Makers of “Pippa” Apologize for AR Rahman’s Rendition Nazrul Islam’s Song

Mumbai: Makers of the recently released war film “Pippa” issued an apology for AR Rahman’s rendition of “Karar Oi Louho Kopat” by Kazi Nazrul Islam in the movie.

Rahman’s rendition of Nazrul Islam’s patriotic song “Karar Oi Louho Kopat” in the movie had drawn a lot of controversy and protests.

On Monday, production house Roy Kapur Films took to Instagram and issued an apology regarding the controversy of AR Rahman’s rendition of Nazrul Islam’s famous patriotic song.

The statement said, “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.”

The makers added that their intention was to pay homage to the cultural significance of the song while adhering to the terms outlined in the agreement, which permitted them to use the lyrics with a new composition.

“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,” the statement concluded.

Produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP Movies and Siddharth Roy Kapur’s Roy Kapur Films, and directed by Raja Krishna Menon, “Pippa” is based on the book “The Burning Chaffees” by Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta.

The title of the film is a tribute to the amphibious war tank called the PT-76 (Palavushi Tanka), popularly known as “Pippa,” akin to an empty tin of ghee that smoothly floats on water.

“Pippa” is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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