Netflix Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is a dark fantasy adventure directed by English actor and motion capture artist “Andrew Serkis”. Netflix Mowgli is darkest story timeline in whole The Jungle Book. Here is Netflix Mowgli Legend of the Jungle Review. Mowgli released in some selected but premiered at digital platform Netflix.
Netflix Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Review
Netflix Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle started narration by Kaa (Indian Rock Python) voiced by Cate Blanchett, Kaa watches as Shere Khan (Bengal Tiger), breaks jungle law by killing a family of humans. But somehow a child remains with breath. Bagheera (The Black Panther) drawn to the scene, rescues the man-cub, Mowgli, and takes him to a family of wolves being raised by Nisha and Vihaan, only for the meeting to all members of the Jungle.
Nisha and Vihaan take the infant Mowgli before the wolf council meeting and Akela (leader of Jungle’s member) to decide his fate, with Bagheera supports the wolves, buying his life with a kill and Baloo strong-armed into agreeing in a funny confused way. Shere Khan arrives in the meeting to kill Mowgli, but Akela stops him, saying Mowgli is now a member of the pack of members and forces Shere Khan to leave, but not before the tiger vows to return.
For many years after, Mowgli lives amongst the wolf pack. One day, Mowgli goes swimming alone and encounters Shere Khan. Mowgli manages to escape Sher Khan and is brought home by Bagheera. Mowgli had to be as fast as the other wolves if he wants to be in one of a member of the pack. Mowgli promised Bagheera if he won the race between them the pack will save him against Sher Khan and if not he will return to the village of humans. What happens next is the rest of the story and who wants to save him or not.
Director: Andrew Serkis Original Network: Netflix Cinematography: Michael Seresin Genre: Fantasy-Adventure
There are various reseason to not compare 2016 Hollywood Movie “The Jungle Book”, but appropriate term everyone is using is “Too Dark For Kids” which is not entirely the only reason. Netflix Mowgli is not only with to bloodshed but also more intensive in character and more Indian values to it. The chemistry of Mowgli and Bagheera is well written, but it lacks in where Bagheera is not so sure to kept Mowgli on their side. Bagheera’s character needs more depth to make more sense and Why the pack wants him back after they removed him for breaking the law of not using human weapons like fire.
The best thing about such type of movies is special effects will always impressive, and this Netflix movie does the same but better fit into a theatrical experience but still there are some scenes where we can see the use of chroma. Music has done by Nitin Sawhney is looking like used stock tunes from old Bollywood movies even he had never composed for them. Michael Seresin cinematography is stellar visual but later till the end where it became more like a revenge drama, the cinematography didn’t take much importance to the story.
Netflix Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Cast
Motion Capture Cast
Rohan Chand – Mowgli
Christian Bale – Bagheera
Matthew Rhys – John Lockwood
Benedict Cumberbatch – Shere Khan
Freida Pinto – Messua
Cate Blanchett – Kaa
When it comes to Mowgli VS The Jungle Book, This version of Jungle Book – Netflix Mowgli Legend of the Jungle is also more heroic than the other versions that we had seen Animations and Live Action. Rohan Chand has done a wonderful job without taking any such visual reference. Christian Bale as Bagheera made a good chemistry with Mowgli and made a great impact from the first frame itself. Freida Pinto had nothing much to do but Matthew Rhys played John Lockwood who is the father of the original writer Rudyard Kipling, looks nothing like him but it will still not reminds you about American (TV Series).