Even before he earned all the accolades as a filmmaker, Vishal Bhardwaj’s talent as a composer had made him the toast of Indian television and Bollywood.
The 90s was when he became a particularly celebrated music director following the title song compositions of two of India most famous animated series – Jungle Book and Alice in Wonderland. Both were Hindi dubbed versions of Japanese animation series and were massively popular with the 90s kids.
Today, Vishal Bhardwaj almost paid homage to the title track of Alice in Wonderland, “Tap Tap Topi Topi”, by adapting the same for his upcoming film ‘Rangoon’.
The song in the World War II era drama has been given a romantic makeover. The lyrics, too, has been rewritten by Gulzar – the writer of the original song.
Titled “Tippa” has a rhythmical and rousing music quite distinct from the song in the animated series.
Makers of ‘Rangoon’ have only released the song. In what setting and on whom the song has been picturised will be seen later. Choreographed by Farah Khan, the song will most likely have Kangana Ranaut dancing to the music.
And here is the original song from Alice in Wonderland:
Bhardwaj has been remaking some of old compositions for the movies. “Dhan Te Nan” from ‘Kaminey’ was also a rehashed version of a song he had composed for Zee TV’s serial ‘Gubbare’.
And very recently, the Hindi remake of the Hollywood hit ‘Jungle Book’ had Bhardwaj’s title track composition of the 90s animated series. And it again became a sensation: