Plagiarism : R.D. Burman’s Song Main Na Jhoot Bolun Copied from Pakistani Song

The great R.D. Burman plagiarized quite a few songs including some of his most famous ones like Mehbooba Mehbooba (Sholay) from Demis Roussosss’ ‘Say You Love Me’, ‘Milgaya Hum Ko Saathi’ (Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahin) from Abba’s ‘Mama Mia’ and more. But not many know about this one.

The song ‘Main Na Jhoot Bolun’ is from the movie Indrajeet (1991) starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jayapradha. The song was quite popular during those days. It is a copy of a Pakistani People’s Party song in praise of Benazir Bhutto called ‘Dilan Teer Bijan’ (1988). The singer is Shabana Noshi (mentioned here).


Here is the song ‘Main Na Jhoot Bolun’ from Indrajeet.


And here is the original song ‘Dilan Teer Bijan’.

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    sputnik 8 years ago


    This is completely my find. So you can complement me if you like it 😉

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    hithere 8 years ago
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      sputnik 8 years ago

      Thanks for the links. Yes I like the original more too.

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    Ritz 8 years ago

    RD Burman’s 1978 hit from Kasme Vaade “mile jo kadi kadi” sounds similar to a Pashto hit from Afghan by Ustad Arman.

    This song was released in 1968 (on Kaabul radio)

    Mile jo Kadi kadi (probably inspired):

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    sputnik 7 years ago

    Just found out from Ruby Roy ‏@kheksheyal on twitter that this song was also copied by Telugu Music directors Raj-Koti in this Chiranjeevi Song from Raja Vikramarka (1990)

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