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The Bollywood connection

There are covers, and then there are rip-offs. Under normal circumstances the following would fall into the former category, however credits accompanying the video put it squarely into the latter:

Song : Aisa Zakhm Diya Hai
Music : Anu Malik

No mention of the co-authors. Were there any? Let’s see…

Yup, this appears to be a rip-off of a rip-off, of a rip-off 😉

Thanks to raj kishore for the heads up.

22 Comments to “The Bollywood connection”:

  1. 1
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Please may I have
    5 papadam with mango chutney
    5 lamb Samoa
    1 X children korma 1 X Prawns tikka masala
    2 X pints of kingfisher

  2. 2
    MacGregor says:

    Curiosity just killed this cat for a nano second. Was I just hallucinating? Something weird just happened.
    Oh, it was this great music clip, awesome! Cheers.

  3. 3
    George Martin says:

    Well that’s a few minutes of my life I will never get back!

  4. 4
    kraatzy110 says:

    oh shit …. I dont wanna hear it more time



  5. 5
    AnthonyC says:


  6. 6
    Mike Mazur says:

    That is the most horrific music and video I have ever seen in my life!!!!!!

  7. 7
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    I think any time a Purple song is used for anything it’s AWESOME! Come on guys… It wasn’t all that bad.

  8. 8
    Janbl says:

    Bombay calling, anyone?

  9. 9
    Pieter van der Velde wzn says:

    Now that is what you can call “Bombay Calling”😁

  10. 10
    Dr. Bob says:

    I usually like DP covers, but this was one of the worst. That they claim that they wrote the music is criminal.

  11. 11
    MacGregor says:

    What about Bollywood rock ‘n roll from Jon Lord’s Before I Forget album. surely that was a typo with the H instead of a B. Maybe It’s a Beautiful Day has travelled full circle. It’s all too much. Cheers.

  12. 12
    Gary Poronovich says:

    Anyone catch Supertramps “School ” around the 4 minute mark? Like a train wreck, I`m not sure if I should look away or continue! Wow!

  13. 13
    Arthur says:

    Ah well, Purple ripped it off first!

  14. 14
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I think DP need to be very, very quiet about the true origins of this song. As do It’s A Beautiful Day by the way. And if there is one nation that may reclaim this song, then it is indeed India. Vince Wallace brought the tune from a trip to India and “wrote” it first, listen here at 1:50 …


    He taught the melody to David LaFlamme, the violinist of It’s A Beautiful Day while gigging with him as a duo. LaFlamme “inherited” the song and on the It’s A Beautiful Day album initially credited it – Zeppelin-style – only to himself, until Wallace forced him to a co-credit which later editions of the sleeve feature.

    Then DP got their grubby little hands on it and of course turned it into a rock classic. The bird, in this case a magpie, had flown indeed.

    But for all we know, the melody might be an age-old Indian folk song Vince Wallace first heard on his travels there. So in a way, Tandoori chickens have come home to roost.

  15. 15
    Tony says:


  16. 16
    MacGregor says:

    On a more serious note, if that is at all possible in regards to this ‘song’, it does travel further than the Bombay Calling intro that Purple ‘borrowed’. It seems like a deliberate rip off of Child in Time during the first few minutes. Does anyone take legal action over this & is it worth going down that path? What would be interesting in today’s music world would be if this happened to a genuine Led Zeppelin composition, for example Kashmir. Would Jimmy Page venture down a path that he may not want to travel, in regards to litigation etc. Food for thought or has this scenario already occurred somewhere? Maybe we should get Ed Sheeran to do a version. NO don’t, what am I suggesting? Cheers.

  17. 17
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Well, Led Zep never did anything about Still of the Night, so they must have kinda surrendered their intellectual property? ; – ) Or maybe it was guilt? In any case, we must be thankful to them until Kingdom Come.


    Greta has a fleeting thought to add …


    But let’s not get into a slam-fest re bands that copied other bands. While it is beyond me why anybody would want to voluntarily sound like Led Zep, both these bands do/did it well.

    Still of the Night, otoh, never did much for me. When I first heard it, I thought “Christ, what is David doing to his voice, he’ll never be able to replicate this live!” (and he wasn’t, at least on no live recording of the song I know of). I liked Is it Love much better, because you could actually recognize his voice.

    Back to the original topic, I think it speaks for DP that they are not going bonkers about a partial use of Child in Time as an accompaniment to a Bollywood dance scene hardly destined for the ages. If I was Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/(estate of) Lord/Paice, I wouldn’t be unduly worried either. Slum Dog Millionaire this does not seem to be.

  18. 18
    Bo Finn Poulsen says:

    I find it ok. For sure not Purple, but very fine with me.
    Then the riff are not Purples, but you can read about that in Uwes reply (14)

  19. 19
    Zephyr says:

    So that’s the delta variant!

  20. 20
    John English says:

    Perhaps Dipak Rao sold the song to Bollywood before authorities caught him and threw him in jail.

  21. 21
    Buttockss says:

    The Indians love Purple.

  22. 22
    Saul Evans says:

    The link above is from 1975. How close is this to the original 1962 version, or has this 1975 version been influenced by post 62 versions?

    You’d really need to hear the ’62 version to measure how much was used by A beautiful day and Purple.

    For me the Purple version is the only one that doesn’t sound like a poor demo, and I love jazz.

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