Saturday, July 31, 2021

Bhuj's Zaalima Coca Cola is actually a Pakistani lift

Patriotic war drama film Bhuj: The Pride of India’s chart buster song Zaalima Coca Cola featuring Nora Fatehi is actually a plagiarised version of a song sung by the legendary Pakistani singer Noor Jehan for the Punjabi film Chan TeSoorma. Directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya and starring Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Nora Fatehi and Sonakshi Sinha among others, the movie is slated for an OTT release on Disney plus Hotstar on August 13.

The song which has taken the internet by storm and has received more than 10 million views within one day of its release is a third remake of the song and crooned by Shreya Ghoshal. It was remade again in 2016 by Pakistani artists Meesha Shafi and Umair Jaswal after the original in 1986.

While Indian fans may love the song with Nora grooving with some killer facial expressions, it did not gel well with all as Twitterati's weren't impressed. Regardless of whether credit has been given or not, Twitterati's are angry on Bollywood copying a Pakistani song again and that too for a movie which is anti-Pakistan. 

It might be interesting to note that the upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’ is loosely based on the 1971 war between Pakistan and India. While there may be a lot of Pak bashing in the movie, the makers didn’t mind lifting a song from the other part of the border and using it to their benefit. However, what one fails to understand is are Bolly lyricists that bad that the makers had to resort to a song from one whom they would be bashing in their film? One fails to understand. 

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