The adventure comedy Jagga Jasoos, which stars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, has made headlines yet again. The film’s trailer and the first song got great response from the audience. And while the recently released second song ‘Galti se mistake’ was also being liked by the fans, a report about the song being copied started doing rounds in the media. Yes, you read it right.
The song, which is composed by Pritam and sung by Amit Mishra and Arijit Singh, is said to be ‘inspired’ from Mexican song ‘Inténtalo’. After the song was released amidst much fanfare, several media reports brought attention of the world to a Mexican pop DJ Trio that call themselves 3BallMTY.
The report said that both the songs have glaring similarities, however, no official complaint has been filed by the Mexican singers. Listen to the songs for yourself –
Meanwhile, the plagiarism claims have been denied by music producers of the song – DJ Phukan Sunny and Rohan Chauhan. A report in Koimoi.com said that the music producers have released a statement that said –
‘Galti Se Mistake is basically an arrangement that is totally based on Assamese Bihu, with lots of ‘pepa‘ (an Assamese folk instrument), ‘Bihu dhols’, ‘Gagana’ and is based on Bihu folk melodies. The similarity which a few people feel in the song might be just because we have used some samples of a licensed Cumbia tribal library to make it a little contemporary and more enjoyable to the common listeners, especially the young crowd… It hurts us from being alleged of plagiarism after making generally original music working day and night. Please don’t discourage someone who is creating something of their own. Constructive criticism or criticism in general, if people don’t like a track is absolutely fine. It helps us better our skills and learn from our mistakes but to have untrue allegations on our work is really very hurtful. It kills creativity and hence we request these people not to write anything before having enough knowledge and research on the subject just for the sake of publicity and fun.’
Well, it’s uncertain now as to what will happen next. A video was uploaded a YouTuber BapaoGiri, which claims to explain the similarities between the two songs –
What do you think?