Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is a 2018 adventure drama film directed by Andy Serkis.

Official trailers

Netflix on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 released the trailer:
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

In the jungle, Kaa, an Indian python seer, watches as Shere Khan, a crippled Bengal tiger, breaks jungle-law by hunting down a family of humans, with only a child escaping. Bagheera, a panther drawn to the scene, rescues the man-cub, Mowgli, and takes him to a family of Indian wolves being raised by Nisha and Vihaan, only for Tabaqui, Shere Khan's hyena lieutenant, to find the boy before he is chased off. They take the infant Mowgli before the wolf council and Akela, the leader of the pack, to decide his destiny with Bagheera buying his life with a kill and Baloo strong-armed into agreeing. Shere Khan arrives to kill Mowgli, but Akela stops him, saying the boy is now under the protection of the pack and forces Shere Khan to leave. Shere Khan swears he would return when Akela misses his prey. For many years after, Mowgli lives amongst the wolf pack. One day, Mowgli goes swimming alone and encounters Shere Khan. He manages to escape the tiger, but then falls into a pit. He is saved by an Indian elephant missing a tusk. Bagheera finds Mowgli and takes him home. Though Bagheera reveals to Mowgli that he is a human and he will be safe if he goes to the Man-Village, Mowgli declares that he wishes to be a wolf. He further declares that he will only go if he fails the pack's trial, which would determine if he can become a full member of the pack. During the trial, Bagheera, acting as a predator to chase the young wolves and test their strength, continually chases Mowgli and causes him to fail when he would have come in first. As Baloo scolds Bagheera for being too aggressive, Mowgli is kidnapped by the Bandar-log on Tabaqui's orders for Shere Khan. Shere Khan attempts to kill Mowgli while he is unconscious but is stopped by Baloo and Bagheera. During their battle with Shere Khan's monkey minions, they are overwhelmed, only for Kaa herself to appear and save Mowgli.


Rohan Chand
Mowgli, a feral boy
Matthew Rhys
John Lockwood, a colonial hunter
Freida Pinto
Messua, a woman
Christian Bale
Bagheera, a black panther
Benedict Cumberbatch
Shere Khan, a Bengal tiger with a crippled front leg
Cate Blanchett
Kaa, an Indian Python
Tom Hollander
Tabaqui, a deranged striped hyena
Andy Serkis
Baloo, a brown bear
Peter Mullan
Akela, an Indian wolf
Naomie Harris
Nisha, an Indian wolf
Eddie Marsan
Vihaan, an Indian wolf
Jack Reynor
Gray Brother, an Indian wolf
Louis Ashbourne Serkis
Bhoot, an albinoid Indian wolf-cub in Akela's pack


Principal photography began on March 9, 2015.

The film Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle was scheduled to be released on November 25, 2018 (Mumbai), on November 29, 2018 (United Kingdom and United States), on December 7, 2018 (worldwide) and in 2019 by Netflix and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.

The duration of the film is 104 minutes.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

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