Bollywood music: 'Inspiration' on loop?

By HT

When you heard Aate Jaate from Maine Pyar Kiya, in the background you couldn’t help but hear Stevie Wonder crooning I Just Called To Say I Love You. That was 1989 but is the story any different in 2013?

Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera is the latest context for which Bollywood music industry is back in the witness box. The jury is still out though.

The poetic track Shikayatein, falling well in place with the picturesque cinematography, falls face front in terms of originality (or so it has been said). The song echoes a track composed by Rachel Portman for the 2011 Anne Hathaway starrer, One Day.

Motwane told Indian Express in an interview: “Amit is too sincere to plagiarise. He came up with the theme without knowing about the film and as opposed to Portman's four notes, our theme has five. But