MOGUL MOWGLI is the debut narrative feature from award-winning documentary filmmaker Bassam Tariq. It follows the story of a British Pakistani rapper (Riz Ahmed) who, on the cusp of his first world tour, is struck down by an illness that forces him to face his past, his family, and the uncertainty of his legacy. In English and Urdu with English subtitles.
“Wrapped around the transforming Riz Ahmed like a cocoon, Mogul Mowgli comes to vibrant, poignant life.” Roxana Hadadi, RogerEbert.com
“Tariq stitches domestic drama, satire and magical realism into a tissue of moods and meanings, held together by the shattering credibility of Ahmed’s performance. A.O. Scott, New York Times
“[Riz Ahmed] plays a similar role in the Oscar-nominated Sound of Metal – but Mogul Mowgli is a wildly different beast, thanks to both its raw aesthetic approach, and its surreal, occasionally hilarious magnification of diaspora anxieties.” Siddhant Adlakha, indieWire