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“Begunaah” (1957) was a movie whose story was plagiarised from an American movie namely “Knock on Wood” (1954). Plagiarisation from foreign movies have been going on from olden days and filmakers indulge in it with impunity even today. It would seem that “Begunaah” (1957) was the only movie which has even been penalised for this act. When Paramount Pictures, the makers of “Knock on Wood” (1954) came to know about the fact that “Begunaah” (1957) was copied from their movie, they look legal action in a Bombay court. Much to the astonishment of Indian movie fraternity and legal circles, the Indian court ordered the destruction of all copies of “Begunaah” (1957). The movie, which was already released, had to be withdrawn from movie halls and the prints were destroyed. all this happened quite swiftly. The court gave its decision within six weeks of filint the case and the prints were destroyed in another three months time.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Old age too has some advantages. You have seen or done something long long ago, which is a part of History or a matter of wonder and awe for the younger generation. The cicumstances and social set up has undergone a sea change in the last 50-60 years. As such this period is equal to 2-3 generations(30 years=1 generation) and no wonder if things are topsy-turvy and 180 degrees changes have taken place.
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Plagiarism, or what is euphemistically called “taking inspiration” is nothing new for hindi movies. We have instances of movies which have been lifted frame by frame from movies from some other countries, and that too without acknowleding the fact. And in case people come to know about such acts, the makers of the plagiarised movie are often quite defiant about it and refuse to acknowledge the fact.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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