‘Pyar ke Sadqay’ is a Pakistani drama that is being aired on Hum TV these days is quite popular among Pakistani drama lovers for its unique comic characters Mahjabeen played by Yumna Zaidi, and Abdullah played by Bilal Abbas Khan. Though, the plot is not so unique as such, the overall feel of the drama and light mood execution is what has made it different from rest of the serials and drawn audience towards itself. Other than that, the OST is pretty melodious as well and many people are listening to it on repeat.
Along with the OST, visuals of the music video are a treat to the eyes too in which Yumna Zaidi and Bilal Abbas Khan, Mahjabeen and Abdullah of the drama, can be seen dancing, wearing jump suits. As delightful the entire OST is, few people know that it is actually a copy of a Sindhi song. While many people might have to say that the OST is inspired, the Sindhi song ‘Rahat Milay Thi’ sung by Tameer Hussain, and the OST ‘Pyar ke Sadqe’ sung by Ahmed Jahanzaib and Mahnoor Khan posses striking similarities. The composition of the OST is almost the same. Even the phrase “Pyar ke Sadqe” as “Pyar je Sadqe” has been used in the original song and what’s surprising is that no credits have been getting given to the original song. The lesser Sindhi song ‘Rahat Miley thi’ is actually 8 years old song.
While it’s disappointing, It’s not the first time that such news has come across. Entertainment industry of not only Pakistan but the world has a history of copying works of other and usually lesser known artists. Many Bollywood songs that we have grown up enjoying, in which B-Town’s top faces are seen shaking legs are actually copied from Pakistani songs. Even the compositions of Late Nazia Hasan who introduced Pop music in Pakistan has had her compositions copied without being credited. And it is not only limited to songs or music industry only. Entire plays are copied at times without credits. Films are often scene to scene copies and one is left surprised how can someone do it with so much audacity. While it’s is a crime punishable by law in many countries, sadly it has not yet been taken serious by Pakistan. The original song ‘Rahat Milay thi’ is availability on YouTube.