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Mogul Mowgli Rated 15

Mogul Mowgli

Dir. Bassam Tariq. UK, 2020. 1h 30m. Starring Riz Ahmed, Alyy Khan, Sudha Bhuchar, Nabhaan Rizwan, Anjana Vasan.

On the brink of his first world tour, Zed, a British Pakistani rapper, flies back to the UK to visit his family. While home, he is struck by a sudden illness which threatens to derail his career and becomes plagued by hallucinations of his family’s past. Bassam Tariq’s visceral directorial debut, co-written with Riz Ahmed, is an electrifying exploration of cultural heritage, family frictions, and what it means to represent a community.

'Gutsy bravado and heartfelt nostalgia are brilliantly intertwined in this invigorating drama. Riz Ahmed’s electric performance is hard to forget.’ ★★★★ Caitlin Quinlan, Little White Lies

'Culturally rich and emotionally raw, Mogul Mowgli is a brilliant showcase for Riz Ahmed's bevy of talents, and speaks visceral truth to the British-South Asian experience so rarely explored on screen.' ★★★★ Hannah Flint, Empire Magazine