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Ranjan's Father is the leader of the Man Village who appears in Disney's 2003 film The Jungle Book 2.

Role in the film

Ranjan's father appears at the beginning of the film watching with his toddler son Ranjan, his wife Messua, Shanti, and her mother as Mowgli shows them a puppet show about his life in the jungle to which Ranjan accidentally ruins by climbing onto the curtain of the show and trying to catch Shere Khan the tiger making everyone including his dad laugh real hard. When Ranjan says that Shanti used her eyes to lure Mowgli into the village Mowgli and Shanti start to argue with each other about why she did it to which Ranjan's Father says that without Shanti's wonderful eyes Mowgli wouldn't have found his way into their lives. He also admits to his wife that she used the same trick on him to which his wife tells him that he still falls for it. Then Shanti and her mom go home and Mowgli and Ranjan's father hugs them both good night to which Mowgli refers to his adopted father as "Sir" to which Ranjan says his name is Pop.

The next day, as Mowgli and Ranjan run out to do their chores, their father tells them not to cross the river to which he turns to his wife and says, "You can take the boy out of the jungle," to which his wife replies, "But you can't take the jungle out of the boy." He tells his wife that's what worries him really badly. During the song Jungle Rhythm Mowgli begins to lead the village children into the jungle to which Shanti sees this and yells, "STOP!" Ranjan's father comes running and orders the children back into the village and scolds Mowgli for disobeying his orders and says that the jungle is dangerous and that he should know to which he shows Mowgli a tiger scratch he got on his left arm from a tiger (possibly Shere Khan). He then grounds Mowgli by sending him to his room without dinner to think about what he's done wrong.

Later that night, Baloo sneaks into the village looking for Mowgli to which he finds him and starts playing with him and when Shanti sees this she thinks Baloo is a wild animal and calls for help to which Ranjan's father and the other villagers start chasing Shere Khan the tiger (who secretly followed Baloo into the village) away. Shanti and Ranjan go after Mowgli and when Ranjan and Mowgli's father and the rest of the villagers finally chase Shere Khan out of the Village the find the children missing and Ranjan's father leads the villagers into the Jungle to find the children.

The next day, as the villagers are calling out for the children, their voices frighten Colonel Hathi and his elephant troops who believe the humans are there to hunt animals. As Ranjan's father calls out for them he sighs in shame, believing that he was too harsh on Mowgli for disobeying his orders yesterday to which his wife tells him that they'll find him and they continue their search. At nightfall, they are finally reunited with the children and Mowgli starts to apologize to his father for sneaking off into the jungle but instead his father apologizes saying he should have understood that the jungle is a part of who Mowgli is. They embrace and Mowgli's father tells him that he's glad that he's safe and sound. Mowgli and Ranjan's father then listens to the children tell him and the other villagers about their adventures in the jungle.

The next day, Mowgli puts Ranjan in a bucket and tells his father that he and Shanti are going to get some water from the river, not knowing that his father knows that he's going into the jungle. However, this time his father doesn't seem to care by saying, "Let's see if Mowgli remembers to actually bring back some water this time."


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Entertainment: Animagique | Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Believe | Disney's Wishes | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Disneyland Forever | Fantasmic! | Festival of Family & Friends | It's Party Time... with Mickey and Friends | Journey into the Jungle Book | La Forêt de l’Enchantement: Une aventure musicale Disney | Mickey and the Magical Map | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | One Man's Dream | One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On! | Tree of Life Awakens
Restaurants: Colonel Hathi's Pizza Outpost
Shops: Adventureland Bazaar
Parade: Disney Magic on Parade | Disney Stars on Parade | Flights of Fantasy Parade | Jubilation! | Mickey's Soundsational Parade | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Halloween: Happy Hallowishes


Original: Mowgli | Baloo | Bagheera | King Louie | Shere Khan | Kaa | Colonel Hathi | Winifred | Hathi, Jr. | Buzzie, Flaps, Ziggy, and Dizzy | Akela | Rama | Shanti | Raksha | Wolf Pups | Wolf Council | Jungle Patrol | Flunkey | Bandar-log
Deleted characters: Rocky the Rhino | Buldeo | Tabaqui
Sequel: Ranjan | Ranjan's father | Messua | Shanti's mother | Lucky
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book: Grey Brother | Nathoo | Kitty Brydon | Colonel Geoffrey Brydon | Sergeant Claibourne | Dr. Julius Plumford | William Boone | Sergeant Harley | Buldeo (1994 Film) | Tabaqui (1994 Film) | Lt. John Wilkins | Indian Bandits | Alice, Rose, and Margaret
Jungle Cubs: Arthur and Cecil | The Croc | Mahra | Benny and Clyde | Ned, Jed & Fred | Mungo | Leah | Cain | Red Dogs | Winifred's Uncle | McCoy | Dictator Turtle | Whitehood
House of Mouse: King Larry


Jungle | Ancient Ruins | Man Village | India | Asia


Original: "Colonel Hathi's March" | "The Bare Necessities" | "I Wanna Be Like You" | "Trust in Me" | "That's What Friends are For" | "My Own Home"
Deleted songs: "Brothers All" | "The Song of the Seeonee" | "Monkey See, Monkey Do" | "I Knew I Belonged to Her" | "In A Day's Work" | "The Mighty Hunters"
More Jungle Book: "Baloo's Blues" | "Jungle Fever" | "If You Wanna See Some Strange Behavior (Take a Look at Man)" | "It's a Kick"
Jungle Cubs: "Take Your Sweet, Sweet Time" | "Jungle Cub Love"
The Jungle Book Groove Party: "The Jungle's No Place for a Boy" | "Join the Ranks" | "Go Bananas in the Coconut Tree" | "A Mood for Food" | "We Are the Vultures" | "Run" | "A Brand New Day"
Sequel: "The Jungle Rhythm" | "W-I-L-D" | "Right Where I Belong"

See Also

Disney Sing Along Songs: The Bare Necessities | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | TaleSpin | House of Mouse | Disney's Jungle Boogie

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