"Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" is a 2018 adventure drama film directed by Andy Serkis.
The starring cast includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Matthew Rhys, Naomie Harris, Rohan Chand, Freida Pinto, Peter Mullan, Tom Hollander and others.
Here are "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.
Netflix on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 released the trailer for "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" you can watch here:
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle | Official Trailer | Netflix.
Here is a short review of "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" movie plot summary.
In a jungle in colonial India, the giant Indian python seer Kaa (Cate Blanchett) watches as Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch), a treacherous Bengal tiger, breaks 'jungle law' by killing a family of humans. Bagheera (Christian Bale), a panther, finds a surviving infant boy and takes him to Nisha (Naomie Harris) and Vihaan's family of Indian wolves. Tabaqui (Tom Hollander), Shere Khan's hyena lackey, spots the boy before being chased away. The 'man-cub' is brought before the wolf council, where Bagheera buys the boy's life with a kill and strong-arms Baloo (Andy Serkis), a Himalayan brown bear, into serving as his fellow guardian. Shere Khan arrives to kill the child, but Akela (Peter Mullan), leader of the wolf pack, declares that the boy is under the pack's protection. Shere Khan warns that when Akela misses his prey, the tiger will return to kill the boy.
The child, known as Mowgli (Rohan Chand), is adopted by Nisha and raised with the wolves. Years pass, and Mowgli encounters Shere Khan, who has antagonized the nearby 'man-village' by killing their cattle. Mowgli falls into a tiger trap set by the village, but is saved by Hathi, an Indian elephant missing half a tusk. Bagheera reveals to Mowgli that he is human, but Mowgli is determined to complete 'the Running', the trial to earn full membership in the pack. Bagheera urges Mowgli to leave the jungle for the village, where he will be safe from Shere Khan; watching the village from afar, Mowgli learns of the existence of fire.
During the Running, as Bagheera chases the young wolves, Mowgli uses his ability to climb and run upright to gain the lead. Desperate to keep him safe from Shere Khan, Bagheera foils Mowgli and is confronted by Baloo. Mowgli angrily rejects the friendship of Bhoot (Louis Ashbourne Serkis), the runt of the wolf cubs, and is kidnapped by the Bandar-log tribe of monkeys and brought to Shere Khan. Before the tiger can kill the boy, Baloo and Bagheera arrive but are overwhelmed by the monkeys. Mowgli is rescued by Kaa, who scares away the monkeys. After Baloo heals him, Mowgli confronts her at her lair on why she saved him. As she slithers around him, Kaa explains she believes he can restore harmony to the jungle.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" movie release date was scheduled to be on November 25, 2018 (Mumbai) and on November 29, 2018 (United Kingdom and United States) distributing by Netflix, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Singapore.
The duration of the film is 104 minutes.
"Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began on 9 March 2015.
"Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 53/100. But the audience kinda likes the film.
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