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Mogul Mowgli (2021)

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Critic Consensus: An ambitious portrait of the complicated nature of identity, the challenging and emotionally raw Mogul Mowgli showcases a heartbreaking performance from Riz Ahmed.

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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.

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Not every scene fully hits its marks, but Mogul Mowgli is never content to be a standard indie drama.

October 11, 2021 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The audience is thrown into Zed's world (or rather, worlds), and it's Ahmed's astounding performance that provides the through line. It's OK to be lost, because Zed is.

September 9, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is an intimate story, sometimes uncomfortably so, but it's also an expansive one, about whether our societies allow people to live outside prescribed boxes and whether it accepts them when they do.

September 4, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A complex look at identity -- particularly as the son of immigrants... [Riz Ahmed] is at the top of his game.

September 3, 2021 | Full Review…

Acting may be a collaborative art form, but Mr. Ahmed also flies solo with considerable grace.

September 3, 2021 | Full Review…

A poignantly propulsive and furiously constructed story by director Bassam Tariq about inherited pain of the flesh and the soul.

September 3, 2021 | Full Review…

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