Mogul Mowgli (2021)

The complex themes of multiculturalism, identity, & generational divides are given a masterpiece portraiture of cinematic poetry, evoking power through Riz Ahmed & juxtaposition: rap vs. qawwali, physical vs. psychological, liberté vs. tradition. 9/10.

Plot Synopsis: On the brink of his first international tour, Zed, a British Pakistani rapper, decides to fly home to the UK to visit the family he has not seen in two years. In the midst of trying to reconnect with his parents, he is suddenly struck down by an autoimmune disease. 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.

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