Mogul Mowgli (2020) Movie Review


Mogul Mowgli – Movie Review

Director: Bassam Tariq

Writer: Riz Ahmed, Bassam Tariq (Screenplay)


  • Riz Ahmed (Venom)
  • Aiysha Hart (Colette)
  • Anjana Vasan (Spider-Man Far from Home)
  • Nabhaan Rizwan (1917)
  • Alyy Khan (A Mighty Heart)

Plot: A British Pakistani rapper is on the cusp of his first world tour, but is struck down by an illness that threatens to derail his big break.

Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Mogul Mowgli starts when British Pakistani rapper Zed (Ahmed) is on the verge of his big break. He decides to return home before setting out on the trip, however he gets struck down with a mysterious illness.

The illness leaves him bed bound, struggling to move, but Zed isn’t going to let this stop him. He must let his parents help him, despite them being against his rapper achievements. This will bring them closer, but can Zed recover in time to get back to the big stage.

Verdict on Mogul Mowgli

Mogul Mowgli is a drama following a musician who sees his dreams up in the air after getting struck down with a mysterious illness.  He must put his priorities in life right before he can get on the road to recovery.

This is a movie that plays into the idea that dreams and health can get caught up in a battle. It uses the dream of stardom to drive the ill rapper a chance to fight his illness. Despite his battle looking like it would take longer to recover from. There is also a large part of a clash of culture between a family that has seen their expectations let down. Riz Ahmed is brilliant in the leading role of the movie with a strong supporting cast to help along the way.

Final Thoughts Mogul Mowgli is a great drama about the sacrifices given to chase dreams.

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