Mogul Mowgli 15
From the archive
This film was last shown on 4 November 2020
On the brink of his first world tour, young British rapper Zed (Riz Ahmed) decides to fly home to reconnect with the family he has not seen in two years. While visiting, he is struck suddenly by debilitating illness.
Torn between an international music career and the traditions of his conservative Pakistani parents, Zed struggles to assert his place in the world as he forced to re-evaluate his ambitions and future. As his condition worsens and his big breakthrough moment is in danger of vanishing into thin air, Zed descends into a physical and emotional crisis, amplified by vivid hallucinations.
This is a bold and textured fictional debut from writer-director Bassam Tariq. A thoughtful, energetic drama that explores the knotty complexities of selfhood and bi-cultural identity, with a extraordinarily personal performance from Riz Ahmed, who also co-wrote the film.
- Bassam Tariq
- 1 hour 30 minutes
- Riz Ahmed