Jon Favreau’s American live-action epic adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is going to release in April and there is some good news for Indian fans.
For the Hindi dub of ‘The Jungle Book’ , the reworked version of ‘Jungle jungle baat chali hai, pata chala hai, chaddi pehen ke phool khila hai, phool khila hai’ written by Gulzar will be included. This will take back viewers to the animated series, “Jungle Book: The Adventures of Mowgli” that aired on Doordarshan in the ’90s.
The new and reworked version of the hit track Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai has been re-recorded by Gulzar and director Vishal Bhardwaj, who had initially composed it for the animated version of Jungle Book aired on TV 23 year ago.
UTV released the song on their Twitter handle and in the video we can see young kids recording the song in a studio while Vishal and Gulzar sit on the recording table.
— UTV Motion Pictures (@utvfilms) March 22, 2016
The original film is a re-imagining of Walt Disney’s 1967 animated movie of the same name and stars Indian-American actor Neel Sethi as Mowgli. It features the voice talents of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken.
“The Jungle Book” has been directed by “Iron Man” helmer Jon Favreau, and inspired by Rudy Kipling’s adventure stories based in India and Disney’s animated version.
The Indian audience will get to watch the movie on April 8, a week before US release. (With PTI inputs)