In His Gripping Narrative Debut ‘Mogul Mowgli,’ a Houston-Bred Documentary Filmmaker Draws on Lineage and Legacy

In His Gripping Narrative Debut ‘Mogul Mowgli,’ a Houston-Bred Documentary Filmmaker Draws on Lineage and Legacy

Mughal-Mowgli-film-reviewIn Bassam Tariq’s new film Mogul Mowgli, a rapper named Zed goes through his childhood bedroom, listening to cassettes of raps he’d taped over his father’s traditional Pakistani music. He’s made a quick trip home before embarking on what could be a potentially life-changing tour, surrounded by relics of his father’s past businesses. The British-Pakistani rapper and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Riz Ahmed, who cowrote the story with Tariq, plays Zed in the film; in it he wrestles with his past, his family history, and a debilitating autoimmune disorder that wrecks his muscles, rendering him helpless as he wants to progress in his career. His self-doubt—about being a rapper who draws on his heritage to create music, while also being accused of being “coconut” (a…View Original Post

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