SOTD: Tamally Ma’ak – Amr Diab

Check out the hit song Tamally Ma’ak by Amr Diab on his birthday.

The song was copied/plagiarized as Kaho Na Kaho in the movie Murder.

“‘Kaho na kaho’ is sung by Pakistani singer Amir Jamal and is his composition from his 2003 album by the same name. If you had heard the song, you’d have noticed Arabic lyrics that goes, ‘…tamally ma’ak’. And there lies the twist! This song was originally composed by Sherif Tag (lyrics by Ahmed Ali Mousa) and sung by Arabic singer Amr Diab under the name (what else?) ‘Tamally Ma’ak’ in the year 2000 (from the album of the same name). Amir Jamal simply lifted this song and added Hindi lyrics and used it in his album. This song has also found its way in to ‘Murder’, thanks to the Bhatts! Its one thing to copy a song with no credit whatsoever to its original composer and its completely another thing to use the same title/ lyrics in the copied version!” Link

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6 Comments
  1. aryan 5 years ago

    It seems India break the world record in terms of copying Music, Songs and Movies.

  2. Anjanpur685Miles 5 years ago

    @aryan

    Yes, but that is just because we produce more movies yearly than anyone else for more diverse population.

    Besides that, concept of “copyright/patent” in western world is very different than our musical tradition (folk/classical). (Not saying that these recent / young copycats who copy bit by bit know any of our music tradition – but overall western world loves “ownership” concept so much that I find it futile and shallow in a creative world)

  3. Anjanpur685Miles 5 years ago

    ^ And when I say “our tradtion” I mean Indian subcontinent music tradition – which covers many countries (not the subcontinent geographically but musically&culturally).

  4. Nawa 5 years ago

    I’m in love with this guy… muuuaaah.

  5. John Galt 5 years ago

  6. alfa.one 5 years ago

    Lovely song ! I have seen one concert of Amr Diab where he said about the song from murder and tried to sing few lines (hindi) also.

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