List of Hindi Tunes copied from English Tunes

Bad news for those who think hindi music is genuine and think that listening to hindi music is prestigious...

Hindi Song: Haan Haan Yeh Pyaar Hai (Dillagi)
Music Director: Jatin-Lalit
Copied From: Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (Frankie Valli)
Note: Direct lift from original, but sounds beautiful in Hindi.

Hindi Song: Dil Le Le Lena (Auzaar)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: Macarena (Los Del Rio)
Note: For all it's worth, Malik admits in the beginning of the song that it's a copy.

Hindi Song: Dil Maka Dina (Dhaal)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: Macarena (Los Del Rio)
Note: Again?

Hindi Song: Tumne Jo Kaha (Laawaris)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: Barbie Girl (Aqua)

Hindi Song: Koi Nahin Tere Jaisa (Keemat)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: Cotton Eye Joe (Rednex)


Hindi Song: Tumhe Kaise Main Bataaoon (Dastak)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: The Windmills Of Your Mind (The Thomas Crown Affair)


Hindi Song: Paayal Meri Jaadu (Rajkumar)
Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Copied From: Faith (George Michael)


Hindi Song: Na Tum Bolo (Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge)
Music Director: Jatin-Lalit
Copied From: A Whole New World (Aladdin)


Hindi Song: Aisa Milan (Hameshaa)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: The Phantom Of The Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Note: I find the Phantom song to be a much better
composition with a haunting tune.


Hindi Song: Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaaye (Jurm)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: Five Hundred Miles (Peter, Paul, & Mary)


Hindi Song: Jaane Mujhe Kya Hua (Baazi)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: Fur Elise (Beethoven)


Hindi Song: Itna Na Mujhse Tu Pyar Badha(Chhaya)
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Copied From: Symphony No. 40 (Mozart)
Note: Indication that "inspired" tunes are nothing new in Hindi music.


Hindi Song: Chehra Tera Chehra (Daag - The Fire)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: Theme from Titanic
Note: Stupid choice.


Hindi Song: Tum Kya Jaano (Aashiq)
Music Director: Sanjeev-Darshan
Copied From: Theme from The Godfather
Note: Another straight lift, but Sanjeev-Darshan's style gives it an edge over the original.


Hindi Song: Koi Nahin Aisa (Dillagi)
Music Director: Jatin-Lalit
Copied From: Mony Mony (Tommy James and The Shondells)
Note: Again, a complete lift.


Hindi Song: Dil Dil Dil (Ittefaq)
Music Director: Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Copied From: La Copa De La Vida (Ricky Martin)


Hindi Song: Tera Gussa (Kareeb)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: The Happy Birthday ಸಾಂಗ್


Hindi Song: Tu Woh Tu Hai (Beqaabu)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: Theme from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Note: Sounds terrible when sung.


Hindi Song: Suno Zara (Bada Din)
Music Director: Jatin-Lalit
Copied From: You Needed Me (Anne Murray)
Note: Complete lift; when they copy, Jatin-Lalit tend to go all the way with it.


Hindi Song: Aashiq Deewana Hoon (Afsana Pyar Ka)
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
Copied From: La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)


Hindi Song: Ae Mama Haan Bhaanje (Silsila Hai Pyar Ka)
Music Director: Jatin-Lalit
Copied From: Dr. Jones (Aqua)
Note: The yodeling part from the Aqua song is copied with no reservations.


Hindi Song: Tirchi Topiwaale (Tridev)
Music Director: Viju Shah
Copied From: The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You (Miami Sound Machine)


Hindi Song: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (C.I.D.)
Music Director: O.P. Nayyar
Copied From: Oh My Darling Clementine (Unknown source)
Note: Where do they come up with this stuff?


Hindi Song: Main Teri Hoon Jaanam (Khoon Bhari Maang)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: Theme from Chariots of Fire
Note: Again, sounds horrid when sung.


Hindi Song: Mil Gaya (Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahin)
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Copied From: Mama Mia (ABBA)


Hindi Song: Chim Chimni (Ghoonghat)
Music Director: Anand Raaj Anand
Copied From: Chim Chimney (Mary Poppins)
Note: Hmm...


Hindi Song: Kya Kehna (Kya Kehna)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: Oh Carol (Paul Anka)
Note: Both songs work for me.


Hindi Song: Mere Rang Mein (Maine Pyar Kiya)
Music Director: Raam Laxman
Copied From: The Final Countdown (Europe)
Note: Only the music of Mere Rang Mein is lifted from The Final Countdown.


Hindi Song: Aate Jaate (Maine Pyar Kiya)
Music Director: Raam Laxman
Copied From: I Just Called To Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder)


Hindi Song: Jhilmil Sitaaron Ne Kaha (Khote Sikkey)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)


Hindi Song: Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen (Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen)
Music Director: Anand-Milind
Copied From: Bailamos (Enrique Iglesias)


Hindi Song: We Love Rocky (Aflatoon)
Music Director: Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Copied From: We Will Rock You (Queen)
Note: Sticking English lyrics in Hindi songs is NEVER a good idea.


Hindi Song: Chura Liya Hai Tumne (Yaadon Ki Baraat)
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Copied From: If It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium (Walter Scharf)
Note: R.D. Burman did a nice job of altering the song,
but the sense of "influence" is definitely there.


Hindi Song: Himmat Kabhi Na Todenge (Major Saab)
Music Director: Anand Raaj Anand
Copied From: U.S. Army marching song
Note: I find this to be one of the most inane instances of copying yet!


Hindi Song: Paagalpan Chha Gaya (Jaanam)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: And I Love Her (Beatles)
Note: It's interesting how Anu Malik always adds his unique touch even to his copied songs, making them often hard to decipher.


Hindi Song: Teri Chaahat Ke Siva (Jaanam)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: El Condor Pasa (Simon & Garfunkel)
Note: I also noticed that the starting of El Condor Pasa also sounds a lot like "Taarein Hain Baaraati" from Malik's later album, Virasat.


Hindi Song: Maari Gayi Pyaar Mein (Jaanam)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: I Am Sixteen and My Favorite Things (The Sound Of Music);
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (The Righteous Brothers)
Note: Some of the background music is inspired by My Favorite Things.


Hindi Song: Dole Dole Dil (Baazi)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: Come September (Theme)
Note: Another copy of the Come September tune is Nazrein Mili (Raja) by Nadeem-Shravan.


Hindi Song: Aisa Zakhm Diya (Akele Hum Akele Tum)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: Sweet Child In Time (Deep Purple)
Note: The opening and closing portions of the Hindi song are inspired.


Hindi Song: Dil Mera Churaaya Kyoon (Akele Hum Akele Tum)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: Last Christmas (Wham)
Note: The funniest thing is that in the movie, Aamir Khan's character sells this tune to another musician, and everyone makes a ಬಿಗ್ deal about "stealing" credit for another's work.


Hindi Song: Tu Waaqif Nahin (Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: Fernando (ABBA)
Note: Only the main refrain is inspired; no harm done.


Hindi Song: Sun Sun Sun Barsaat Ki Dhun (Sir)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: Listen To The Sound Of The Rain (Jose Feliciano)


Hindi Song: Ladna Jhagadna (Duplicate)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: A-Tisket A-Tasket (Children's song)
Note: Wow.


Hindi Song: Ek Sharaarat Hone Ko Hai (Duplicate)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: Slip And Slide (Laura Allen)
Note: Only the "la lai lai" tune is copied.


Hindi Song: Jeena Pyaar Se Jeena (Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar)
Music Director: Anand-Milind
Copied From: Nina Pretty Ballerina (ABBA)
Note: Direct lift; ABBA seems to be a frequent victim.


Hindi Song: Baraana De (Insaaf)
Music Director: Anand-Milind
Copied From: Paranue (Serapis Bey)
Note: They even rhyme!


Hindi Song: Mujhe Neend Na Aaye (Dil)
Music Director: Anand-Milind
Copied From: Chunni Ud Ud Jaaye (Alaap - UK band)


Hindi Song: Hari Om Hari (Pyaara Dushman)
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
Copied From: One Way Ticket (Eruption)


Hindi Song: Koi Yahan Naache Naache(Disco Dancer)
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
Copied From: Video Killed The Radio Star (The Buggles)
Note: One part of the song is copied.


Hindi Song: Yeh Vaada Hai (Raju Chacha)
Music Director: Jatin-Lalit
Copied From: Day By Day (Godspell)


Hindi Song: Jaana Suno Hum (Khamoshi)
Music Director: Jatin-Lalit
Copied From: Bring The Wine (Paul Anka)
Note: Note for note.


Hindi Song: Koi Mil Gaya (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai)
Music Director: Jatin-Lalit
Copied From: Take That Look Off Your Face (Song And Dance)
Note: The part when the title of the song is sung.


Hindi Song: Yunhi Kat Jaayega (Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke)
Music Director: Nadeem-Shravan
Copied From: Lovely Lady Of Arcadia (Demis Roussos)


Hindi Song: O Mere Sapnon Ka (Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin)
Music Director: Nadeem-Shravan
Copied From: Bachelor Boy (Cliff Richard)


Hindi Song: Pehli Baar Mile Hain (Saajan)
Music Director: Nadeem-Shravan
Copied From: Solitude Standing (Suzanne Vega)
Note: Pretty cleverly done.


Hindi Song: Laaoon Kahan Se (Jaane Jigar)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: Hotel California (Eagles)


Hindi Song: Jai Kaali (Karan Arjun)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: It's All Right (East 17)
Note: That's just pathetic.


Hindi Song: Haseena Gori Gori (Tarazu)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: In The Summertime (Shaggy)
Note: I don't think he even tried to hide this one.


Hindi Song: Chaand Sitaare (Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: Voices (Vangelis)
Note: Brace yourself; you're about to see Rajesh Roshan's ugly history of blatantly stealing from Vangelis for his themes.


Hindi Song: Badan Judaa Hote (Koyla)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: Conquest Of Paradise (Vangelis)
Note: Again, the recurring humming theme in Koyla is a copy.


Hindi Song: Humko Pyaar Hai (Moksha)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: Messages (Vangelis)
Note: Why doesn't he just hire Vangelis to compose for him?


Hindi Song: Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke (Old)
Music Director: Ravi
Copied From: The Breeze And I (Al Stillman and Ernesto Lecuona)


Hindi Song: Jeevan Ke Safar Mein (Munimji)
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Copied From: The Mexican Hat Dance
Note: At least the Hindi song has a completely different aura.


Hindi Song: Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (Title)
Music Director: Sandeep Chowta
Copied From: Exorcist II: The Heretic (Theme)
Note: Et tu, Sandeep?


Hindi Song: Roundhe Hai (Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya)
Music Director: W. Killar & Sandeep Chowta
Copied From: Vampire Hunters (Bram Stoker's Dracula)
Note: Why did he need help from someone else just to copy a tune?


Hindi Song: Kambakth Ishq (Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya)
Music Director: Sandeep Chowta
Copied From: Eireann (Afro Celt Sound System)
Note: Interesting story here; Chowta was accused of using an unoriginal beat, which he defended by saying that he took ಹಿಸ್ beat from a public website. But what about the TUNE
that he lifted from this song?


Hindi Song: Yeh Pyaar Hai (Indian)
Music Director: Anand Raaj Anand
Copied From: Ojos Asi (Shakira)


Hindi Song: Gupt Gupt (Gupt)
Music Director: Viju Shah
Copied From: Deep Forest (Deep Forest)
Note: Hilarious.


Hindi Song: Babuji Dheere Chalna (Aar Paar)
Music Director: O.P. Nayyar
Copied From: Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps(Doris Day)
Note: Nayyar did good work on this one.


Hindi Song: Mehbooba Mehbooba (Sholay)
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Copied From: Say You Love Me (Demis Roussos)
Note: Both songs make you wince equally.


Hindi Song: Tumse Milke (Parinda)
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Copied From: When I Need You (Leo Sayer)


Hindi Song: Kaisa Tera Pyaar (Love Story)
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Copied From: I Have A Dream (ABBA)
Note: As usual, the Hindi song is infinitely better.


Hindi Song: Aa Ab Laut Chalen (Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai)
Music Director: Shankar Jaikishan
Copied From: Ciao Ciao Bambina (Domenico Modugno)


Hindi Song: Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle (Aa Gale Lag Jaa)
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Copied From: The Yellow Rose Of Texas (Elvis Presley)
Note: Sounds like a crazy idea, but it actually worked pretty well.


Hindi Song: Neela Dupatta Peela Suit (Hameshaa)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: All I Wanna Say (Michael Jackson)
Note: The beats and opening portion are inspired.


Hindi Song: Love Hua (Jaanam Samjha Karo)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: Angelo (Brotherhood Of Man)
Note: Another case of "good" copying.


Hindi Song: Neend Churaayi Meri (Ishq)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: Sending All My Love (Tolga)
Note: I think freestyle music sounds nice when sung in Hindi; it should be done more often.


Hindi Song: Kuch Kasmein (Aankhen)
Music Director: Jatin-Lalit
Copied From: Nights In White Satin (Moody Blues)
Note: So Jatin-Lalit's self-proclaimed "new style" is
to copy different tunes?


Hindi Song: Tinak Tin Taana (Mann)
Music Director: Sanjeev-Darshan
Copied From: Yang Sedang-Sedang Saja (Iwan - Malaysian)
Note: Not a shred of originality on Sanjeev-Darshan's part.


Hindi Song: I Was Made For Loving You (Jaanam Samjha Karo)
Music Director: Anu Malik
Copied From: I Was Made For Loving You (Kiss)
Note: Big surprise.


Hindi Song: Oh Jaanam (Dulhan Banoo Main Teri)
Music Director: Raam Laxman
Copied From: Frozen (Madonna)
Note: Just listen to Madonna's pronounciation of Sanskrit shlokas in her song "Om Shanti" and you'll feel much better.


Hindi Song: Kimti Kimti Hai Zindagi (Criminal)
Music Director: M.M. Kreem
Copied From: Lonely Lonely Monday Morning (Snow)
Note: Ooooookay...


Hindi Song: Na Bole Tum Na Maine (Baaton Baaton Mein)
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Copied From: When Johnny Comes Marching Home (Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore)
Note: I'm glad to see that Rajesh Roshan finds the
American Civil War to be so romantic.

Hindi Song: Marne Ke Darr Se (Jurm)

Music Director: Rajesh ರೋಶನ್

Copied From: La Isla Bonita (Madonna)

Note: Only the first line of the Madonna song is copied, but it's pretty obvious.

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3 Responce:

Ridhima said...

Dats quiet a compilation..everytime i happen to like a song, it turns out to be blatant copy of some english number. Last time i was stuck up on "Pal pal" from lage raho munnabhai...after 3 weeks of feelin gud that bollywood music directors have finally cum up with something original, i got to knwo that its copy of "Theme of my dreams" by Cliff Richards. its terrible! N all this in the name of inspiration.

Sridhar Prahlad said...

Thats true Ridhima. Just watch this portion for more inspired(?) songs which i publish in few days.. U'll be in shock..

nisarg said...

awesome man..too good. not to forget pritam's copying of korean songs in race