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0120210306Ayeesha Menon takes Rudyard Kipling’s family classic and gives it a darker twist, re-imagining it in the concrete jungle of present-day India. A gangland coming-of-age fable.

Mowgli, the orphan boy at the centre of the story, is being brought up by the Wolves, a gang of petty criminals in a tenement block in Mumbai, and quickly learns how to survive in that world. But when the villainous politician, Tiger Khan, threatens Mowgli's life, two residents of the tenement block, "black panther" Bagheera and the "bear" Baloo, offer to help him escape and he embarks on a journey of self-discovery through the city, meeting "creatures" along the way who don't always have his best interests at heart.

Recorded in India.

Cast:
Mo - Namit Das
Tiger Khan - Rajit Kapur
Mrs Gupta - Shernaz Patel
Mr Gupta- Zafar Karachiwala
Bugs - Sukant Goel
Yuva- Abir Abrar
Kala- Shikha Talsania
Rikita- Devika Shahani
Father Carvalho - Sohrab Ardeshir
Young Kala/Rani- Preetika Chawla
Young Mo - Omkar Kulkarni
Dimple - Trisha Kale
Bobby - Alka Sharma
Varun/Boy - Ajitesh Gupta
Amma - Prerna Chawla
Raksha- Shivani Tanksale
Rafiq & Naag- Tavish Bhattacharyya
Baldeo/Tabaqui/Purun Bhagat- Vivek Madan
Akhil - Nadir Khan

Music by Sacha Puttnam
Songs written and performed by Satchit Puranik

Written and directed by Ayeesha Menon
Producer: Nadir Khan
Executive Producer: John Scott Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4

Ayeesha Menon takes Rudyard Kipling's family classic and gives it a darker twist.

0120210306Ayeesha Menon takes Rudyard Kipling’s family classic and gives it a darker twist, re-imagining it in the concrete jungle of present-day India. A gangland coming-of-age fable.

Mowgli, the orphan boy at the centre of the story, is being brought up by the Wolves, a gang of petty criminals in a tenement block in Mumbai, and quickly learns how to survive in that world. But when the villainous politician, Tiger Khan, threatens Mowgli's life, two residents of the tenement block, "black panther" Bagheera and the "bear" Baloo, offer to help him escape and he embarks on a journey of self-discovery through the city, meeting "creatures" along the way who don't always have his best interests at heart.

Recorded in India.

Cast:
Mo - Namit Das
Tiger Khan - Rajit Kapur
Mrs Gupta - Shernaz Patel
Mr Gupta- Zafar Karachiwala
Bugs - Sukant Goel
Yuva- Abir Abrar
Kala- Shikha Talsania
Rikita- Devika Shahani
Father Carvalho - Sohrab Ardeshir
Young Kala/Rani- Preetika Chawla
Young Mo - Omkar Kulkarni
Dimple - Trisha Kale
Bobby - Alka Sharma
Varun/Boy - Ajitesh Gupta
Amma - Prerna Chawla
Raksha- Shivani Tanksale
Rafiq & Naag- Tavish Bhattacharyya
Baldeo/Tabaqui/Purun Bhagat- Vivek Madan
Akhil - Nadir Khan

Written and directed by Ayeesha Menon
Producer: Nadir Khan
Executive Producer: John Scott Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4

Ayeesha Menon takes Rudyard Kipling's family classic and gives it a darker twist.

01The Law Of The Jungle20080719 (BBC7)
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As tiger Shere Khan searches for prey, an abandoned young boy is found by wolves.

As tiger Shere Khan searches for prey, an abandoned young boy is found by wolves. Stars Nisha K Nayer and Eartha Kitt

Stars Nisha K Nayer and Eartha Kitt.

Tiger Shere Khan is in search of prey.

Rudyard Kipling dramatisation with Nisha K Nayer as Mowgli and Eartha Kitt as Kaa.

Rudyard Kipling dramatisation with Nisha K Nayer.

The story by Rudyard Kipling is dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Shere Khan is in search of prey.

With Eartha Kitt as Kaa.

0220210313Ayeesha Menon takes Rudyard Kipling’s family classic and gives it a darker twist, re-imagining it in the concrete jungle of present-day India. A gangland coming-of-age fable.

Mowgli, the orphan boy at the centre of the story, is being brought up by the Wolves, a gang of petty criminals in a tenement block in Mumbai, and quickly learns how to survive in that world. But when the villainous politician, Tiger Khan, threatens Mowgli's life, two residents of the tenement block, "black panther" Bagheera and the "bear" Baloo, offer to help him escape and he embarks on a journey of self-discovery through the city, meeting "creatures" along the way who don't always have his best interests at heart.

Recorded in India.

CAST:
Mo - Namit Das
Tiger Khan - Rajit Kapur
Mrs Gupta - Shernaz Patel
Mr Gupta- Zafar Karachiwala
Bugs - Sukant Goel
Yuva- Abir Abrar
Kala- Shikha Talsania
Rikita- Devika Shahani
Father Carvalho - Sohrab Ardeshir
Young Kala/Rani- Preetika Chawla
Young Mo - Omkar Kulkarni
Dimple - Trisha Kale
Bobby - Alka Sharma
Varun/Boy - Ajitesh Gupta
Amma - Prerna Chawla
Raksha- Shivani Tanksale
Rafiq & Naag- Tavish Bhattacharyya
Baldeo/Tabaqui/Purun Bhagat- Vivek Madan
Akhil - Nadir Khan

Written and directed by Ayeesha Menon
Producer: Nadir Khan
Executive Producer: John Scott Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4

Ayeesha Menon takes Rudyard Kipling's family classic and gives it a darker twist.

02Tiger! Tiger!20080726 (BBC7)
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Forced out from the jungle, Mowgli must learn to live with humans. Stars Nisha K Nayer.

Forced out from the jungle, Mowgli must learn to live with humans. Stars Nisha K Nayer, Eartha Kitt and Freddie Jones.

Forced out from the jungle, Mowgli must learn to live with humans.

Stars Nisha K Nayer, Eartha Kitt and Freddie Jones.

Stars Nisha K Nayer.

Forced from the jungle, Mowgli learns to live with humans.

Rudyard Kipling dramatisation with Nisha K Nayer and Eartha Kitt.

With Nisha K Nayer.

Mowgli is forced to leave the jungle and lives with humans for the first time.

03Letting In The Jungle20080802 (BBC7)
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Mowgli mounts a rescue and meets the Father of the Cobras. Stars Nisha K Nayer.

Mowgli mounts a rescue and meets the Father of the Cobras. Stars Nisha K Nayer, Eartha Kitt and Jonathan Hyde.

With Nisha K Nayar.

Rudyard Kipling dramatisation with Nisha K Nayar and Eartha Kitt.

Mowgli rescues Messua and meets the Father of the Cobras, who guards the King's Treasure.

04The Wild Dogs20080809 (BBC7)
20090425 (BBC7)
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Mowgli and Kaa plan a jungle attack against the wild dogs. Stars Nisha K Nayer, Eartha Kitt and Freddie Jones.

Mowgli and Kaa plan a jungle attack against the wild dogs. Stars Nisha K Nayer.

Stars Nisha K Nayer, Eartha Kitt and Freddie Jones.

With Nisha K Nayar.

Rudyard Kipling dramatisation with Nisha K Nayar and Eartha Kitt.

Mowgli and Kaa plan an attack against the wild dogs who want to take over the jungle.

With Nisha K Nayer and Eartha Kitt.

05 LASTThe Spring Running20080816 (BBC7)
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Mowgli leads the attack, but realises he must soon make a decision. Stars Nisha K Nayer, Eartha Kitt and Freddie Jones.

Mowgli leads the attack, but realises he must soon make a decision. Stars Nisha K Nayer.

Mowgli leads the attack, but realises he must soon make a decision.

Stars Nisha K Nayer, Eartha Kitt and Freddie Jones.

Stars Nisha K Nayer.

Mowgli leads the attack, but realises he must make a decision.

With Nisha K Nayar.

Rudyard Kipling dramatisation with Nisha K Nayar and Eartha Kitt.

Mowgli leads the attack against his enemies, but realises the time has come for him to make a decision.