"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.


Is there a trailer for Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle movie?

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.

Plot summary

What is Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle movie plot?

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.


Who plays who in the Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Christian Bale  as Bagheera a black panther
Cate Blanchett  as Kaa an enormous female Indian Python
Benedict Cumberbatch  as Shere Khan a violent, sadistic, and ruthless Bengal tiger with a crippled front leg
Andy Serkis  as Baloo a strict Himalayan brown bear
Matthew Rhys  as John Lockwood a colonial hunter
Naomie Harris  as Nisha an Indian wolf
Rohan Chand  as Mowgli a feral boy
Freida Pinto  as Messua a woman
Peter Mullan  as Akela an elderly Indian wolf
Tom Hollander  as Tabaqui a deranged striped hyena
Eddie Marsan  as Vihaan an Indian wolf
Jack Reynor  as Gray Brother an Indian wolf
Louis Ashbourne Serkis  as Bhoot an albino Indian wolf cub in Akela's pack and Mowgli's friend
Keveshan Pillay  as Herding Boy
Moonsamy Narasigadu  as Village Man
Soobrie Govender  as Village Man
Gopal Singh  as Village Man
Kista Munsami  as Village Man
Mahomed Araf Cassim  as Village Man
Riaz Mansoor  as Village Man
Roshan Jayesh Patel  as Village Boy
T'khai Phillips  as Village Boy
Sachin Soni  as Village Boy
Hridhay Somera  as Village Boy
Ethaniel Jaden Moonsamy  as Village Boy
Gareth Ryan Benjamin  as Village Boy
Nirvayesh Chakravorty Thanendra  as Mowgli Baby
Adiyan Ahmed Choudhury  as Mowgli Baby
Amara Motala  as Young Girl
Diyara Prakash  as Teenage Twin
Diyajal Prakash  as Teenage Twin
John Benfield  as Wolf Elder
Patrick Godfrey  as Wolf Elder
Lorna Brown  as Wolf Elder
Jayden Fowora-Knight  as Wolf Sibling
Georgie Farmer  as Wolf Sibling
Kassius Carey-Johnson  as Wolf Sibling

Release date

When is Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle movie release date?

"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.


What are Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle filming details?

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.


What are critics and audiences saying about Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle movie?

"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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