Indian KPop fans are deeply troubled after an Indian Telugu language film titled “Kannayya” has blatantly plagiarized KPop artists EXO and LC9 in two of their songs released on the movie’s soundtrack.
The movie soundtrack features unabashed ripoff of EXO’s songs, “Growl” and “Baby Don’t Cry”, as well as the song “MaMa Beat” by LC9 featuring Gain.
EXO’s agency SM Entertainment and the film’s producers, Poppin Films, have yet to comment on the plagiarism accusations. Fans have already begun flooding the YouTube video with the soundtrack with comments demanding an explanation and aplology.
“MaMa Beat” can be heard immediately at the start of the video, and EXO’s “Growl” can be heard at 4:24 . “Baby Don’t Cry” begins playing at 14:33.
Listen to the songs for yourself below:
Listen to “MaMa Beat” below:
Now check out “Growl” and “Baby Don’t Cry”:
The songs have been listed on iTunes as a part of the Kannayya (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) released by Mango Music on January 20th 2017. The tracks are being sold at a price of US $1.29 but the original creators of the songs or the idol groups who originally performed the song have not been credited in any form.
This is the fourth case of plagiarism within the past few weeks, including VIXX‘s “Dynamite” being copied by a Turkish rapper, VIXX’s performance by a Chinese boy group, and BTS and GOT7 being copied by a Taiwanese idol group.
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