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The Art of making Fresh Songs derived from other Hindi Film Soundtracks. (Part Three - Complete Songs inspired from an already released track.) (Did You Know - 48)
30 Apr, 2013 | Did You Know!


In the third part of this series “The Art of making Fresh Songs derived from other Hindi Film Soundtracks”, here are the references of some memorable tracks which were just reworked from the compositions already used in a released song in a perfectly recognizable manner. But in most of the cases it’s only the opening of the song (Sthayi or Mukhda), which straight away reminds you of an another track of the past, whereas later on the composition takes a different turn altogether.
However once again I would like to remind that all the inclusions here are not mentioned in a negative sense to raise some allegations on our talented music directors of the Golden Era & present. Instead its all about the healthy & intelligent inspirations which they took either from their own earlier works or from the works of other fellow music composers as a humble gesture of mutual appreciation, which was once lovingly visible in our Hindi Film Industry prominently.
So in this Third Part of the series, here is the….
List of Songs extracted from the compositions of few already released tracks in the past, which can be easily spotted as you listen to them :
1. “Yeh Hawa Yeh Raat Yeh Chandni” in SANGDIL (1952) and “Tujhe Kya Sunayun Main Dilruba” in AAKHRI DAO (1958).
2. "Jiye Tumharo Lalna" in RAKHI AUR HATHKADI (1972) and "Kya Bura Hai Kya Bhala” in LIBAAS (1988).
3. “Kahin Pe Nigahen” from C.I.D. (1956) and “Ram Narayan Baaja Bajata” in SAAJAN CHALE SASURAL (1996).
4. “Dil De Ke Dard-e-Mohabbat Liya Hai” in MAINE PYAR KIYA (1989) and “Hum To Tere Aashiq Hain Sadiyon Purane” from FARZ (1967).
5. “Nandlala Gopala Daya Karke” in SADHU AUR SHAITAAN (1968) and “Upar Wale Teri Duniya Mein” in HAATH KI SAFAAI (1974) .
6. “Koi Baat Hoti Hai To Sab Baatein Hoti Hain” in DHUN (1991) and “Hum Jitni Baar Milenge” for KHILAAF in 1991 only.
7. “Lallah, Allah Tera Nigehbaan” from ABDULLAH (1980) and 'Jaane Jaana, Jao Kal Phir Aana" in SAMADHI (1972).
8. "Mere Saath Chale Na Saaya" from KINAARA (1977) and “Doli Mein Bithaike Kahaar" from AMAR PREM (1972).
9 “Mere Liye Zindagi Tere Beghair Kuch Nahin” in MERA JAWAB (1985) and “Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar Mushkil” in GUMRAH.
10. “Ki Gal Hai Koi Nahin” in JAANEMAN (1976) and “Bhoot Raja Bahar Aaja” in CHACHA BHATIJA (1977).
11. “Kisi Ne Apna Banake Mujhko” in PATITA (1953) and “Radha Bina Hai Kishan Akela” in KISHAN KANHAIYA (1990).
12. “Kuch Kehta Hain Yeh Saawan” from MERA GAON MERA DESH (1971) and “Kis Kaaran Naiya Doli” in DACAIT (1987).
13. “Main Teri Rani Tu Raja Mera” from LOOTERE (1993) and “Aankhon Se Tune Kya Keh Diya” in GHULAM (1998).
14. “Faqir Ki Jholi” in SHATRANJ (1969) and “Main Hun Ghoda, Yeh Hai Gaadi” in KUNWARA BAAP (1974).
15.  “Gori Ka Saajan, Saajan Ki Gori” in AAKHRI RAASTA (1986) and “Gori Ho Kaali Ho” in BIWI O BIWI (1981).
16. “O Meri Needen Churane Waale” in CHAMATKAAR (1992) and "Aa Mere Jaise" from ARMAAN (1981).
17. “Barsaat Mein Jab Aayega” in MAA (1992) and “Main Zindagi Mein Hardam Rota Hi Raha Hun” in BARSAAT (1949)
18. “Aaj Ki Raat Badi Shokh Badi Natkhat Hai” in NAYI UMAR KI NAYI FASAL (1965) and “Humne Dekhi Hai Un Aankhon Ki Mehkati Khushboo” in KHAMOSHI (1970).
19. “Pehli Pehli Baar Mohabbat Ki Hai” from SIRF TUM (1999) and “Dil Deewana Na Jaane Kab Kho Gaya” in DAAG the Fire (1999).
20. “Kaamdev Jaisi Teri Suratiya” in TUM HASIN MAIN JAWAN (1970) and “Mere Paas Aao, Nazar To Milao” in SUNGHARSH (1968).
21. “Dekh Hamein Aawaz Na Dena” from AMAR DEEP (1958) and “Yeh Mera Deewanpan Hai” in YAHUDI (1958).
22. “Teri Sanson Mein Kaisi Khushboo Hai” in SHADI SE PEHLEY and “Koi Deewana Tumhe Chahega” in TERI TALASH MEIN (1968).
23. “Aap Ke Pehlu Mein Akar Ro Diye” from MERA SAAYA (1966) and “Ek Din Hasna Jo Chaha” in BAHAAR AANE TAK (1990)
24. “De Di Hamein Azaadi Bina Khadak Bina Dhaal” in JAGRITI (1954) and “Kya Mil Gaya Bhagwan” in ANMOL GHADI (1946).
25. “Dil-e-Nadaan Ko Jeene Ki Hasrat Ho Gayi Tumse” from CHUNARIYA (1948) and “Zamane Mein Aji Aisey Kayi Nadaan Hotey Hain” in JEEVAN MRITYU (1970).
26. “Ek Main Hun, Ek Tu” in DARLING DARLING (1977) and “Kahoon Kya, Tumse Apni Daastan” in GINNY AUR JOHNY (1976).
27. “Kabhi Khud Pe Kabhi Haalat Pe” in HUM DONO (1961) and “Ajeeb Saneha Mujh Par Guzar Gaya Yaaron” in GAMAN (1972).
28. “Ae Phoolon Ki Rani” in ARZOO (1965) and “Hamin Se Mohabbat” in LEADER (1964).
29. “Ek Baat Hui Kal Raat Hui” in PREM (1995) and “Bechain Hun Main” in RAJKUMAR (1996).
30. “Ishq Samunder” from KAANTE (2002) and “Nashe Nashe Mein Yaar” from JANASHEEN (2003)
31. “Kaisi Padi Maar” in VACHAN (1974) and “Zara Zara” in MAIN KHILADI TU ANARI (1994).
32. “Kehte Hain Pyar Kisko” in BAARISH (1957) and “Kitna Haseen Hai Mausam” in AZAAD (1940).
33. “Khubsoorat Haseena Jaanejaan Jaaneman” from MR. X IN BOMBAY (1964) and “Aye Mere Humsafar” in BAAZIGAR (1993).
34. “Yaad Mein Teri” in MERE MEHBOOB (1963) and “Band Hothon Se Jo Ek Baat” in SIR (1993)
35. “Munna Bada Pyara” in MUSAFIR (1957) and “Main Raju Deewana" in LAADLA (1994).
36. “Salaam Karne Ki Arzoo” in UMRAO JAAN (1981) and “Suni Jo Unke Aane Ki Aahat” in SATYAM SHIVAN SUNDERAM (1978).
37. “Meri Kali Kaluti Ke Nakhre Bade” from APNE RANG HAZAAR (1975) and “Tere Dard Se Dil Aabad Raha” from DEEWANA (1992).
38. “Ka Jaanu Main Sajania” in HUM PAANCH (1980) and “Do Hanson Ka Joda” from GANGA JAMUNA (1961).
39. “Aaja Aayi Bahaar” from RAJKUMAR (1964) and “Dekho Na O Babu” for GORI (1991)
40. “Woh Dil Kahaan Se Laaoon” in BHAROSA (1963) and “Dil Mein Kisi Ke Pyar Ka Jalta Hua Diya” in EK MAHAL HO SAPNO KA (1975). 
41. “Do Anjaane Ajnabi” in VIVAH (2006) and “Nazar Lage Na Saathiyon” from DES PARDES (1978).
42. “Mera Sunder Sapna Beet Gaya’ from DO BHAI (1947) and “Main Tere Liye” in MAIN TERE LIYE (1988).
43. Though “Genda Phool” from DELHI-6 (2009) is said to be inspired from a traditional song but the notes are also quite similar to “Been Na Bajana” in SUNEHARI NAGIN (1963).
44. A. R. Raman’s “Latka Dikha Diya Humne” in HINDUSTANI (1996) has got the notes similar to “Har Nazar Mein Sau Afsaane” in SHABNAM (1964).
45. “Duniya Mein Rehna Hai To Kaam Kar Pyare” in HAATHI MERE SAATHI (1971) gets turned into “Do Me A Favour Let’s Play Holi” in WAQT (2005).
46. The first line of the track “Dhire Chal, Dhire Chal, Aye Bheegi Hawa” from BOYFRIEND (1961) is quite similar to “Kaatey Nahin Kat Tey, Yeh Din Yeh Raat” in MR. INDIA (1987).
47. “Yashomati Maiyaa Se Bole Nandlala” in SATYAM SHIVAM SUNDERAM (1978) completely derived from “Aayi Gori Radhika” which was in GOPINATH (1948).
48. “Hum Tumhare Hain” from HUM TUMHARE HAIN SANAM (2002) and “Dil Laga Liya” in DIL HAI TUMHARA (2002), although both have been taken from a Pakistani Punjabi Hit of HADIQA “Boohey Baariyan”.
49. “Jaan-e-Jigar Jaaneman” from AASHIQUI (1990) and “Duniya Mein Tere Siva” in AANDHIYAN (1990), both inspired from a Pakistani film song, “Bas Ek Tere Siva” in DOORIYAN (1984). But actually the basic origin of this song seems to be in “Main Chali Main Chali” from PROFESSOR (1961).
50. “Mujhe Tum Mil Gaye Humdum” from LOVE IN TOKYO (1966) becomes the basis of “Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein” in DHADKAN (2000).
51. “Gore Mukhde Pe” in SPECIAL 26 (2013) reminds you of “Teri Tirchi Nazar Mein Hai Jaddo” from LOAFER and also of the Punjabi title track “Uchha Dar Babe Nanak Da” in UCHA DAR BABE NANAK DA (1982).
52. “Tera Gussa Aye Haaye” in KAREEB very intelligently uses the famous cult composition of “Happy Birthday To You” both in its opening and interlude.
53. A. R. Rahman’s “Roja Jaaneman” in ROJA (1992) has got the similar notes as used in GARDEN VARELI Advertisement (in the early 90s)composed by Vanraj Bhatia and arranged by Ranjeet Barot.
54. “Phaili Hui Hain”from HOUSE NO.44 (1955) gets reworked as "Raaton Ko Jagkar” in SATWAAN AASMAAN (1992).
55. “Vivin Lob-Ich Liebe Dich-I Love you” the English German song in SANGAM (1964) was taken inspiration from and reworked after many decades as “Sun Sahiba Sun” in RAM TERI GANGA MAILI (1985).
56. Hemant Kumar’s composition of the song “Tum Pukar Lo” from KHAMOSHI (1970) was again used for the title track of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's tele-serial TALAASH, “Jeevan Ek Pyaas Hai, Sabhi Ko Kuchh Talaash Hai” in the early 90s.
57. The Holi song in MASHAAL (1984), “Holi Aayi Re” was based on Hridaynath Mangeshkar’s Marathi song in JAIT RE JAIT (1977) which also has got traces in the original Punjabi folk tune used in SHAGOON (1964) as “Gori Sasural Chali”.
58. Runa Laila’s song 'Pukaro Pukaro' from her private album SUPERUNA (1982) and “Gawah Hain” track in DAMINI (1993) have similar compositions, although they both are actually based on a western song “Malaika” by Harry Belafonte.
59. The melody of song “Mausam Beeta Jaaye” from film DO BHEEGA ZAMEEN (1953) was adapted as the theme music of the hugely famous T.V. serial NUKKAD in the mid eighties. However that's another hard truth that this was originally composed by Lev Konstantinovich Knipper (1910-1949) as Soviet Army Chorus And Band / Meadowlands (Polyushko Polye).
60. “Aao Ni Bheno, Ral Mil Gayiye” in SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH (2002) uses the notes of “In Hawaon Mein, In Fizaon Mein” from GUMRAH (1963) but the composition also has a traditional Punjabi folk base.
61. “Chain Aap Ko Mila” in HUNGAMA (2003) is surprisingly exactly similar to the song “Chain Aap Ko Mila” in FOOTPATH (2003) both in composition and lyrics.
62. The title song of TV Serial GUBBAREY was reworked as "Dhan Tan Nan” in KAMINEY (2009) by Vishal Bhardwaj himself.
63. The title song of TV Serial AAHA (1995) was reworked as "Dheere Dheere Chalna, Yun Na Tu Matakna" in DULHAN HUM LE JAAYENGE by Himesh Reshamiya.
64. The title song of TV Serial HUMRAAZ was again used as another TV Serial AMAR PREM’s title song and later reused as “Sanam Mere Humraaz" for HUMRAAZ (2002) by Himesh only.
65. “Jaaney Kya Hoga Rama Re” track of KAANTE (2002) is clearly derived from “Koi Na Koi Chahiye Pyar Karne Wala” from DEEWANA (1993).

Now some surprisingly inspirational collage found in more than 2-3 songs as mentioned below :
1. The song “Gori Hai Kalaiyan” was first recorded for GORI (1991), which was again heard with the same words “Gori Hai Kalaiyan” in AAJ KA ARJUN (1990) and later also inspired “Aap Jo Mere Meet Na Hote” in GEET (!992). However its notes, interestingly also remind you of “Maar Diya Jaaye Ya Chhorh Diya Jaaye” from MERA GAON MERA DESH (1971).
2. “Dil Ke Armaan Aansuon Mein Beh Gaye” in NIKAAH (1982), “Dil Hi Dil Mein Le Liya Dil from AAJ KI AAWAZ (1984), “Dheere Dheere Aap Meri” in BAAZI (1995) and “Tumse Kitna Pyar Hai” in COMPANY (2002), all have similar mukhdas resembling to a Mehdi Hassan ghazal “Rafta Rafta Aap Meri Hasti Ka Saaman Ho Gaye”
3. "Thandi Hawayein Lehra Ke Aayein" in NAUJAWAN (1951), “Tera Dil Kahan Hai” in CHANDNI CHOWK (1954), “Yehi Hai Tamanna” in AAP KI PARCHHAYIAN (1964), “Rahen Na Rahen Hum” in MAMTA (1966), “Saagar Kinare Dil Ye Pukare” in SAAGAR (1985), “Hamein Raaston Ki Zaroorat Nahin Hai” in NARAM GARAM (1981) and “Hamein Aur Jeene Ki Chaahat Nahin Thi Agar Tum Na Hote” from AGAR TUM NA HOTE (1983), all have strikingly similar mukhdas.

Link for the complete detailed article on this song :
4. “Sham-e-Gham Ki Kasam” from FOOTPATH (1953), “Mere Man Ke Diye” from PARAKH (1960), “Mann Ke Panchhi” from NAINA (1973) and “Ek Din Aap Yun Humko Mil Jaayenge” from YES BOSS (1999) all have strikingly comparable beginnings.
5. R. D. Burman’s Bengali song "Tumi Koto Je Dure” was adapted in the song “Tune Kiya Kya Jadoo” in APNE APNE (1987) and then used again as “Aaja Meri Jaan” in AAJA MERI JAAN (1992). Later it also inspired another similar song “Aaja Sunle Sada” in GURUDEV (1992) and recently its again been used as a remix RDB version with the same words “Aaja Meri Jaan” in I LOVE NY (2013).
6. “Raja Jaani Na Maaro Nayanva Ke Teer” in WATAN PARAST (1934) was also heard in LAL KUNWAR (1952) and SANSAR (1971) which later was also found in SANSAR (1987) as “Radha Rani Na Jaiyo Ri Jamuna Ke Teer”.

Link for the complete detailed article on this song is given below:
And similarly there may be many more instances where talented music directors made complete masterpieces inspired from another already released songs in the past quite amazingly.
(With thanks to ‘Rajiv Vijaykar’ & his FB group on the same subject for being the inspiration behind this series on our own internal musical inspirations.)
(Note : If you also have an information of any such instance in Hindi films then please let me know as I would love to include it as your contribution to the list.)

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30 Apr 2013 / Comments ( 12 )

No.49 from AASHIQUI 1990 is NOT a Pakistani copy. See this song from Professor
basically it is the opposite , Pakistani song was a copy though a decent one.

I see how the Pakistanis copying songs and films from India isn't documented. Someone made a list of the so called films India copied from Pakistan few years back, If anyone wants to do that again , he/she should provide a plot summary of those 'originals'. Things will be pretty clear then.Indians have a habit of 're using' cliched plots from old movies till today.

Another fact, the PUNJABI folk songs that hindi cinema usually uses without crediting, Pakistanis have a habit of claiming them as their own. these songs the composer is rarely mentioned, they 'credit' the singers inadvertently.

eg .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxfPMgWQia8
Noor Jahan's version was popular.
and South Indians are as bad in ripping Indian films, I have come across south copies of a LOT of Amitabh films, Golmaal (Amol Palekar), Damini, Yaadon ki Baaraat , etc, But it is portrayed as if they never do that and only Bollywood is evil. LOLz

Bobby Sing

Hi Chris,
Thanks for your valuable comment and you do have a point here for the entry at No.49 in the list.
And I will soon make it correct with the mention of this Professor track too as it does becomes the base of all the later songs as it seems.

But regarding the Pakistan-India musical blaming on each other, I would like to add that this is surely a two way traffic where no one can put the blame on each other completely EVER.

From decades we have been taking inspirations from their content and they have been taking from ours mainly because of the reason that THE ORIGINAL ROOTS behind both the Indian & Pakistani music remains the same. And this fact really doesnt need any proof because the actual existence of our music goes back to many centuries and our partition is basically only 70 odd years young.

Plus the other fact about PUNJABI music will also truly exist forever cause Indian/Pakistani music both in films and folk tradition had a deep influence of Punjabi Folk on it right from the start of film industry in India in the early fourties before the Independence and one of the main person responsible for this early influence reamins HUSNLAK BHAGATRAM unarguably.

Now coming to the point of South Indians Films being a copy of Hindi Films. This might be true but the other truth is that they learned to buy the copyright to make a legal re-make much before it was realised, accepted and started by Hindi Film Makers. And going deep into this further you will truly become shocked if I start naming the Cult Indian Films which have all been the remakes of its BENGALI originals. So in terms of film-making I again take it mutual give and take which needs to be done legally and not mysteriously.

I hope I was able to express myself here properly.

Jayesh Adhyaru
Hello Bobby,

You may know we had interacted earlier, and I am a regular reader of your blog. After my recommendation, few of my friends have also became your readers too!

Surprisingly, I have been noticed the same things for last many years. Right now, I remember few of them which I am sharing right now. Will share others when they comes back to my mind!

- Basu Chatterjee's "Khatta Meetha" has a tune which repeats many times in the whole film. Using the same tune music director Rajesh Roshan made a song for the movie "Koyla". The song is "Tanhaayee tanhaayee tanhaayee, dono ko paas le aayee..."

- The song "Yeh ladka haaye allah, kaisa hai deewana" has a tune when a merriage procession comes on the screen. Now listen "Yeh mausam ka jaadu hai mitwa" a song from the film "Hum aap ke hai kaun". The same tune has been used in whole song. A few tunes from the movie "Maine pyar kiya", is also used in "Hum aap ke hai kaun" at different places.

- Himesh Reshammia has used title songs of his old TV serials for his movies like "Dulhan hum le jayenge", "Humraaz" etc. Listen the title song for his 1995 TV serial "Aaha" (Bole dil aaha, apna to dil hai thoda deewana) (featuring Shekhar Suman & Farooq Sheikh) and then play "Dheere dheere chalna, yun na tu matakna" from Dulhan hum le jaayenge. He also used the tune of the song "Haal kaisa hai janaab ka" in "Tu jaan hai armaan hai" song of Dulhan hum le jaayenge.

Then take his another musical TV serial "Andaaz". It has a song "Jaane na koi yeh raaz, kya hai tera andaaz". He used same tune for title song of his movie "Humraaz", "Sanam mere humraaz". Funny thing is, when he composed music for another TV serial named "Amar Prem" (which was aired on EL tv), he made its title song "Aaja tu kyu hai juda, maan ja o bewafaa, tere liye hai amar prem mera..." by using this same tune!!

- "Dhen te nen", a popular song of the film "Kaminey", was earlier composed and used in the TV series named "Gubbare" (was aired on Zee TV), composed by Vishal Bhardwaj, sung by Suresh Wadekar and was picturised on Sharman Joshi. Even lyrics were same.

Btw, you might be aware of the website "itwofs.com". It has a huge collection/list of inspired hindi film songs.

I'll recall some other such instances, ane write them here.

Hope this comment will help you enrich your post.

By for now.

Jayesh Adhyaru,
Bobby Sing
Hi Jayesh Adhyaru,
Nice to see you back here and Yes, I surely remember our last interaction here plus thanks a lot for recommending my site to your friends too. Honestly it is such appreciation only which keeps my passion burning and keeps me going.
Regarding the references you have given they all are really useful and I am going to include them too in my related articles. Also I am pretty much aware of the website ITWOFS.com and have exchanged a mail too with Karthik (its owner I suppose) long time back.
But here I would like to add that my work is a little bit different from ITWOFS. Actually there are three articles in my series on inspiration here, which are not concerned about any foreign connections in our songs, but they are more into the instances when our music directors have taken inspirations either form their own earlier works or from the fellow music directors of Hindi Film Industry only, which hasn’t been featured anywhere else prominently.

And these three articles are :
1. Complete Songs made out of Background Scores of earlier films.
2. Complete Songs made out of Antras, Preludes & Interludes of other songs.
3. Complete Songs made out of / or similar to other already released tracks in the past. 
So here its all about how we got inspired from our own works only within the Industry itself.
Now following the same path, you have given many valuable references in your comment, which are sure going to be added in the list in the coming days and many thanks for that.
However out of them all, the “Dhen Ten Nen” has already been featured in the site in a separate article but I forgot to put it in here too.

But the rest are soon going to there and do send in more as you get hold of them.
Bollywood Gossip

Nice post. Thanks for sharing with us. Please, write more article .

Bobby Sing

Thanks Bollywood Gossip for appreciating the effort made and sure I would try to write more to the best of my ability in future.



Some of these are wrong......

44. A. R. Rahman's Latka Dikha Diya Humne, in HINDUSTANI (1996) has got the notes similar to Har Nazar Mein Sau AfsaaneŁ in SHABNAM (1964).

I hear no resemblence.

45. Duniya Mein Rehna Hai To Kaam Kar Pyare in HAATHI MERE SAATHI (1971) gets turned into  Do Me A Favour Letss Play HoliŁ in WAQT (2005).

There's no similarly barring how kishore kumar sings "Pyare", having one word tuned the same doesn't make it copied or inspired.

Yaad Mein Teri in MERE MEHBOOB (1963) and Band Hothon Se Jo Ek Baat in SIR (1993)

no similarity what-so-ever.

Kaisi Padi MaarŁ in VACHAN (1974) and Zara ZaraŁ in MAIN KHILADI TU ANARI (1994).

I hear no similarity except the repeating of one word over and over like in the MKTA song, which again isn't a tune copy but just the repeating of words over and over....

Mujhe Tum Mil Gaye Humdum from LOVE IN TOKYO (1966) becomes the basis of Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein in DHADKAN (2000).

The Background music for Raja Hindustani (1996) is the basis for Tum Dil Ki Dhadkhan mein

Chain Aap Ko MilaŁ in HUNGAMA (2003) is surprisingly exactly similar to the song Chain Aap Ko Mila in FOOTPATH (2003) both in composition and lyrics.

Chain aapko mila from footpath is actually an unreleased track from Sanam O Sanam (1992) by Nadeem Shravan, they re-composed it for Hungama, and then Tips added the old Sanam O Sanam track to the Footpath soundtrack.

Bobby Sing

Hi Mona,
Its quite possible that you might not find the similarities in the songs but I do find the same in the two compositions below and that is the reason they get a mention here in the article as inspired songs.

1. A. R. Rahman's Latka Dikha Diya Humne, in HINDUSTANI (1996) & Har Nazar Mein Sau AfsaaneŁ in SHABNAM (1964).
- Yes their opening phraes do have similarities in the notes, though they are not exactly the same . (both based on Arabian melody)

2.  Duniya Mein Rehna Hai To Kaam Kar Pyare in HAATHI MERE SAATHI (1971) gets turned into Do Me A Favour Letss Play HoliŁ in WAQT (2005).
- In fact this is a case of pretty clear inspiration with exactly similar notes in the sthayi.

3. Yaad Mein Teri in MERE MEHBOOB (1963) and Band Hothon Se Jo Ek Baat in SIR (1993)
- a good example of 're-worked tunes' in musical terms.

4. Kaisi Padi MaarŁ in VACHAN (1974) and Zara ZaraŁ in MAIN KHILADI TU ANARI (1994).
- another example of 're-worked tunes' as above.

5. Mujhe Tum Mil Gaye Humdum from LOVE IN TOKYO (1966) becomes the basis of Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein in DHADKAN (2000).
- Yes they have similar notes in their opening phrases and if Background music for Raja Hindustani (1996) also has the same notes then that is also possibily based on the same source since "Love in Tokyo" is the oldest release in 1966.

6. Chain Aap Ko MilaŁ in HUNGAMA (2003) is surprisingly exactly similar to the song Chain Aap Ko Mila in FOOTPATH (2003) both in composition and lyrics.
(Chain aapko mila from footpath is actually an unreleased track from Sanam O Sanam (1992) by Nadeem Shravan, they re-composed it for Hungama, and then Tips added the old Sanam O Sanam track to the Footpath soundtrack.)
- Thanks for this valuable information on the same.



Here are some of my findings of bollywood songs copied/inspired from an older bollywood song (not by the same composer):

Sangharsh (1999) - Mujhe Raat Din (Jatin Lalit) copied from "Mujhe Dehkhkar Aapka Muskurana" from Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (1967) (O.P Nayyar)

Hungama (2003) - Pari (Nadeem Shravan) derived from "Dil Ka Qarar" from Sangharsh (1999) (Jatin Lalit)

Mr. Aashiq - Teri Chaahat Ke (1996) derived from "Chura Ke Dil Mera" from Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994)

Phool Aur Kaante - Tumse Milne Ko Dil copied from "Tumse Izhar-e-Haal Dil Kar Baithe" from Mere Mehboob (1963)

Talaash (2003) - Yaar Badal Na Jana from "Zindagi Ban Gaye Ho Tum" from Kasoor (2001) - however, Sanjeev-Darshan are Shravan's sons so they probably reused their father's tune with permission

19. "Pehli Pehli Baar Mohabbat Ki Hai"Ł from SIRF TUM (1999) and “Dil Deewana Na Jaane Kab Kho Gaya‣ in DAAG the Fire (1999).

Also "Nach Punjaban Nach" from Muskaan (2004) and "Ishq Chunariya" from Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya (2005) have the exact same tune!

Koi Mil Gaya (2003) - It's Magic music is copied from "Yaar Mere Yaara" from Badal (2000)

Lucky (2009) - Khudaya Ve first line is exactly the same as "Jeeye To Jeeye Kaise" from Saajan (1991)

Milan (1994) - Aansoo Judaai Ka derived from "Jeeye To Jeeye Kaise" from Saajan (1991)

Zanjeer (1998) - Tujhe Dekh Ke Pehli Baar derived from "Yeh Badhan" from Karan Arjun (1995).

Bobby Sing

Thanks for all these valuable insertions Mona.
And I would soon chek them out and add in the article rightly.

vikash kumar

Great knowledge of indian music history.. I realize how music directors have changed the faces of music..but we got the hit song after copying and stealing the mukhras of the old songs. .. indian music directors are great.. but shankar jaikishan was really so great..

Bobby Sing

Thanks a lot for your kind comment Vikash Kumar.
Hope you will find many more interesting articles at the site on movies, music, poetry and life.

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