The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Mogul Mowgli

Experience the story of Mogul Mowgli, the narrative feature film debut of documentary director Bassam Tariq.

Academy Award-winner Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal) stars as Zed, a British-Pakistani rapper living in New York. An up-and-coming sensation, he is about to embark on his first European tour when he learns that he has a degenerative autoimmune disease. Shocked by this tragic development, Zed returns to his family home in London where he must come to terms with his past and decide what sort of legacy he hopes to leave behind.

Co-written by Tariq and Ahmed, Mogul Mowgli is a compelling new drama from the mind behind Ghosts of Sugar Land.


“‘Mogul Mowgli’…crackles with a stylistic and visual energy…This is a film that announces a major new talent.” – Cary Darling, Houston Chronicle

“In its entirety, Mogul Mowgli is a cinematic experience that will resonate with the heart and enlighten the mind.” – Stephanie Archer, Film Inquiry

“Mogul Mowgli elegantly deals with essential issues while remaining entertaining.” – Ali Arkani, Film Threat