It would be rare for people who grew up in the 90s to not be nostalgic about Gulzar's peppy 'Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai...' The song was the opening track of the television version of 'The Jungle Book' 23 years ago.
In a special collaboration, this song composed by Vishal Bhardwaj, is going to be revisited and re-released as part of the Hindi dubbed version of 'The Jungle Book' movie.
Bhardwaj who was a struggling musician when the song was composed says, "'Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai Pata Chala Hai...' was not only my first successful song but more importantly, it was my first collaboration with Gulzar saab. We were under a time constraint when we first made the song and didn't even have a moment to process what we were doing. We could never have imagined how popular it would be. After 23 years it's been an absolute delight to revisit the song. Gulzar saab's lyrics are as stunning as ever. He is truly at his best when he writes for kids. One could say that Gulzar Saab is, in fact, the oldest kid in the film industry. He is not jaded by age and so his lyrics rejoice in the innocence of childhood and pure wonder for the world. What greater joy is there for a composer than to have such a masterful lyricist to work with?”
Disney's 'The Jungle Book', as reported earlier by hitlist, will release on April 8, a week before its US release.
Watch: 'Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai' ('The Jungle Book')