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Is ‘Besharam Rang’ A Product Of Plagiarism? : Netizens Find Uncanny Similarities With Jain’s Makeba

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The first song from Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback film ‘Pathaan’ named ‘Besharam Rang’ dropped on Monday, December 12. The song has received all sorts of reactions; while many have already termed it a chartbuster of the year, others have criticised it for several aspects. However, a huge section of the fans have started drawing comparisons of the song with many other famous songs, for instance, 2015 hit Makeba by Jain.

People have found uncanny similarities between the two songs. Makeba gained worldwide popularity after it was featured in Levi’s commercial. Produced by Yodelice, the song is a product of an African music subgenre known as Amapion. The song carries a strong social message and it is an ode to South African activist Miriam Makeba.

Besharam Rang Song Out: जारी हुआ पठान का 'बेशरम रंग' सॉन्ग, छाया दीपिका  पादुकोण का मोनोकिनी अवतार - Pathaan first song Besharam Rang released  starring Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan, watch

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A still from Makeba by Jain

Miriam Makeba was famous for blending different styles of music, including jazzy and electronics. Primarily associated with Afropop and jazz, her music attached to her cause reached foreign lands. The commercial popularity of Jain helped the legendary vocalist’s music and cause go worldwide.

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Netizens have reacted to the claim. It has added to the negative criticism that the song is receiving online. Besides Makeba, many have also drawn parallels between Besharam Rang and Siddhart Anand’s previous song, ‘Ghungroo’.

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