Jaipur police to punish lockdown violators by playing Masakali 2.0 on loop
Ever since the lockdown, Indian police have come up with sometime ingenious and sometime violent ways to punish the lockdown violators; but none more brutal than what Jaipur police has come up with.
In the last few weeks, we have seen Indian police resort to unique and sometime violent ways to punish people violating the lockdown put in place by the government to stop the spread of coronavirus.
We have seen old school beating, sit-ups, hopscoth and many other ingenious ways attempted by the police. But none more brutal than what Jaipur police has come up with.
Taking to Twitter, Jaipur police said "If you are unnecessarily roaming outside, we will put you in a room & Play Masakkali 2.0 on loop."
मत उडियो, तू डरियो— Jaipur Police (@jaipur_police) April 9, 2020
ना कर मनमानी, मनमानी
घर में ही रहियो
ना कर नादानी
ऐ मसक्कली, मसक्कली#StayAtHome #JaipurPolice #TanishkBagchi #Masakali2 #ARRahman @arrahman @juniorbachchan @sonamakapoor @RakeyshOmMehra pic.twitter.com/lYJzXvD8i4
It's like, finally the authorities have begun to understand the potential of the track as a deft torture-device. And going by the reaction of the Twitteratti, it seems that the "threat" is resonating well.
tremendous job Rajasthan police ..keep it up— Dhanesh Bajiya (@dhaneshbajia) April 9, 2020
Hahahaha ????— Shrikant Dawankar (@shridawankar) April 9, 2020
???? Here is another Rahmaniac reaction on Masakali 2.0@tanishkbagchi stay away from ARR songs...don't ever dare to touch these classics
Impressive and innovative way of connecting with people.. Trust, you people are our real life heroes..— RRajat Bhargava (@BhargavaRrajat) April 9, 2020
Ever since the pointless Masakali 2.0 has been released, it is receiving flak from the fans of the original. Even composer AR Rahman and lyricist Prasoon Joshi condemned the fruitless frankenstein a.k.a Masakali 2.0.
Rahman posted a statement saying "No short cuts, properly commissioned, sleepless nights, writes and re-writes. Over 200 musicians, 365 days of creative brainstorming with the aim to produce music that can last generations. A team of a Director, a Composer and a Lyricist supported by actors, dance directors and a relentless film crew. - Lots of love and prayers A.R. Rahman (sic)."
Joshi, on the other hand, called this an "insensitive utilisation" of their original creation. He even questioned the conscience of T-Series who hold the rights to the song and approved the abomination.
All songs written for #Delhi6 including #Masakali close to heart,sad to see when original creation of @arrahman @prasoonjoshi_ &singer @_MohitChauhan insensitively utilised. Upto the conscience of @Tseries. Hopefully the fans will stand for originality. @RakeyshOmMehra— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) April 8, 2020