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Monday, December 22, 2008

Mowgli

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Anyone who was child in India in early nineties will undoubtedly have fond memories of Jungle Book and its protagonist Mowgli. Its title song is anthem for memories of childhood nostalgia. At its peak, song was so popular that it used to be played even at weddings despite no connections whatsoever. Animation series shown in India was dubbed version of Japanese Anime based on 1894 book of the same name written by Rudyard Kipling. Here is it for your kind perusal:


(You Tube link)


जंगल जंगल बात चली है, पता चला है ॥२॥
अरे चड्डी पहन के फूल खिला है, फूल खिला है ॥२॥
जंगल जंगल पता चला है,
चड्डी पहन के फूल खिला है ॥२॥

एक परिंदा है शर्मिंदा, था वो नंगा!!
हाय इससे तो अंडे के अंदर, था वो चंगा!!
सोच रहा है, बाहर आखिर क्यों निकला है?
अरे चड्डी पहन के फूल खिला है, फूल खिला है
जंगल जंगल पता चला है,
चड्डी पहन के फूल खिला है ॥२॥
It’s well known in all forests, its talk of all forests that a flower has blossomed with shorts on

A bird was embarrassed because he was naked
Oh, he would have been better inside the egg
He is wondering why did he came out in the first place?

This enchanting nonsensical song was penned by Gulzar and was composed by Vishal Bharadwaj. Original book can be downloaded from project Gutenberg.
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