by the Shadows. 

What is most disturbing is Anand-Milind were given the country most prestigious Flimfare Best Music Director award that year!!! It may stun readers is that year while Anand-Milind, who plagiarized music was given award, the genuine music directors of repute Laxmikant-Pyarelal for TEZAAB and Rajesh Roshan for KHOON BHARI MAANG were declined the honor!