Jab Tak Hai Jaan song Challa inspired from Eagle-Eye Cherry’s Save tonight?

Jab Tak Hai Jaan song Challa inspired from Eagle-Eye Cherry’s Save tonight?

The AR Rahman song from Shahrukh Khan’s next is uncannily similar to the popular Swedish musician’s popular number

AR Rahman is one of the most loved and revered Indian music composers in the world. And he is known for his unique compositions and brilliant technique. But this time around it looks like he has decided to take inspiration from the 1997 song Save tonight from the album Desireless, by Eagle Eye Cherry. The song Challa from Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan starring Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma has uncanny similarities to Save tonight.

The alternative rock number is Swedish musician Eagle-Eye Cherry’s most popular song and is still played in pubs all across India and elsewhere in the world. So it’s not that difficult to discover how Challa sounds a lot like it.

The opening guitar piece is exactly the same as Save tonight, and after that it follows the same acoustic rhythm throughout. We have no doubt that Rabbi has done a good job of bringing a very Indian folk feel to Challa, but we are slightly disappointed with Rahman. Come on Sir, we expect only quintessentially original Rahman music from you!

Check out the video below to see how similar the two songs are…

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  • Ash

    Really? You guys want to get some hits on your website by piggy backing on JTHJ’s popularity by publishing a rubish article. The songs sound nothing similar. It doesn’t mean if the song has a guitar phase it is copied. The writer is completely naive. We need to have a better standard of journalism.

  • bobby

    I agree with Ash…both songs have the guitar and drums as the main instruments but the structure of the notes are completely different. “challa” has a little bit higher notes and slower pace, with different drums not just a drum set. You can hear a more deeper drum sound in Challa.

  • Naik

    I had compared both a big nooooooooooo please plublish some good news.

  • Pankaj Roy

    That’s not true… I heard both song on YouTube there nothing similarity.

    A R rehman really done a great job with vateran Gulzar.

    Hats off both.. For such a amazing song

  • Sreejith

    It’s not same… This is completely wrong.. Please don’t discourage a great musician who made all of us proud…..

  • srihari

    If u really wanna find something…find the similarity between notes. Just because an acoustic guitar and a drum with a rhytm is used doesnt mean its an inspiration. Challa is completely different from this song . A.R.Rahman is a great musician.try and show some respect :) )

  • hahahaha

    writer please u have definitely a hearing problem… pls go visit an ent doctor…

    • Jay Subramanyam

      The writer seems to be suffering from a dual syndrome – being ‘tone deaf’ as well as ‘stone deaf’. Apart from the acoustic pattern (which is incidental) there is absoutely no similairity between the two numbers..

  • Partha

    Sorry Writer, Its a BIG NOOOO!!! Just don’t scribe watteva you feel like. Lend a clean ear before concluding on such comparision.

  • aditya

    nothing is similar!!!!!!!!go to ent pls!!!!

  • ajit mane

    bollywodlife.com is using ARR’s name for publicity.. LOL There is no any similarity. GO TO HELL

  • Akiavelic

    inspire?did you listen to the song completely and does they really match? common get real bollywoodlife!!!


    Please dont make empty controversies, just because the rhythm may be similar, which is the case for thousands of songs. Trying to make a quick buck on baseless stories!!!…

  • kamran

    This is the worst news ever . If it was that easy to figure out that’s why it took around 4 days to find the inspiration !!
    Get some real news !!

  • Challa

    No similarities!!!!

  • ramiz

    go to hell bollywoodlife with ur wrong information

  • aslam

    Your website may also similar to others website, that doesn’t mean u copied the colors images or idea from them. Also Challa song is very much different from save tonight.

    NO SIMILARITIES YAAR, JUST CHILL! And try to bring OG stories not ODD.

  • Anjuraj Rajan

    Stop rubbishing around.. I tell you dude there is a serious hearing problem…

  • sam

    Are you deaf?
    SOrry to say there are no similarities but for the fact that both songs use similar percussions and guitar strummings!

  • Sanal

    get a life!!

  • AJ

    You guys seriously need something more important to write about. Tempo and general rhythm templates are similar, but that’s it….chord progressions are not the same and melody is COMPLETELY different. ARR is a legend…no stupid article like this will even make a small dent in his legacy as one of the world’s leading composers. It’s like throwing a pebble in an ocean hoping to create a huge wave. Sorry, but your pebble drowned.

  • Musiclover

    Seriously this writer needs a real check on her ears. She would have seen some other deaf guy write something like this on another post and quickly copied it and wrote this useless article. Get a life..

  • Fozan

    Its different buddy A R Rehmaan is not like a pritam or Himeesh Hemesrehamya its a big movie legend lyrics gulzar lengend director yash chopra and legend actor SRK .

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  • SY

    ye hello bollywood life you have any problem with SRK all time you are writing rubbish articles you IDIOT STUPID you don’t have any work to do AR REHMAN SIR he is the OSCAR WINNING STAR AND you r a RUBISH WRITER

  • SongASonstar

    Thanks for pointing it out. I do not care if it is copied or inspired. But if Rahman is doing it (this time people have noticed, in the past no body found resemblance with native African folk songs and tunes ), then it is definitely issue. As long it is enjoyable, have fun.

  • Wtf

    Do you know anything about chord progression? Do some research before u write such article.. By writing such utter crap u are just losing your credibility as a journalist..

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  • z

    ye article likhne wala kanjar ka bacha ha…………….

  • aesha

    maroo we song te play kar do

  • naima-morocco

    hi every body
    am morocan and i love indiane movies
    sorry my english is very bad ;)
    pleaz show me how to learn indian language in @
    coz sometimes i can’t find the translation of some movies
    so i’d love to know and speak indian language
    and for jab tak hai jane it was one of the best movies of shah ruh khan and the beloved yash chopra we will miss him and his performance to make a film
    and i hope to be one of u’re friend