Pippa: Producers Issues Apology Statement Amidst Controversy Over AR Rahman's Rendition
In a recent turn of events, the makers of the biographical war film 'Pippa' found themselves in trouble over the rendition of AR Rahman's 'Karar Oi Louho Kopat.' The controversy led the production house, Roy Kapur Films, to issue a public apology on social media.
The statement clarified that their version of the song was an artistic interpretation, undertaken with the proper adaptation rights from the late Mr. Kazi Nazrul Islam's estate. Expressing deep respect for the original composition and the late poet's contributions, the film's team emphasized that the album served as a tribute to those who dedicated their lives to the liberation of Bangladesh.
"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.
Acknowledging the emotional attachment audiences may have to the original, the team expressed sincere apologies if their interpretation had hurt sentiments or caused unintended distress.
Directed by Raja Krishna Menon and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, 'Pippa' is based on the book 'The Burning Chaffees' by Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta. The film, available on Amazon Prime Video, narrates the wartime saga of Captain Balram Mehta, showcasing patriotism and the coming of age of the 45 Cavalry Tank Squadron.
The title, a nod to the PT-76 amphibious war tank, reflects its ability to smoothly float on water, akin to an empty ghee tin. The story exemplifies valor and courage in the Indian Armed Forces' war for the liberation of another country.
- PTC PUNJABI