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11 Bollywood Songs That You Didn't Know Were Copied Or 'Inspired' From Pakistan

Image credits: T-Series

Image credits: T-Series

Warning: Major heartbreak ahead.

Consider this-- an Indian music director blatantly copied Pakistan's patriotic song "Dil Dil Pakistan" and turned it into an eerily similar version "Dil Dil Hindustan" and thought he would get away with it.

Long before the World Wide Web existed, content "creators" across the globe had the liberty to simply "lift" the viral stuff floating around in space without the fear of being called out by their fans and followers across social media.

Needless to say, our Hindi film industry aka Bollywood has had a long and illustrious history of plagiarism.

From Laxmikant-Pyarelal to Rajesh Roshan, to O. P. Nayyar to Nadeem-Shravan, to Bappi Lahiri to *catches breath* R.D. Burman, our music legends have taken some serious inspirations when it came to producing "original" music.

With the help of Twitter user-- Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze), we have compiled a list of Hindi songs that were directly lifted or "inspired" from Pakistani music.

Copied/Inspired:

1) "Hawa Hawa" -- Mubarakan / Gourov-Roshin (2017)

Original:

"Hawa Hawa" -- Hassan Jahangir (1987)

Copied/Inspired:

2) "Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai" -- Khalnayak (1993) / Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Original:

"Raat Dey Bara Wajje" -- Do Badan(1974) Noor Jehan / M. Ashraf

Copied/Inspired:

3) "Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast" -- Mohra (1994) / Viju Shah

Original:

"Mast Mast" -- Bari Nizami / Qawwali performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Copied/Inspired:

4) "Aahun Aahun" -- Love Aaj Kal(2009) / Pritam

Original:

"Kadi te has bol ve" -- Shaukat Ali / (1984)

Copied/Inspired:

5) "Achha Sila Diya Tune Mere Pyar Ka" -- Bewafa Sanam (1995) / Nikhil, Vinay, Milind Sagar

Original:

"Koi Nawaan Lara La Ke" -- Vichhora (1970) / Ghulam Ahmed Chishti, Noor Jehan

Copied/Inspired:

6) "Mera Piya Ghar Aaya" -- Yaraana (1995) / Anu Malik

Original:

"Mera Piya Ghar Aaya" -- Baba Bulleh Shah (18th century) / Qawwali performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Copied/Inspired:

7) "Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai" -- Souten Ki Beti (1989) / Vedpal

Original:

"Ye Jo Halka Halka" -- Anwar Farrukhabadi / Ghazal performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Copied/Inspired:

8) Mujhe Ek Pal Chain Na -- Judaai (1997) / Nadeem-Sharavan

Original:

"Sanu Ek Pal Chain Na Aave" -- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Copied/Inspired:

9) "Kitna Pyara Tujhe Rab Ne Banaya" -- Raja Hindustani (1996) / Nadeem - Shravan

Original:

"Kinna Sohna Tenu Rab Ne Banaya" -- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Copied/Inspired:

10. "Munni Badnaam Hui" -- Dabangg (2011) / Lalit Pandit

Original:

"Larka Badnaam Hua Haseena Tere Liye" -- Mr Charlie (1992)

Copied/Inspired:

11. "Dil Dil Hindustan" -- Yaadon Ke Mausam (1990)

Original:

"Dil Dil Pakistan" -- Vital Signs / Junaid Jamshed (1989)