Following my previous post, I received an e-mail asking for the song that contains the ‘Stotram’. Here is the scene employs the theme as part of the background score(skip the fight sequence).
While I’m at it, let me throw in a bonus scene. Below is the umbrella scene which I was referring to in the previous post.
You must be wondering as to why I made a whole new post for a couple of videos, smart have become you I see(sorry for the Yoda dialog). While searching for the above videos I found something else as well, which seemed very interesting. It appears that while this tune plays in my car and I blame the industry for not giving the music director the respect he deserves, it wasn’t his in the first place!
I’ll play devils advocate for a while and support this type of stuff. The reason being that the original composition and this one cater to totally different markets and never cross lines. Also the original composer isn’t losing out on his daily bread but definitely stands a chance to earn some more. Now if this tune was stolen by a local composer then the creator loses revenue that he would have got by selling them. Also an Indian composer cannot be tried in a German court and this gives our composers the free hand to lift tunes. I really liked it when A.R.Rahman was credited for ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya‘ that was used in ‘Inside man’, apparently it doesn’t work the other way round. The best argument I can come up with is, ‘The Indian audience doesn’t listen to German/Korean/African music, and so our composers listen to them’.
I rest my case…