Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ASAD - 85

Originally posted on rec.music.indian.misc in 1997

Allow me to return to one of my favourite topics of the first season of ASAD. Lyrics Plagiarism. Yet another case. Have you heard this song from Vijaypath (MD Anu Malik, *ing Ajay Devgan, Tabbu).

der lagi aane me tumko, shukr hai phir bhi aaye to,
aas ne dil_ka saath na chhoda, waise hum ghabaraaye to

Who is the Lyricist ??? It's an exact copy of a Matla of a GHazal by Andaleeb Shaadani ! Not a single word has been changed !! Too much.

Once again, what do you think of such acts ? To me lyrics plagiarism is much worse than Music Plagiarism. When a MD copies, he still has to do some work. Arrange the orchestra, train the singers etc. But when a lyricist copies, he becomes a total parasite. Deplorable.

Anyway. Here is a nice sher from the same GHazal ....

taariKH = history

jhooth hai sab ! taariKH hamesha, apane_ko doharaati hai !
achchha ? mera KHWaab-e-jawaani, thodaasaa doharaaye to !
- Andaleeb Shadani

Asking History to repeat one's dream of youth is quite an interesting idea, isn't it ? It also indicates that for the poet, the dream was as good as reality. And now, it's history. Whatever way you look at it, it's an interesting sher.

- Abhay.
ASAD _also_ stands for "A Sher A Day" !

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