Jungle Book (Mowgli)

The opening shot of this TV series has to be one of the most iconic images of Doordarshan’s golden era. The catchy jingle (composed by Vishal Bhaedwaj and written by Gulzar)- Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai Pata Chala- is one for the ages. They just don’t make ’em like this anymore. Pretty much symbolizes the end of ‘the age of innocence’ for me.

3 comments on “Jungle Book (Mowgli)

    • Now don’t laugh when I say this but when we were kids Dora (in those pre-Jockey days this was one of the leading undergarment manufacturing companies in India) had started a special line of ‘Mowgli’ underwear for kids ( I guess this idea came from the fantastically absurd-yet filled with meaning ‘Chaddhi pahan ke phool khila hai’ line from the jingle)- you would not see any such kind of cultural phenomenon in India anymore.

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