Bollywood has been under a lot of scrutiny in the last year, and despite boycott trends leaving star-studded casts and actors trolled left, right and center for roles, there have been several hits at the box office. In fact, the Bollywood music industry wasn’t far behind, either, especially when it came to being criticized for mindlessly remaking old songs into new ones.
As audiences have expressed clear opposition to tweaking old and iconic songs, we’ve come across songs from the past that were in fact blatantly copied from existing songs (if not official remakes). I got it!
This is a list of Pritam songs whose music is clearly “inspired” by existing songs.
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1) Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
The popular song featuring one of Ranbir Kapoor’s most compelling and heartbreaking performances was actually picked up from Muse’s song ‘The 2nd Law: Isolated System’.
Old but notable song Ada from the movie garam masala Starring John Abraham and Akshay Kumar, the song was actually taken from Amr Diab’s Turkish song “Ana”.
3) Peri Nazar Mine
Remember this love song from the movie RaceVoiced by Atif Aslam, this song has become the definition of love for many of us millennials. After all, it was “inspired” by Kim Hyun-seop’s Korean song “Saranghaeyo.”
4) Ya Ali
Inspirational songs from popular movies gangster It seems to have been taken from Guitarra’s “Ya Ghaly” released in 2002.
Iconic Bollywood movie title track Doom It’s not even that original after all. It is advertised as being a mix of Jesse Cooke’s “Mario Takes a Walk” and Turkish singer Amr Diab’s “Enta Ma Ortesh Ray”.
6) Dill Mine Baji Guitar
Remember this song featuring Ritesih Deshmukh. apna sapna money money? Picked up from the song “Sheola Shaila” by the Miami Band.
7) Kya Mujae Pia High
This romantic song from the 2006 movie wow ramhe Eerily similar to and inspired by Peterpan’s (2005) “Tak Bisakah”.
8) Zara Zara Touch Me
Katrina Kaif is Race It was the definition of sexy for most of us while growing up.
another masterpiece of cinema E Dil Hai Mushkir It is believed to be a quote from the song “Last Resort” by Papa Roach. Can you believe it?