If you've caught the promo of producer Sajid Nadiadwala's film
Heyy Baby, you'll know what I am talking about. The promo
has Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Fardeen Khan complaining
about women. It shows that in the film they all get overawed by
actress Vidya Balan. But if you have a sharp ear then you will
notice is from a well-known song.
The base line, the rhythm, the strumming ...I had the song on
the tip of my tongue before I got it right. The song is a clean
lift of "This Love" by US band Maroon Five. Earlier we had a case
of Himesh Reshammiya lifting off a Nokia ring tone - but not much
noise has been made about it. Other cases are Pretty Woman in
Kal Ho Na Ho, A Shankar Ehsaan Loy composition. It was
exactly like the orignal.
Of course it was nothing like the Roy Orbison orignal version
but seriously are our music directors void of any creativity at all
or should we look deeper for composers who are capable of actually
composing their own tunes rather than blatantly lifting it off
Western music songs.
If you really like the song, atleast do it the right way guys.
Give the credit to the people who went through the pain of actually
composing the much better done orignals. The film has a number of
star special appearances in the form of Malaika Arora, Shamita
Shetty, Dia Mirza, Amrita Rao, Neha Dhupia, and many more