In breathtaking images, we experience the stars of Rudyard Kipling’s literary classic in the India of today. Bagheera the panther knows all the animals of the jungle, including the tiger Shere Khan and Hathi, the head of the elephant troop. Baloo the Bear, Mowgli’s sleepy teacher, is a loner and has a temper; even Shere Khan avoids him. Further to the south-east, in an ancient kingdom of stone, the bandar-log monkeys are up to mischief. Today, in the last free grasslands of India, a mere 3000 Indian wolves are fighting for survival. Times may have changed, but the law of the jungle still applies here.
This world premiere will be shown out of competition.