Many Netizens lambasted the composer Anu Malik for ‘imitating’ and ‘stealing’ from Israel’s national anthem and made fun of him. Anu Malik utilized the song “Mera Mulk Mera Desh”, for the 1996 movie Diljale, featuring Ajay Devgn and Sonali Bendre.
Artem Dolgopyat of Israel grabbed the country’s second gold medal at the Olympics in Tokyo. The video clip of him accepting his medal, with Israel’s national anthem “Hatikvah” streaming in the background swiftly went viral on social media.
However, Indians who were also hinged to their TV and Smartphone screens rooting for the country were in for a jolt. When the footage went viral, many Netizens had an “oh” response when they recognized the Israeli national song had a really identical sound.
The 90s youth on social media have been seized with emotion as they discovered that a music composer may have derived the idea for a patriotic song from some other country’s national anthem.
Anu Malik and Controversy Go Hand in Hand
Anu Malik is a well-known music composer who has generated multiple blockbuster tracks across all of the periods of his journey. He is well-known for songs such as ‘Tan Tana Tan Tan Tan Tara,’ Sandese Aate Hain , Baazigar O Baazigar, Chamma Chamma”, and so on.
The musician, on the other hand, already has his big share of conflicts. Several female singers, including Neha Bhasin, Shweta Pandit, and Sona Mohapatra herself, reportedly blamed him for sexual harassment during India’s #Metoo campaign. Anu Malik has withdrawn as a judge on Indian Idol amidst the #MeToo allegations. Meanwhile, he then produced a press conference claiming that all allegations were bogus and causing him extreme pain.
Anu Malik’s Name Buzzing in the Top Ten on Twitter
Netizens uncovered a resemblance between Israel’s national anthem and Anu Malik’s 1996 song Mera Mulk Mera Desh. Eventually, it wasn’t just one person nodding on this point, but so many, and Anu Malik’s name commenced buzzing in the top ten on Twitter.
Take a close look at their tweets and rebuttals to the criticism
— maadalaadlahere (@maadalaadlahere) August 2, 2021
The National anthem tune has some familiarity to the Indian song.. Mera Mulk Mera Desh?? Or is it just me? https://t.co/mwf2IzoKR0
— Maya (@Sharanyashettyy) August 1, 2021
Arre @The_AnuMalik Israel ka national anthem tak nahi chhoda aapne! Ye bhi copy kar daala? Hadd hai chori ki yaar!
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) August 1, 2021
So Anu Malik copied this music for mera mulk mera desh
— Khushboo Mattoo (@MattLaemon) August 1, 2021
Congratulations to ISR🇮🇱. Their national anthem is like similar to mera mulk mera desh indian song or its just only me feeling that. 🙂 https://t.co/wonUWVynxq
— saravjeet singh (@sarav_saini) August 1, 2021
Hence proved Anu Malik is legend in stealing music
He could easily win a Gold if there is any sports for it. https://t.co/3H5HHss9zy
— Shiv Mishra (@Shivmishra_27) August 1, 2021
Nobody in the World is Unique: Anu Malik
Anu Malik , a National award -winning composer, who is often condemned for stealing music. He stated in a previous interview-
“nobody in the world is unique because there are only seven notes that composers can play with to craft their own tunes”.
If we glance back in past, various songs motivated R.D. Burman. We have to improvise with the notes and come up with our own ideas.