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The current trend of 'Readymade Borrowed Musical Hits' in Bollywood - by Bobby Sing

22 Mar, 2016 | Articles on Cinema / Articles on Music, Poetry and Life

Considering many recent film soundtracks, the music scenario in Bollywood certainly seems to be going through a difficult phase as the makers are repeatedly borrowing hits from some already released old regional albums (or films) instead of creating any fresh ones.

Last year Akshay’s SINGH IS BLING had two borrowed tracks. One was ‘Tung Tung’ created by Sneha Khanwalkar for her MTV program of 2012 that also introduced ‘Nooran Sisters’ two years before they actually became famous with the ‘Jugni’ track of HIGHWAY. And the second was “Aaja Mahi”, a more than 6-7 years old song of UK based RDB group that was also performed by Akshay in a Bollywood award function in those years.

Recently his AIRLIFT too had a track “Soch Na Sake”, that was a re-worked version of Punjabi song ‘Soch’ by Hardy Sandhu released in 2013, plus “Dil Cheez Tujhe De Di” had a hook-line inspired from Khaled’s fusion song ‘Didi’ released in early 90s.
However, before that Imtiaz’s LOVE AAJ KAL featured decades old Shaukat Ali’s song from Pakistan ‘Kadey Te Hass Bol Ve’, Tushar Kapoor’s CHAAR DIN KI CHANDNI had years old hit Punjabi song of Dr.Zeus’s ‘Kangna Tera Ni’ and Bipasha’s ALONE had Dr. Zeus & Rouge’s fusion track ‘Feel My Body/Don’t Be Shy’ with 8 lyricists contributing in a single track (probably making a record of its own kind).
Following the similar format, this week’s KAPOOR & SONS also has its hit song ‘Chull’ taken from an already released Hariyanvi track in 2014 featuring Fazilpuria and Badshah having their own lavish video shot in style.
Incidentally this is not a first from Dharma Productions/Karan Johar, as they did the same in HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA too, that also had its most famous songs taken from two different sources released more than a year before.
The film’s club song ‘Saturday Saturday’ was borrowed from a Indeep Bakshi-Badshah release that did well in the Punjabi music circles with a trendy video, and its still famous hit love song ‘Main Tainu Samjhavan Ki’ was originally sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan as a part of Punjabi film VIRSA, directed by Jawad Ahmad (Pakistan) featuring Arya Babbar, Gulshan Grover, Amaan Ali, Mehreen Raheal and more.
Interestingly, the act of borrowing continues and this week we have John Abraham’s ROCKY HANDSOME with another reworked track ‘Teri To’ borrowed from a 2007 hit song of Bombay Rockers.
Here a point to be noted is that most of the above mentioned tracks have their origin in Punjabi music and with such (readymade) borrowed songs becoming even bigger hits than their originals, it seems the trend is working fine and its here to stay for long. A fact, which certainly should be more concerning for the known Bollywood composers in particular.

This article was published on IBNLIVE.com in an edited form with the title :

“Kapoor and Sons: The original 'Chull' song and the trend of borrowed hits in Bollywood” - By Bobby Sing

Link : http://www.ibnlive.com/news/music/kapoor-and-sons-the-original-chull-song-and-the-trend-of-borrowed-hits-in-bollywood-1219170.html

Posting / Publishing Date : 21st March 2016

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