Netflix Announces Star-Studded Cast for the Hindi Version of ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’


Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, which is Netflix’s original film, is ready to hit the screen in a short while. With the upcoming movie, the popular streaming channel has taken up the challenge of releasing the popular movie in Hindi version. Netflix didn’t take long to announce the cast to be featured in the Hindi version.

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Interestingly, the film will be graced by popular movie stars. Kareena Kapoor Khan will be featuring as Kaa, Abhishek Bachchan will be enacting the role of Bagheera, Anil Kapoor will be seen playing the role of Baloo, Jackie Shroff will be seen as Shere Khan, and Madhuri Dixit will play the interesting role of Nisha. These details were released in a recent press release of Netflix.

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In the international front, Christian Bale will be seen as Bagheera, Andy Serkis as Baloo, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Rohan Chand as Mowgli, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, and Freida Pinto as Messua. Few of the international cast will also feature in the Hindi version.

This is the first time wherein instead of dubbing the movie it will be recreated in two different languages with different cast. The live action film, which is directed by the most coveted director – Andy Serkins, does justice to the masterpiece, which was conceptualized and written by Rudyard Kipling.

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For the uninitiated, Mowgli is a story about the journey of a guy who has grown up in the jungle and is friends with the animals. In the journey, he comes in contact with people from the human civilization. The story revolves around how he is torn between both the worlds, wherein one world comprises of those whom he grew up with and the other world where he belongs to. He finally accepts his destiny and becomes a legend in the coming years.

In contrast to the popular children classic, which the children have been reading since ages, the trailer of the movie is found to be more of a darker version of the book.

The director, Andy Serkis said in an interview, “It was always meant to be PG-13, and this allows us to go deeper, with darker themes, to be scary and frightening in moments. The violence between animals is not gratuitous, but it’s definitely there. This way of going allows us to get the film out without compromise.

The movie was previously taken up by Warner Bros and later it was taken up by Netflix. The movie is slated to premiere worldwide on Netflix platform on December 7th, 2018.