Riz Ahmed stars as a British Pakistani rapper in Bassam Tariq’s narrative feature debut, Mogul Mowgli opening in theaters on Friday, September 3. Also starring in the film are Alyy Khan (Bashir), Sudha Buchar (Nashra), Nabhaan Rizwan (RPG), Anjana Vasan (Vaseem) and Aiysha Hart (Bina).
Coming off his historic Academy Award Best Actor nomination for Sound of Metal, Ahmed stars as Zed, a British Pakistani rapper on the cusp of his first world tour. But, struck down by an illness that threatens to derail his big break, he’s forced to confront his past, his family and the uncertainty of his legacy.
Mogul Mowgli was nominated for Best British Film at the 2021 BAFTA and received six 2020 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) nominations, with Ahmed winning Best Debut Screenwriter. Ahmed won the 41st London Critics’ Circle Film Award for British/Irish Actor of the Year (for body of work) for performances including Zed in Mogul Mowgli.
Watch the trailer for Mogul Mowgli.