Many composers admit to copying and lifting, but several others claim that they have only been inspired, which they feel is different from copying. However, according to critic Ravi Menon, there exists only a fine line between inspiration and plagiarism. "Taking inspiration from a song is not at all wrong, but blatant copying is a crime. In fact music should be wholly original and unlike anything that has come before. Malayalam composers have copied songs from Hindi and Tamil earlier too, but there was no internet or social networking forums to identify the theft then. Olanjali Kuruvi It is alleged that the nostalgic track from the movie 1983 bears a close resemblance to maestro Ilayaraja's composition Mounam Polum Madhuram, sung by P Jayachandran from the movie Sagara Sangamam (1984). However, its composer Gopi Sundar slams all allegations as baseless. "If I copy a song, I don't have any qualms admitting it. But I can say that the song Olanjali Kuruvi is not a copy and it is my original composition. If you check the notes of the track, you can see that both belong to different genres of music." Alakadaloli... The romantic track in Urumi was praised for its poignancy till it was found that the track, composed by Deepak Dev, was a copy of the Canadian number Caravanserai... from the album The Ancient Muse. Later, its composer Loreena Mckennit, filed a suit against Deepak as well as producer Prithviraj and director Santhosh Sivan for violation of copyright. Eeran Kaatin... Music buffs are lapping up the melody number from Salala Mobiles, composed by Gopi Sundar, and it has become quite the rage ever since it was released online. However, some netizens have pointed out its uncanny resemblance to the hit number Piya Bole from the Bollywood flick Parineetha. Incidentally, both songs were sung by Shreya Ghoshal which adds to the similarity. Kaal Kuzhanju Soon after the release of the song, netizens revealed that the thumping revolutionary track by Gopi Sundar in Left Right Left strongly resembled the song Mila Tho Marega from Ram Gopal Varma's bilingual movie Raktacharithra, a 2010 release. Ennil Kuliridum... The jingle from the ad of a prominent jewellery brand, sung by Shreya Ghoshal, went viral on the internet, getting more than 40,000 hits in just a few days. But the music, composed by Deepak Dev, later came under the scanner that the tune was copied from an old Christian devotional song, composed by Jerson Antony. Nenjodu Cherthu.... The romantic track from the album Yuvvh, starring Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim evoked the memories and warmth of young love in all and it became an instant hit among young and old alike. And the light guitar that plays throughout the song was its highlight. But, before long, netizens came out with claims that the song, composed by Sreejith and Sachin, is a straight lift from the Bengali album Ekla Protham. Even the opening notes of the guitar are the same, they pointed out. Manassu Mayakki.. It was not an uphill task for the music police to find out that the peppy number in Priyadarshan's Mohanlal-starrer Arabiyum Ottakavum... was lifted from the Arabic album Amr Diab. The music was composed and sung by the M G Sreekumar. Kanninima neele It seems like the copycat rumours refuse to let go of Gopi Sundar. The hit song from Anwar, featuring Prithviraj and Mamta Mohandas, was also mired in the controversy of plagiarism due to its striking resemblance with a Spanish number. ഗോപി സുന്ദർ സാറിനു കഴിവുണ്ട് . പക്ഷെ അത് ഉപയോഗപെടുതാതെ മറ്റുള്ളവരുടെ സൃഷ്ടികൾ കോപ്പി അടിക്കുന്ന ശീലം അത്ര നല്ലതിനല്ല .