Soon after the release of 2016's hit movie The Jungle Book based on a book of the same name, the audience realised that changes are inevitable. In order to engage adult-audience, director Jon Favreau decided to add a darker theme to the children's story.
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Well, the game is completely different now as digital media platforms have also begun developing visual content for a more diversified audience. And as a result, Netflix's Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle turned out to be something else.
Let’s brief you towards 5 such things which were only a part of Netflix's Mowgli and not Rudyard Kipling's original book or Disney's anime:
Renowned writer Kipling's book 'Jungle Book' is a fantasy world created specifically for kids. However, the case wasn't same for Netflix's version. Likewise, the famous character of bear Baloo has always been kind and sweet in Disney and Kipling's version of Mowgli. But, Netflix's version of Mowgli is surrounded with a more practical and cynical Baloo who is pretty dangerous-looking as well.
As per the original story of Jungle Book, it ends right where Mowgli enters the village of humans. However in Netflix's version, tells a tale where Mowgli gets training from the human village but returns to the Jungle after a brief amount of time. Watching the youngster Jungle-boy, Mowgli living with the humans, make it even more delightful to watch.
The infamous factious character of a venomous snake, Kaa was also changed as per the storyline of Netflix's Mowgli. For a change, this time Netflix has changed a negative character into a positive one unlike others. In Netflix's movie, Kaa helps our little hero, Mowgli and also guides him towards a productive path.
The beloved character of Bagheera has been an integral part of the Rudyard Kipling's creation. However, Netflix has added depth to the character of Bagheera by exploring his past in the recently released movie. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle tells you about how Bagheera was once owned by humans and was living in a cage.
The ending of Mowgli is completely revamped by Netflix. Although there is no angle in Kipling's book or Disney's creation where an elephant with a missing tusk helps the Jungle boy but Netflix does. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle has an added story which tells the tale of a hunter who once broke the tusk of a gigantic elephant who seeks revenge.
There is no denying of the fact that Netflix's adaptation of the Kipling's book is engaging but the fact that it is slightly deviated from the original story is also true. Please share your views in the comment's section below. And stay tuned for more entertainment related updates