Indians troll Anu Malik for plagiarising Israel’s national anthem for the song ‘Mera Mulk Mera Desh’ from the 1996 film Diljale.
It took 25 years and an Olympic gold for Indians to realize that Anu Malik had copied “Mera Mulk Mera Desh”!
It all started on Sunday when all of a sudden Anu Malik started to trend on Twitter after Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won the country’s second-ever gold medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020.
As soon as the Israeli Natation Anthem, ‘Hatikvah’, was played, Indian social media users were quick to notice the similarity with their own patriotic song composed by Anu Malik.
Since then Indians are trolling the Bollywood composer Anu Malik who has been accused of plagiarising in the past as well.
“Israel won their second-ever Gold at Olympics and Indians ended up remembering Anu Malik,” a Twitter user joked.
“I was today years old when I realized Anu Malik plagiarised Israel national anthem. What… shamelessness is this man. How sad,” a Twitter user commented.
“Anu Malik just simply didn’t copy Israel national anthem in 1996 film Diljale song. It needs years of research and analysis to find out which country isn’t going to win medals for years. Visionary man,” another Twitter user said.
“Anu Malik, you copied Israeli’s national anthem music & composed Mera Desh, Mera Mulk Mera yeh watan? Anu Malik needs an Olympic gold medal for plagiarism,” a tweet read.
Check out a few reactions below:
Never-ending trail of copies!— sharmistha ghosal (@sharmidas) August 2, 2021
Anu Malik copied from Hatikvah, which in turn was copied from a Romanian Folk song, which also borrowed tunes fron a 16th century Italian folk tune called La Mantovana#AnuMalik
Anu Malik just simply didn't copy Israel national anthem in 1996 film diljale song. It needs years of research and analysis to find out which country isn't going to win medals for years. Visionary man.#AnuMalik— Prashant Shah (@prashshah) August 2, 2021