"Academy Award nominee Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal, The Night Of) stars as Zed, a British Pakistani rapper — a character partially inspired by Ahmed’s own musical career. Ahead of his first international tour, Zed decides to fly home to visit his family in the United Kingdom and is struck suddenly by an autoimmune disease. As his condition worsens, Zed’s dreams as an artist begin to disappear, only to be replaced by vivid hallucinations as he descends into a physical and emotional crisis.
The directorial debut of award-winning documentary filmmaker Bassam Tariq, Mogul Mowgli is a deeply personal reflection on legacy and inheritance, both cultural and familial. Cowritten by Tariq and Ahmed, the film is anchored in a story about reconciliation and steeped in Pakistani folklore, poetry, and music, the film explores trauma and what it means to exist in, escape from, and feel lost in multiple worlds." -Toronto International Film Festival
(Content advisories: mature themes, violence, sexual content and coarse language)