12 June 2010

Pin It

Part Two – R.D.Burman and His Copied or Inspired Songs List –

Part Two – R.D.Burman and His Copied or Inspired Songs List –

Reality Views by sm –
Saturday, June 12, 2010

Movie Name - Alag Alag
Song Name - Kabhi bekasi ne
Copied from original Song – 'Kabhi khwaishon ne from Pakistani movie Mehrbani

Movie Name - Apna Desh
Song Name - Aaja o mere raja
Copied from original Song – Blue Light Yokohama' by Japanese singer, Ayumi Ishida

Movie Name - Azaad
Song Name - Raju chal raju
Copied from original Song – It was a very good year composed by Ervin drake

Movie Name - Double Cross
Song Name - Main jhonka mast hawa ka
Copied from original Song – Frank Sinatra's 'What now my love'

Movie Name - Double Cross
Song Name - Maine tumko chaha pehli baar
Copied from original Song – Jose Feliciano's 'Listen to the falling rain'

Movie Name - Zameen Aasmaan
Song Name - Maine dil diya
Copied from original Song – 'Pulstar' by Vangelis

Movie Name - Imaan
Song Name - Tumne yeh theek socha hai
Copied from original Song – Beatles track, 'Norwegian Wood

Movie Name - Saagar
Song Name - O Maria
Copied from original Song – 'Mamunia' by Paul McCartney

Movie Name - Sitamgar
Song Name - Mausam pyar ka
Copied from original Song – Christmas carol, 'The first noel

Movie Name - Rocky
Song Name - Aa Dekhe Zara
Copied from original Song – 'Eve of the war' by Jeff Wayne

Movie Name – Rampur Ka Laxman
Song Name - Kaahe apnon ko
Copied from original Song – (opus number 60) - a symphonic suite by Sergei Prokofiev

Movie Name - The Burning Train
Song Name - Teri hai zameen
Copied from original Song – Christmas carol, 'The first noe

Movie Name - Bade Dilwala
Song Name - Kahin na jaa
Copied from original Song – 'La vie en rose' by French singer Edith Piaf

Movie Name - Sholay
Song Name - O Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Copied from original Song – 'Jomeh', by Iranian singer Googoosh

Movie Name - Oonche Log
Song Name - Aaj tu gair sahi
Copied from original Song – Aaj tu gair sahi from Pakistani movie 'Dehleez' and sung by Mehdi Hassan.

Movie Name - Chandi Sona
Song Name - Aap sa koi haseen
Copied from original Song – Gharibeh Ashena, composed by Shamaiezadeh and sung by Googoosh

Movie Name - Bhanwar
Song Name - Karo baaten
Copied from original Song – Donovan's 1968 track, 'Jennifer Juniper

Movie Name - Ijazat
Song Name - Katra katra
Copied from original Song – Jeff Wayne's 'Horsell common and the heat ray' from the 1978 musical, 'War of the worlds'

Movie Name - Ehsaan
Song Name - Aaja tujhe pyaar
Copied from original Song – 'St. Thomas' by sax artist Sonny Rollins.

Movie Name - Mukti
Song Name - Dil sajan jalta hai
Copied from original Song – 'Korbosha (Down by the river) SA stage musical Ipi Ntombi

Movie Name - Manoranjan
Song Name - Aaya hoon mein tujko le jaaoonga
Copied from original Song – 'After Sunrise' by Sergio Mendes

Movie Name - Kaalia
Song Name - Jahan teri yeh nazar hai
Copied from original Song – Persian pop singer Zia Atabi's 'Heleh maali

Movie Name - Kasme vaade
Song Name - Kal kya hoga
Copied from original Song – 'Hafanama' by Afric Simone

Movie Name - Kasme vaade
Song Name - Kasme vaade nibhayenge hum
Copied from original Song – 'Sesiya hamba' from Ipi Ntombi

Movie Name - Sholay
Song Name - Mehbooba Mehbooba
Copied from original Song – Demis Roussoss’s Say You Love Me

Movie Name - Satte Pe Satta
Song Name - Dilbar mere
Copied from original Song – 'Zigeunerjunge' by Doris nefedov , german song

Suggested Reading –

Part One – R.D.Burman and His Copied or Inspired Songs List –

Short Biography of R. D. Burman –


Insignia June 12, 2010  

Is there any composer who hasnt got INSPIRED??

Shesha Chaturvedi June 12, 2010  
This comment has been removed by the author.
Shesha Chaturvedi June 12, 2010  

when your bread and butter depends on creativity than i guess you need to get inspired to ensure quality and most importantly quantity :P
Good piece of news, most of the songs are wonderful and enjoyable, who cares about the copy, when the music is hit and on everyone's lips!! whatsay? :

sm,  June 13, 2010  

I think everyone has copied.
even Hollywood also copied from french or euro folk song. Everyone copies.exception is the first person who invented.

sm,  June 13, 2010  

Shesha Chaturvedi,,
yes i agree with you.

Kavita Saharia June 13, 2010  

Well i knew about one or two of the above songs being copied but the length of the list really surprised me.Its all about sharing ,i guess..hee !

happy Sunday .

Amrit June 13, 2010  

RD Burman 'reused' his own tunes too....how many songs did he make on 'Mehbooba o Mehbooba...' tune...I heard few of them...all composed by RD.

But he was a good composer and used different instruments.

HaRy!! June 13, 2010  

yu shud know abt deva in tamil!

sm,  June 13, 2010  


sm,  June 14, 2010  


sm,  June 14, 2010  

Will try to post about Tamil also.

Anonymous,  December 15, 2011  

i m rly dissapointed..wht to say,no words,

Anonymous,  November 01, 2012  

"ऐसा ऑलराउंडर न हुआ है न कभी होगा. और इसमें उसके
पिता, मैं, और सभी दूसरे म्यूज़िक डायरेक्टर शामिल हैं.
मैं ये बहुत चीख के बताना चाहता हूँ कि ऐसा संगीतकार होगा नहीं.
फिर उसके साथ जो है न हमारा युग ख़त्म हो जाता है." - अनिल बिस्वास

"RD Burman is the only musical phenomenon that happened in the last 20 years of our film era." - Salil Chowdhury


Anonymous,  December 02, 2015  

Bro even mehbooba was copied...from a islamic song

quest January 13, 2017  

every one talks about RD Burman copying..do you all know ek hasina tha ik diwana tha from karz the guitar theme it is totally copied by laxmikant pyarelal as it is from the guitar tune played by some western composer tune to tune and completely no one discussed.
even shankar jaikishan copied this song - kaun hai jo sapno me aaya...kaun hai jo dil me samaya... i have seen the video of this song of some english movie. google this you will get.

no other md has that fan following as of RD Burman

Diehard fan of RD Burman

Vamsi Mohan May 28, 2017  

Copying is no crime. But passing it off as ones original creation without crediting the original is sacrilege and it speaks volumes about a charecter who is unwittingly idolized by hapless fans.

San July 18, 2017  

Thats why we say the old songs had soul.. bcz now its not possible to fool the public by copying..