Did AR Rahman Copy Airtel Tune From Hans Zimmer?

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  1. RajaPraveen

    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    Did AR Rahman Copy Airtel Tune From Hans Zimmer?
    Listen to both the tunes carefully before jumping into conclusion and answer, i have a surprise information after we get some replies.​
     
  2. JD666

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    Knowing Rahman, I doubt it.

    However AFAIK, the Airtel tune was in existence before Rahman re-did it. So if the tune was copied, it was copied by the person who created the tune before Rahman.

    Whats the info?
     
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    The info is on the way, i shall post that when we get more replies, but what i want to know is when you listen to the music in this you tube clip does the last samurai music and air tel tune sound the same?
     
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    It is definitely copied or as they say in India. inspired from it !
    I would like to know th ereal truth from Raja ;)
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    It does sound similar. But then again Airtel tune existed before rahman worked it. So the original composer could be accused of copying.
     
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    It does not sound similar to me at all except for the both the composers using similar kind or same instrument, but the interesting fact is rahman composed this airtel signature tune in 2002 while the last samurai came out in 2003 December.

    Most people who uploaded a few of this airtel and hans zimmer comparison video did not know the fact and thought he released the tune in 2005 or 2006 but this tune is mentioned in airtel's growth statagy document from 2002.

    I also believe hans zimmer did not copy as well, single out the tone played by that instrument using some audio tool on both tunes and you will know they are very different.
     
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  7. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    The song shakalaka baby was first done by inner circle.
    Waise bhee, we treat AR and sachin as holy cows!!!!
     
  8. RajaPraveen

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    Of course we do, because both have great track record. :)

    Rahman has indeed used bits and pieces of music from many other compositions of various musicians around the globe,one can call it copy or inspiration or using any other term they want.This particular piece i think both hans zimmer's and rahman's sound very different to my ears.

    I personally like a few film composers in India,C.Ramachandra,M.S.Vishwanathan,S.D Burman and Rahman but for me the one who stands out is Illayaraja.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Well, track record is great. But people not willing to listen to criticism is bad. I mean these people are human and I am entitled to criticize them since they are public figures but as soon as I do that everyone hangs their panties in the bunch.
     
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    Illayaraja and Rahman for me...
     
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    Vinny RAID Rookie

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    I am not sure about the copy but Hans Zimmer (from Germany :) ) he is a true Legend in electronic music!. have you heard his music on "Rainman" the Movie
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Did I tell you guys that I was in same theatre as HANS ZIMMER himself and he was sitting 2 rows behind me. It was one of the OMG moments of my life.
     
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    when and where mate?
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I cannot tell you more details besides the fact that it was screening of to be released movie in London, one of my friend has worked on this movie.
     
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    have u heard this classic from Mr. Zimmer?

     
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