Topic started by Isai Rasigan (@ 22.214.171.124) on Wed Apr 17 15:13:31 EDT 2002.
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Recently I was listening to a song (Poo Virinjachu) from the movie 'Mugavari' by Deva. I was stunned to see that, this song was an exact copy of 'That thing you do' by 'One hit Oneders'.
My question is, Deva seems to be a nice and God Fearing person. Do MDs like him copy just because they ran out of tunes or because of pressures from producers/directors?
- From: magix (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Wed Apr 17 22:02:50 EDT 2002
pozhaikarathukku vera vazhi illai!!
sontha sarakku illaina, import seinje agavendum!
- From: purv (@ )
on: Mon Dec 23 11:44:14 EST 2002
Well, I suppose it's not possible to come out with anything 100 PERCENT original. MDs may inadvertantly copy each other's works.
On second thought, if something good comes out, everyone wants to copy it so that they can claim it theirs.
- From: peeps (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Mon Dec 23 12:01:36 EST 2002
Deva is a God fearing person coz his mother had told a story during Deva's childhood days that if we steal(abase,Suttukinu,loutikinu) something from somebody else God will punish(Night thungunmbothu vanthu kanna kuthidum) you.So as long as Deva copies he will be a God fearing person.:-)
Dont ask me why ARR and IR were also God fearing..:-)
- From: Aalavandhan (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Mon Dec 23 12:08:57 EST 2002
ARR and IR are not just God-fearing.
They are actually Deva-Fearing, and believe me, the fear is real. :)
- From: Genius (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Mon Dec 23 14:54:36 EST 2002
Aalavanthan.... hahahahaha.... nice wit!
- From: Kupps (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Tue Dec 24 01:43:46 EST 2002
"Well, I suppose it's not possible to come out with anything 100 PERCENT original. "
But well its is very much possible to be atleast 50% original most of the time in one's career.
- From: Aalavandhan (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Tue Dec 24 04:51:24 EST 2002
I suppose Deva has been 50% original.
The problem is no one wants to hear THAT 50%.
Genius - :)
- From: C~P (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Tue Dec 24 06:48:34 EST 2002
u mean Deva has been producing original stuff in the past 2yrs or so?? :)
- From: Pradeep R (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Thu Dec 26 00:19:23 EST 2002
Copying is pressure which MDs have to live with. I personally feel that the top MDs like ARR and IR have the freedom to give their own music whereas others live under the pressure of "delivering". Which is why u find least instances of lifting from the above ppl. However, it must be said that it is a diferent ball game in HFm where every MD tries to be the first in lifting.......which is why we have had 7 versions of Mukkala Mukkabla....
MDs like nadeem-shravan and Anand milind have made a fortune lifting Tamil, Western asian and Pakistani songs......The less said about Anu Malik, the better........I always feel that the National Award to him is a disgrace to the award in itself........
- From: OISG (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Thu Dec 26 02:52:05 EST 2002
Deva s decline in the last 2 years ..i always wondered why?
He started original music OR
Mani Sharma does Deva s erstwhile job better!
3 MDs -Mani sharma & Barani & Bharadwaj are out fill Deva s profile.I think that is a credit to Deva!
- From: C~P (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Fri Dec 27 04:23:00 EST 2002
wat about SAR?? .... i know he has ONLY one tune .... but can u clarify if even that is his? :)
btw....Deva composing original tunes.....even the sun may rise in the west..... :)
neways...as u sed deva shud be happy that hes achieved sumthin!!
- From: Mumbai Ramki (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Fri Dec 27 06:31:33 EST 2002
Asi read in one interview ,the producer asks the producer asks the MD to copy a song ..Otherwise how can u explain Ullathai alli tha songs -al the 6 songs are bit by bit copies !!!!!
That's why songs of big MDs are orginal ...
Of ocurse this is not the only reason !!!
- From: Sam (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Mon Dec 30 16:22:01 EST 2002
All those tamil mds who copy will be sued by american music companies. Then tfm will go out of business. All tfm mds are copycats. Only Ilayraja makes own music. But he is too old.
- From: C~P (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Tue Dec 31 07:11:23 EST 2002
>>Only Ilayraja makes own music. But he is too old.<<
- From: dev (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Tue Dec 31 22:49:33 EST 2002
american companies won't sue tfm. it's too much trouble -- you'd have to prove copying in an INDIAN court, and the settlement would have to be divided by fifty anyway (Rs. 50 = $1.00). many americans already KNOW they've been copied -- they just figure, "it's a different market, doesn't hurt us, it's okay." That's what I'm told director Jonathan Lynn (who directed "The Whole Nine Yards") said when he found out it had been remade in Hindi as "Awaraa Pagalaa Deewaanaa."
so indians have carte blanche to copy.
so there will be no originality.
so WE (listeners) will pay the price.
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