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'Pippa' Impresses People Despite Ongoing Controversy!

The movie showed the valor of the Indian army and how Pakistan committed atrocities in Bangladesh.

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   14 Nov 2023 11:20 AM GMT
Pippa Impresses People Despite Ongoing Controversy!

Talented young hero Ishaan Khatter and Mrunal Thakur's recent outing 'Pippa' which was released directly on Amazon Prime Video recently is garnering good response from the public. It has grabbed the top spot on the streaming platform already and there are positive reports from all over. This war drama is set in the backdrop of the 1971 India – Pakistan war.

The movie showed the valor of the Indian army and how Pakistan committed atrocities in Bangladesh. The performances and intense scenes are the biggest plus points of 'Pippa'. While the entire film crew is happy with the superb response, there is a controversy that forced them to issue a public statement.

AR Rahman who composed the music for this flick has reportedly used 'Karar Oi Louho Kopat' song which is written by the Bengali poet Nazrul Islam. The composer as well as the movie unit are facing a lot of backlash for not contacting the original writer and giving him his royalty along with taking her permission.

The production house released a statement that reads, "In light of the current discourse surrounding the song 'Karar Oi Louho Kopat' the producers, director, and music composer of the film Pippa wish to clarify that our rendition of the song is a sincere artistic interpretation, embarked upon only after securing the necessary adaptation rights from the estate of the Late Mr. Kazi Nazrul Islam."

They added, "We have deep respect for the original composition and for the Late Mr. Kazi Nazrul Islam, whose contribution to the musical, political and social landscape of the Indian subcontinent is immeasurable. This album was created as a tribute to the men and women who dedicated their lives to the liberation of Bangladesh and keeping in mind the sentiments of their struggle for freedom, peace and justice."

The statement further says, "We approached the making of this song by faithfully following both the letter and the spirit of the license agreement for the lyrics, as duly signed with the Late Mrs. Kalyani Kazi and witnessed by Mr. Anirban Kazi. We understand the emotional attachment that audiences may have to the original composition, and while all art is inherently subjective if our interpretation has hurt sentiments or caused unintended distress, we offer our sincere apologies."