After Israel won their first-ever Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics, Anu Malik booked a spot on Twitter. The reason has something to do with Israel’s national anthem.
Anu Malik booked a spot on Twitter trends list on Monday after Israel won its first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020. Why, you may ask? Well, after Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won Israel’s first-ever Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics, as is ritual, the country’s flag was raised and their national anthem Hatikvah was played. However, desi Twitter had a field day making memes and cracking hilarious jokes after it realised that the Anu Malik-composed song Mera Mulk Mera Desh from the film Diljale is actually copied from Israel’s national anthem Hatikvah.
Don’t believe us? Well, you should watch this video from Tokyo Olympics 2020.
— maadalaadlahere (@maadalaadlahere) August 2, 2021
ABOUT THE FILM
Diljale released in 1996 and starred Ajay Devgn, Madhoo and Sonali Bendre in the lead roles. Directed by Harry Baweja, Ajay played the role of a terrorist in the film while Sonali played his love interest. The film also featured Parmeet Sethi, Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover and Amrish Puri in supporting roles. The film garnered positive reviews up on release.
ABOUT THE SONG MERA MULK MERA DESH
Anu Malik was the music composer of Diljale. The film had eight tracks and its music was a huge hit with the people. The song Mera Mulk Mera Desh appears on several occasions in the film.
Watch the song from Diljale here:
Anu Malik became the fodder for hilarious memes and jokes after netizens realised that his song Mera Mulk Mera Desh is actually copied from Israel’s national anthem. Several Twitter users called out the music composer for blatantly copying a country’s national anthem.
Check out some of the hilarious comments below:
— Tadkamarkey 2.0 🇮🇳 (@AnilPil63050188) August 1, 2021
— Mohit Dogra🇮🇳 (@Dmohit36Dogra) August 2, 2021
— Laluwitharana #Tokyo2020 (@laluwitharana) August 1, 2021