By Renu Baliyan
Anu Malik emerged a big trend on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. The 60-year-old singer-composer would have never imagined in his wildest imagination that Twitter users would catch him for plagiarizing Israel’s national anthem titled Hatikvah. Anu Malik reportedly copied Israel’s national anthem for his song Mera Mulk Mera Desh from Dilwale film that starred Ajay Devgan. The film was released way back in 1996.
Twitter users trolled the music director for plagiarizing the tune of Israel’s national anthem that was recently played during the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday soon after Israeli gymnast ArtemDolgopyat won the country’s second gold medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
The clip featuring Israel’s national anthem at Tokyo Olympics immediately went viral as scores of viewers reported the matter to the Internet’s notice that Anu Malik has once again repeated history of copying songs. It is worth mentioning that Hatikvahwas composed in the 19th century and later it was adopted as the national anthem of Israel in the year 1948. Below is the link of the alleged copied song:
Israel won their second ever Gold at Olympics and Indians ended up remembering Anu Malik 😂pic.twitter.com/AA5Gzppqd1— Anushree Roy (@AnushreeRoy7) August 1, 2021
The social media users did not spare a moment when they realized that this time Anu Malik has copied a country’s national anthem and started trolling him left, right, and center. Here are some of the comments:
“Anu Malik’s song is real. Israel’s national anthem is not!!,” tweeted a user.
The other user commented, “”So, Anu Malik didn’t spare even Israeli national anthem while copying tune for Diljale’s MeraMulk Mera Desh in 1996. Thanks to the internet we now know this.”
“Anu Malik needs an Olympic gold medal for plagiarism,” added a social media user.
“Anu malik is extremely brave man!! Otherwise you can’t just copy Israel’s National Anthem..Face with tears of joy,” added another user.
Anu Malik has been trolled in the past as well for plagiarizing music. Here are some other comments of social media users:
It shows growth of Anu Malik.— Sangeeta Tyagi 🇮🇳 (@sangeeta_tyagi) August 2, 2021
He used to copy Pakistani songs but this time he spread his wings and conquered Israel.😂
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
Let us take a quick look below at the songs that Anu Malik reportedly copied in the past:
Anu Malik’s song from the film Virasat “Tare Hai Barati” was reportedly lifted from Peruvian singer Daniel Alomia Robes’ traditional music that was released way back in 1916.
Virasat is a 1997 action drama film that featured Anil Kapoor, Tabu, and Pooja Batra in lead roles. Here is the song:
Anu Malik’s next song that faced the allegation of being stolen is “Aisa Jakham Dia Hai” from the film Akele Hum Akele Tum. The film starred Amir Khan, Manisha Koirala, and Tanvi Azmiamong others. The film was released in the year 1995. It was claimed that the song Aisa Jakham Dia Hai’s tune had striking similarity with “Child In Time”. Below is the song:
Anu Malik reportedly lifted the tune of the Baazigar film’s song “Ye Kali Kali Aankhe” from Dean Martin’s “The Man Who Plays The Mandolin”.
If you listen to this Dean Martin song you will find stunning resemblance between the two songs. Baazigarwas released in the year 1993. The film was a triangle love story featuring Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, and Shilpa Shetty in lead roles. Below is the song:
The singer composer also lifted the tunes of his highly popular song “Bheege Honth Tere” from Pakistani singer NajamSheraz’s song “Menu Tere Naal” that was released in the year 2000. After the release of the film Murder and the song, Nazam reportedly quite upset.
Murder film featured MallikaSherawat, Emraan Hashmi, and Sara Loren, among others. When you listen to Nazam’s song, you will certainly be left shocked at the strong similarity between the two songs. Below is the song.
Anu Malik’s next song Soldier’s film title track was allegedly inspired from the title track of “Cherry Cherry Lady.” Soldier film featured Preity Zinta and Bobby Deol. Below is the song:
Next in the list is the song “Neend Churai Meri Kisne O Sanam” from the film Ishq. Reports say that the song was stolen from the Linear Band song “Sending All My Love”. Listen to the song below”
Let us see how Anu Malik reacts after he has been clearly caught stealing songs from others’ work.