Pippa Song Controversy: Ishaan Khattar starrer film ‘Pippa’ has recently come into controversy. Composer AR Rahman is being criticized for not using Bengali poet Nazrul Islam’s patriotic song “Karar Oi Lauho Kopat” properly for this war drama, on which the film makers have given clarification.
Pippa Song Controversy: Oscar winner music composer AR Rahman has recently been embroiled in controversy regarding a song from the film ‘Pippa’ starring Ishaan Khattar and Mrunal Thakur. The singer and composer composed his own version of Bengali poet Nazrul Islam’s patriotic song ‘Karar oi louho kopat’ for this war drama film. However, he had to face a lot of criticism for this. After the criticism, the makers of ‘Pippa’ have given their clarification on social media.
Late Kalyani Kazi, daughter of poet Nazrul, had signed the licensing agreement for the song. His son Anirban Qazi was a witness to this agreement in 2021. In protest against the change in the tune of the song, Anirban has demanded that the family’s name be removed from the credit line of the song of the film. Netizens are also angry with the change in the song. In such a situation, the makers of ‘Pippa’ have issued a statement on social media.
On Monday, Roy Kapur Films on its official Instagram handle clarified the controversy over Nazrul Islam’s patriotic song ‘Karar Oi Lauho Kopat’ in AR Rahman’s ‘Pippa’.
Film makers gave clarification
The Instagram post reads, “In response to the ongoing debate over the song ‘Karaar Oy Lauho Kopat’, the producers, director and composer of the film ‘Pippa’ would like to clarify that our rendition of the song is an honest artistic interpretation, which is required to obtain the necessary adaptation rights.” Made only after. We took steps to produce this song faithfully following the spirit of the license agreement for the song, as duly signed by Late Smt. Kalyani Kazi and witnessed by Mr. Anirban Kazi.
Film makers apologized for hurting sentiments
In the statement, the producers further apologized for hurting sentiments and said, “Our intention was to pay homage to the cultural significance of the song while adhering to the terms set out in our agreement, which allowed us to use the song with a new composition.” Had given. We understand the audience’s emotional attachment to the original composition, and while all art is inherently subjective, if our song has hurt sentiments or unintentionally caused distress, we sincerely apologize.”
‘Pippa’ is a war drama film.
War drama ‘Pippa’, directed by Raja Krishna Menon and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, stars Ishaan Khattar, Mrunal Thakur, Priyanshu Painyuli and Soni Razdan. This film is based on the life of Captain Balram Singh Mehta of India’s 45 Cavalry Regiment. It was released direct-to-OTT on Amazon Prime Video on November 10.