Pritam opens up on the song Galti Se Mistake

Ever since the Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif starrer Jagga Jasoos song, Galti Se Mistake is out, social media flooded with the claims that the Song is sharing some similarities with Mexican track Intentalo and soon Pritam has been labelled as a Copycat music director. Well, if you listen to the both songs you might agree with the social media Hogwash as the song is heavily inspired from Mexican Group 3Ball MTY’s 2011.

Ranbir Kapoor in Jagga Jasoos song Galti Se Mistake
Pritam opens up on copying the song the from Mexican Track

According to Pritam says: “As technology advances, it comes with both good and bad things. Nowadays there are social media platforms where anyone can express each and every emotion publicly. And their ignorance and overconfidence unnecessarily create controversy. We notice lots of half knowledge, pseudo music critics evolving everywhere on the net. These guys apparently have no knowledge about licensed loops or presets and openly put allegations on creative people.”

Pritam opens up on copying the song the from Mexican Track
Ranbir Kapoor and the still from 3BallMTY’s Track Intentalo
Pritam added further  “Galti Se mistake is basically an arrangement totally based on Assamese Bihu, with lots of ‘pepa’ (an Assamese folk instrument), ‘Bihu dhols’, ‘Gagana’ and based on Bihu folk melodies. The similarity which a few people feel in the song might be just because we have used some samples of a licensed Cumbia tribal library to make it a little contemporary and more enjoyable to the common listeners, especially the young crowd. The tune of the song and music is nowhere close to anything to the song with which it is being compared. These guys have clearly listened to more Mexican music and have no knowledge of the rich folk music of their own country (shamefully), that’s why they found resemblance to ‘3BallMT’ more than Bihu .They have probably not heard a Bihu, Pepa or Assamese dhol in their lives. Probably they even don’t know this kind of folk music exists in India,” read the statement further.
Music Director Pritam
Music Director Pritam on Galti se mistake song

“It hurts us, being accused of plagiarism after making genuinely original music, working day and night. Please don’t discourage someone who is creating something of their own. Constructive criticism or criticism in general, if people don’t like a track is absolutely fine. It helps us better our skills and learn from our mistakes. But to have untrue allegations on our work is really very hurtful. It kills creativity. I request to these people not to write anything before having enough knowledge/research on the subject, just for the sake of publicity or fun. Also, it might attract legal issues to you,” concluded the statement. Inténtalo was the first studio album by Mexican group 3Ball MTY. It was released on 6 December 2011 under Fonovisa Records label. Their YouTube video has already got more than 70 million views.