Anu Malik thrashed by Indian twitter for blatantly plagiarizing Israeli National Anthem
Who saw that coming?
The realization that Bollywood composer, Anu Malik, may have plagiarized the Israeli National Anthem created a storm on Twitter after Israel’s win at the Tokyo Olympics.
On Sunday, after the Israeli national anthem Hatikvah blared in the stadium during the event to honor the winner, Hindustan Times pointed out the glaring similarities between it and Malik’s song Mera Mulk Mera Desh.
This song was streaked with patriotic colors when it was released in the 1996 film, Diljale, which was sung by Aditya Narayan and Kumar Sanu, with the video star as actor Ajay Devgn.
The revelation snowballed into several Indians taking to Twitter to call out the famous composer for his antics and some tweets were too creative to ignore.
One user hilariously explained that Malik deserves a bit more credit, not for his music, but because: “It needs years of research and analysis to find out which country isn’t going to win medals for years. Visionary man.” We have to say the user made a pretty fair point.
Anu Malik just simply didn't copy Israel national anthem in 1996 film diljale song. It needs years of research and analysis to find out which country isn't going to win medals for years. Visionary man.#AnuMalik
— Prashant Shah (@prashshah) August 2, 2021
This tweet has us wondering which country is next on Malik’s list.
The song he made through stealing the tunes was mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan..?
— S? (@shreyanshclub) August 2, 2021
One user tweeted about this surprising turn of event
Anu Malik’s copyright forced Twitter to remove Israel’s national anthem from Twitter ??
Koi Anu malik ko bhi medal do bhai ?
— Bayonet Warrior (@bayonetwarrior) August 2, 2021
On the surprisingly long history of the tune
Anu Malik copied the opening bars from Hatikvah, which in turn was copied from a Romanian Folk song which owes its origin to an Italian 16th century folk tune “La Mantovana” https://t.co/phOiprDBlM
— Abhijit Iyer-Mitra (@Iyervval) August 1, 2021
Anu Malik after copying national anthem of Israel for his song mera mulk mera desh- pic.twitter.com/UfkTeBVodo
— AAKASH (@TheSanskaribuoi) August 2, 2021
To put the cherry on top, this is not the composer’s first time being accused of plagiarism, as some of his trademark tracks like Dil Mera Churaya Kyun, Kaho na Kaho and Nasha Ye Pyar Ka are just a few songs that appear to not be so original after all, with their copied beats from international hits.
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