Bollywood ripped off yet another Pakistani oldie and Netizens are furious. Nora Fatehi’s ‘Zaalima Coca Cola’ is a remake of Noor Jehan’s hit from in 1986 Punjabi film ‘Chan Te Soorma’.
The track has over 10 million views within one day of its release, as people are watching the music video to see what Netizens are irked about.
— Saman Siddiqui (@Ssiddiquisaman) July 28, 2021
— Saeed Khan (@saedkhn) July 29, 2021
Netizens are not happy with the Indian remake of the iconic Noor Jehan song. To add to their anger, the track by the legendary Pakistani songstress is featured in a jingoistic film, Bhuj: The Pride of India.
The movie glorifies the event of the 1971 war between India and Pakistan.
Basically this is Pakistani song copied in bollywood’s anti Pakistan movie 😂 https://t.co/1OcfTvtavc
— ابرارڈوگر (@abrar_dogar_) July 30, 2021
Zaalima Coca Cola has another remake, by Pakistani artists Meesha Shafi and Umair Jaswal for Coke Studio back in 2016. The Indian rendition is sung by Shreya Ghoshal with Nora Fatehi in the music video.
To say fans of the original iconic track are displeased with the remake is an understatement.
They literally butchered one of my favourite Pakistani song. https://t.co/lpj2fEamSZ
— Hasnain (@Hasnain03087996) July 29, 2021
Despite the very obvious remake, no credits were given to the original creators. Naturally, Pakistanis are irked by the disrespect towards the Queen of Melody. The reactions range from anger to memes.
After listening Zaalima Coca Cola by Tanishk Bagchi
* Le Coca Cola pic.twitter.com/pNJMB3IySE
— Sonali Tewari (@SonaliTewari4) July 28, 2021
— (Syed Amar Musa) سید امر موسیٰ (@xa_PAKHTOON_yam) July 29, 2021
It would be better if you ask for "Fantastic Tea" ☕
— Abdul Rehman (@im_abdalrehman) July 30, 2021
Additionally, Nora Fatehi wore a locket with the numbers ‘786’ during the song considered holy symbolism for South Asian Muslims. This only adds to the idea that using a Noor Jehan song for an anti-Pakistan movie was deliberate.
"Zaalima Cocacola Pila De" a song conveniently taken from Pakistani music industry from the 80s in a full on Pakistan bashing movie without any depth in character Bhuj: The Pride of India
— #PerezOut (@PerezDimision) July 29, 2021
This song is in #BhujThePrideOfIndia , an anti-Pakistan film and yet, they’ve stolen #ZaalimaCocaCola , which is a PAKISTANI SONG. The hypocrisy level is high. I don’t play these India vs. Pakistan games but there’s something very much unethical here. 🙄🤦🏽♀️ https://t.co/reJNbG6lVH
— SophiaQ (@SophiaAQ) July 28, 2021
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