We all know that music puts the ‘ear’ in ‘heart’. Great music shouldn’t be restricted to only one community just because of the language barrier. Fuck, I just gave Pritam Da a really good excuse for copying more music from foreign lands.

Anyways, the blame game for copying music is not something new and has been going on for a long time. Some music directors have copied each and everything while some have cleverly used chunks from the foreign songs. Let’s look at some popular songs accused of copying music from foreign artists. (Also we have omitted the copied songs which everyone already knows about) 

PS: A fun game – play the songs and ask your friends to guess the Bollywood song copied from the original ones below, at the end give them marks out of 23.

1. Dhoom Machale from Dhoom (2004) taken from Mario Takes a Walk by Jesse Cook (1996)

  Source: Youtube

2. Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, title track (2001) taken from Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

3. Kya Mujhe Pyar Hai from Woh Lamhe (2006) taken from Tak Bisakah by Peterpan (2005)

Source: Youtube

4. Pal Pal from Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) taken from Theme for a Dream by Cliff Richard (1961)

5. Kambakth Ishq from Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001) taken from Eireann by Afro Celt Sound System (1999)

6. Shikdum from Dhoom (2004) taken from Sikidim by Tarkan (1994)

Source: Youtube

7. Dil Na Diya from Krrish (2006) taken from Turkish Military March Track by Ceddin Deden (1900)

8. Sochna Kya from Ghayal (1990) taken from Los Kjarkas by Llorando Se Fue (1981)


9. Rama Re from Kaante (2002) taken from Bird Boy by Nana Vasconcelos (1990)

10. Gela Gela from Aitraaz (2004) taken from Thoia Thiong by R. Kelly (2003)


11. Dedi from Airlift (2016) taken from Didi by Milk & Honey (2010) 


12. Hare Krishna Hare Raam from Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) taken from My Lecon by JTL (2003)


Source: Youtube

13. Pehli Nazar from Race (2008) taken from Sarang Hae Yo by Kim Hyung Su (2005)


14. Dil Mein Baji Guitar from Apna Sapna Money Money (2006) taken from Sheloha Shela by Miami Band (1997)

15. Dil Samundar from Garam Masala (2005) taken from Kuzu Kuzu by Tarkan (2001)

16. Neend Churaayi Meri from Ishq (1997) taken from Sending All My Love by Tolga (1990)

17. Pretty Woman from Kal Ho Na Ho (2003) taken from Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison (1965)

18. Koi Yahan Naache Naache from Disco Dancer (1982) taken from Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles (1980)

19. Chura Liya Hai Tumne from Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973) taken from If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Belgium by Walter Scharf (1969)

20. Akele Hai To Kya Gam Hai from Qyamat Se Qyamat Tak (1988) taken from Return To The Alamo by The Shadows (1977)


21. Om Shanti Om from Karz (1980) taken from Om Shanty Om by Lord Shorty (1974)

22. Tumhein Kaise Mein Bataun from Dastak (1996) taken from The Windmills of Your Mind by Noel Harrison (1968)

23. Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya from Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995) by Godfather Theme (1972)

 Source: Youtube

24. Mehbooba, Mehbooba from Sholay (1975) taken from Ta Rialia by Michalis Violaris (1973)

There’s nothing wrong in bringing the best music from all over the world and making it Indian. But, yeah please come out clean and tell people about the original one!