Tag Archive for Bollywood

Indian composer accused of plagiarizing the Jewish State’s National Anthem

The post of Israel’s National Anthem being played at the Olympics has gone viral due to the accusations, with a deluge of comments accusing Malik of plagiarizing the Jewish State’s ‘Hatikva’ for his song.
– Listen… decide for yourself!

By Dan Verbin


A well known Bollywood musical director is being accused by social media users of ing Hatikva, the Israeli national anthem, for a song he composed in 1996, with fans of Indian cinema joking the composer should get a gold metal for his effort, reported the Tribune English-language daily.

The alleged similarities between Anu Malik’s song “Mera Mulk Mera Desh” and Hatikva were only discovered when gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won Israel’s second-ever gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics over the weekend. Continue Reading »

VIDEO: Birthright brings Indian Jews to Israel, with ‘Bollywood Production’ in Jerusalem

WATCH The group’s 19 Birthright participants hailing from various areas of India take Jerusalem by surprise with their flash mob rendition of a Bollywood production.
– “I got goosebumps,”  admired Hebron Bamnolkar, 22, from Mumbai, when telling of his visit to the Western Wall.



Bollywood flash mobs are not a feature of your average Birthright group, but the annual Indian group that traveled to Israel this month made sure to share part of their culture with the locals, as well as soaking up Israeli culture and having meaningful first-time experiences of the Holy Land.

Birthright participants from India dancing the night away in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »