Classic Bollywood is known for its prosperous music industry with meaningful lyrics and soulful tunes. While the past few years saw an overdose of remakes and remixes of classics, the '80s and '90s were no less. But if you get to know your all-time evergreen favourite songs you are always humming are copy-pasted from somewhere, would you feel betrayed?
Dhoom Machale from Dhoom - Mario Takes a Walk by Jesse Cook
It hurts to learn that one of our favourite 1970s songs by R D Burman, was not original. It was a rip-off of a song called 'Ta Rialia,' sung by Mihalis Violaris, a well-known Greek artist.
Kya Mujhe Pyar Hai from Woh Lamhe - Tak Bisakah by Peterpan
The song Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai from Woh Lamhe is replicated from an Indonesian music Tak Bisakah by the band Peterpan which now goes by the band name Noah.
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Koi Mil Gaya from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai- Andrew Lloyd Webber's song 'Take That Look Off Your Face'.
Isn't it amazing how we still can't stop tapping our feet to 'Koi Mil Gaya'? However, we're sure you didn't realise that this song was influenced by Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Take That Look Off Your Face.'
Ladki Kyun from Hum Tum - Andranik Madadian's song, 'Roya'.
The energetic song that became the ultimate dissing song for young lovers when Hum Tum was released, every one was dancing to its beats. But in reality, the beats were actually inspired by Andranik Madadian's song, 'Roya'.
Aye Dil Laya Hai Bahaar from Kya Kehna- Neil Sedaka's 'Oh! Carol'?
It is copied version of Neil Sedaka's 'Oh! Carol'. The soundtrack was a near-perfect recreation of the original. We're still confused as to how the plagiarism was not detected!
Pretty Woman from Kal Ho Na Ho - Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison
Pretty women song from Kal ho na ho, one of the best and peppy songs from the album, is also a copy of Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison.
Chura Liya Hai Tumne from Yaadon Ki Baraat - If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium by Walter Scharf
This was another great classic from the 1970s by R D Burman. However, the song was directly copied from a song by Bojoura, a folk and pop artist, titled 'If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.' So, if you don't trust us, take a look at this.
Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya from Akele Hum Akele Tum - by Godfather Theme
The song Raja Ko Rani Se Pyaar Ho Gaya from the movie Akele Hum Akele Tum is a rip off of the Godfather's theme. The epic melodious song of its era was one of the copied tunes.
Pal Pal from Lage Raho Munna Bhai - Theme for a Dream by Cliff Richard
"Pal Pal" from Lage Raho Munnabhai is a rephrasing of an old English song ", Theme For A Dream". Cliff Richard is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. He has sold more than 250 million records worldwide.