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Plagiarised? Khasi musicians claim ‘Rock On 2’ song copied from local anthem

Members of the family of Late E Brektist R Wanswett declare his standard music Khynriam u Pnar, u Bhoi, u Struggle, was used within the not too long ago launched ‘Rock On 2’ with out credit score or permission. The track was apparently written throughout a distinguished hill state motion and is one in every of their most-beloved people tunes. The artiste’s household knew of the tune getting used within the film since February this yr and had issued a discover in native newspapers, which was apparently carried by the area’s widespread dailies. In a documentary known as Gwalia in Khasia, Brek and his household are seen singing the quantity, proving their aspect of their story.


Now that the film has hit the screens, the difficulty appears to have resurfaced. The monitor titled Hoi Kiw (Chalo Chalo) options Usha Uthup together with the favored band Summersault performing it.

Although producer Ritesh Sidhwani remained unavailable for a remark, the movie’s director Shujaat Saudagar advised us, “The rights of the track used within the film belong to the band Summersault from Meghalaya. They’ve even been credited for the observe within the movie’s album. The band has carried out this tune many occasions earlier than as effectively. It’s an unique composition by them. Sure, it’s from a people music however the band has performed the track on many platforms beforehand,
movies of which can be found on-line. That is only a means of stirring controversy across the film.”

In the meantime, the film recorded a dismal opening of Rs 2.02 crore on the ticket home windows. The producers blame it on the money deficit resulting from demonetisation. “Individuals are too caught up making an attempt to get money residence. Watching a film is the very last thing on their thoughts proper now. However I had no choice. We had despatched our prints abroad when the announcement got here by on Wednesday. In a rustic suffering from film piracy, we could not have risked letting the movie get leaked. I hope the scenario improves,” says Ritesh Sidhwani.

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