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Jatin Lalit [Hindi]

Haan haan yeh pyaar hai  [Film: Dillagi] <TC>
Unabashed copy from Frankie Valli's 'Cant take my eyes off you'!
Listen to Haan haan yeh | Cant take my eyes off you
Shameless instance of copying.
Suniye to [Film: Yes boss] <TC>
Lifted from Hisham Abbas' 'Ahla ma feki'! 
Listen to suniye to | ahla ma feki
Bad case of copying. Most of Jatin Lalit's copying are with no inputs from their side, making it a blatant case of plagiarism!
Sachi yeh kahani hai [Film: Kabhi haan kabhi naa] <TC>
Lifted from the song 'In Zaire' by Johnny Wakelin and The Kinshasa Band released in 1976.
Listen to Sachi yeh kahani | In Zaire
Yeh wada raha [Film: Raju Chacha] <TC>
Lifted from the song 'Day by day' which was part of the musical stage play Godspell, composed by Stephen Schwartz.
Listen to Yeh wada raha | Day by day
What was the motivation to copy a song from a musical? I wonder! Incidentally it seems that this musical became quite popular when it was staged in Mumbai in the 70s!
Tum humko hum tumko sanam [Film: Laqshya] <TC>
Inspired from the number 'chim chim cheree' from the 1964 movie Mary Poppins!
Listen to Tum humko | Chim chim cheree
Inspired by the 1964 Walt Disney classic 'Chim chim cher-ee' from the movie Mary Poppins, this was a pretty good version in Hindi. Incidentally, 'chim chim cher-ee' won the Academy Award for best original song - music composers Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The song was sung on-screen by Dick Van Dyke with Julie Andrews, Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber. Another Hindi version of the same original was in the movie Ghoonghat directed by choreographer Chinni Prakash. That song 'Chim chimney' was a more direct lift!
Aa Ha Ri Bali Haari [Film: Nishaana] <TC>
Ditto from Dr Alban's Its my life
Not worth commenting!
Yahaan ke hum sikander [Film: Jo jeeta wohi sikander] <TC>
From Pinball Wizard by The Who.
Listen to Yahan ke hum sikandar | Pinball wizard
Moreso the 2nd para in the hindi number, the place where it starts 'jo sab karte hain yaaron...'! Ditto!
Jaana suno hum tumpe [Film: Khamoshi - The Musical] <TC>
Lifted lock, stock and barrel from Paul Anka's 'Bring the wine'.
Listen to Jaana suno | Bring the wine
Note to note copy! 
Suno Zara [Film: Bada Din] <TC>
From Anne Murray's You needed me!
Listen to Suno Zara | You needed me
Yup, copied! 
Chod Zid Karna [Film: Pyar kiya to darna kya] <TC>
From Stereo Nation's I've been waiting!
Yup, copied! Ditto!
Koi mil gaya [Film: Kuch kuch hota hai] <TC>
From Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Take that look off your face'!
Listen to Koi mil gaya | Take that look off your face
Partially, yes. There are definite oodles of the Webber track in JL's hindi version! 
Khud ko kya [Film: Khiladi] <TC>
From Nena's 99 Red Balloons (early 1980s)!
Listen to Khud ko kya | 99 Red balloons
Oh sure! 
Kuch kasme [Film: Aankhen] <TC>
From the Moody Blues number 'Nights in white satin'!
Listen to Kuch kasme | Nights in white satin
Hasata hai rulata hai [Film: Soch] <TC>
Very similar to the Tamil song 'Australia desam varai' by Deva in the movie Citizen. Possibly, both lifted from the same source!
Listen to Hasata Hai | Australia Desam
Inspired! Do let me know if you know/ find the original!
Dil doondta hai [Film: Soch] <TC>
Lifted from Columbian singer Shakira's Ojos asi!
Listen to Dil doondta hai | Ojos asi
Lifted LSB!
Koi nahin aisa [Film: Dillagi] <TC>
Lifted LSB from the 1968 hit by Tommy James and The Shondells, 'Mony mony'!
Listen to Koi nahin aisa | Mony mony
For trivia buffs: During the last half of the '60s, Tommy James & the Shondells were one of America's most successful pop acts, generating 14 Top 40 hits between 1966 and 1969. The group developed a heavier sound with the percussive 1968 hit 'Mony Mony' (created from the MONY - Mutual Of New York - Insurance Company building who's logo could be seen from Tommy's Manhattan apartment
Jahan Koi Pyar Ka [Film: Pyar Koi Khel Nahin (1999)] 
Inspired by the 1974 dance track, 'El Bimbo' by French composer Claude Morgan.
Listen to Pyar Koi Khel Nahin | El Bimbo
The original track has seen numerous instrumental versions and remixes ever since it became a chartbuster in 1974. Now, to give due credit to Jatin Lalit, they do seem to have played around with the original, enough to make it sound different. Incidentally, Anu Malik had used the same tune as an interlude in a track in the Akshay Kumar starrer, 'Zaalim' (the song was 'Ay yai ya, sorry sorry').
Pehli pehli baar jab [Film: Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1998)]
A blatant lift from the 1978 disco smash hit, 'Born to be alive' by Patrick Hernandez.
Listen to Pehli pehli baar jab | Born to be alive
Trivia on Patrick Hernandez: A former English teacher, Patrick Hernandez was born in France to a Spanish Father and an Australian-Italian. As Beatlemania struck in the mid sixties, he bought his first guitar when traveling in London. It was from here that he started a number of groups which began touring France. He was offered a gig as lead singer for a group in 1970 which indirectly led him to him being offered his first recording contract by a producer named Claude Francois. He declined due to him signing up as lead singer for a new band, Paris Palace Hotel. While writing material for the group's proposed first album, he wrote his signature tune 'Born to be Alive'. They recorded two singles but an album was never released. By 1976, the group split and Patrick changed careers by trying his hand at cow rearing!! But in 1978, when another producer, Jean Vanloo called him to Brussels to record the vocals on a track, Patrick played, in between recording sessions, Born to be Alive and the producer thought it could be a hit.

They record the track, but Vanloo decides to disco it up by cranking it up to 133 beats per minute and highlighting the drums. While it sounds good, the track is still missing something! Another ex-Paris Palace Hotel band member Herve Tholance, suggested that the song could be improved if they add a funky guitar riff that the Spencer Davis Group used on a live performance of Gimme Some Lovin'. With all the elements in place, it seems the single will be a smash hit! Unfortunately it isn't that easy, as no French music label wanted to release it! Patrcik and Jan decided to push it on Italian radio, where it becomes a monster hit. Patrick received a gold single for it in 1979 which prompted CBS France to sign him up. They quickly set up a promotional tour which helped the single rocket to the top of the disco charts. The promo tour ended in Chile in 1981 and helped Hernandez and 'Born to be Alive' sell over 23 million singles, with gold and platinum status from over 50 countries. He remained at number one in France for four months from April 1979 and was the first Frenchman to be awarded a Certified Gold Disc for US sales over 1 million. In February 1980, he was awarded a special trophy inscribed: "To Patrick Hernandez for transcending his rock roots by making Born to be Alive a disco hit" by Billboard Magazine.
Chak de [Film: Hum Tum (2004)]
The prominent, catchy hook is lifted from a Middle Eastern track, 'Yalla ya shabab' by Ragheb Alama (Album: 'Saharouny Leil', 2001).
Listen to Chak de | Yalla Ya Shabab
Also refer to other lifts of the same original - Indi-pop page: No. 6 and Anand Raaj Anand Page: No. 9
I'm the best/ Aur Kya [Film: Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000)]
This particular piece that appears in the 2nd stanza in 'I'm the best' and in the 2nd interlude in 'Aur kya', interestingly, is a direct lift from a part of the main title song of the 1968 MGM classic 'Chitty chitty bang bang'!
Listen to I'm the best piece | Aur Kya 2nd interlude | Chitty chitty bang bang piece
This seems more like a tribute to me, but given the amount of direct lifts Jatin Lalit have to their credit (?), words like tribute have no meaning, actually! This is a rather inconsequential (why do I use that word? Because, this piece which appears well at the end of a inner stanza does not in any way affect the main flow of the song. In other words, I do not believe that this particular piece could be the moot point for creating this song!) piece of inspiration could be Jatin Lalit's tribute to one of their favorite soundtracks! Hey...that sounds like a very decent way to describe plagiarism!
Trivia: 'Chitty chitty bang bang', the movie had music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Based on Ian Fleming's (yeah, the man behind James Bond!) original story, this children's musical classic is about a nutty single dad inventor, his two kids, and their amazing flying car. This was also produced by Bond film producer Albert Broccoli!

Another Trivia:
The movie 'Phir bhi dil hai hindustani' is in itself a poor remake of another poor trash, 'Switching Channels' (1988) starring Kathleen Turner and Burt Reynolds.
Yaara yaara [Film: Hum Tum (2004)/ Chanda chamke [Film: Fanaa (2006)]
Seems to be inspired from the middle eastern band Miami Group's 2000 track 'al-Samra Wil Beyda'
Listen to Yaara yaara | Chanda chamke | al-Samra Wil Beyda
Yup...the tune seems to be inspired even though there's enough additional stuff by Jatin Lalit to make a difference in both versions!
Ladki kyon [Film: Hum Tum (2004)]
Blatant lift from Lebanese singer Andy Madadian's 'Roya'.
Listen to Ladki kyon | Roya
We have by now established the fact that Jatin Lalit are incorrigible. Here's more dope to that - 2 lifts in one film from a single Middle Eastern album! Their 2004 score for Hum Tum not only has Miami Group's 'Al-samra wil beyda' in the form of the track, 'Yaara yaara' (that was not used in the movie and the tune was re-recycled in Fanaa as 'Chanda chamke') but also 2 lifts from Lebanese composer Ragheb Alameh's repertoire. One (Chak de) has already been documented. The other is, 'Ladki kyon' which borrows more-than-generously from the Ragheb-composed, 'Roya' that was sung by Iranian/ Armenian singer Andy Madadian. I do understand that Prasoon Joshi's lyrics are the main highlight of this track, but whatever little tune there is in this playful banter of a song rightly belongs to Ragheb! Now, Andy's 2000 album 'And my heart...' contains Roya. It also has 'Yalla', the original of 'Chak de', with composing credit to Ragheb, while Andy has sung it. So, in all probabilities, Jatin Lalit helped themselves with a 'dho lo, dhono muft', from this album. Ragheb's 'Yalla' did feature in his 2001 album, 'Saharouny Leil' too, as I had mentioned in the 'Chak de' listing
Aankhon mein tumhari [Film: Haasil (2003)]
Inspired by Alan Parsons Project's 'Psychobabble' from their 1982 album, 'Eye in the sky'.
Listen to Aankhon mein tumhari | Psychobabble
To give credit where its due, Jatin Lalit 'use' just the first two lines of the original - albeit blatantly - and work their way from there, in their inimitable style. The Hindi tune is very, very Jatin Lalit'ish - the sudden outburst in 'Baahon mein na tume ho' is something that one instantly associates with their musical style. Pretty interesting lift, this! Psychobabble was the first song to be recorded in the commercially super successful 'Eye in the sky' album and was composed almost a year before any other song was recorded in this album.


Anu Malik
Anand Milind
Anand Raaj Anand
Bappi Lahiri
Jatin Lalit
Kalyanji Anandji
Laxmikant Pyarelal
Nadeem Shravan
OP Nayyar
Pritam Chakravarty
Rajesh Roshan
RD Burman
Salil Chaudhry
SD Burman
Sandeep Chowta
Sanjeev Darshan
Shankar Jaikishen
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Yuvan S. Raja
Tamil - others

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