Remember that time when you have to leave home either because of studies, or being sent off to work? That all familiar feeling of being away from your loved ones and home can cause lumps in the throats of even the bravest and most stoic among us. Leaving the place you called home, is never an easy experience. Especially for a 12-year old man-cub who just learned how to cope with the harsh laws of the jungle through the help of a family that genuinely loves and cares for him. This recent Disney’s The Jungle Book clip from director Jon Favreau’s live-action/CGI will make you want to hug your moms real tight. Watch this.
This scene shows Mowgli played by Neel Sethi preparing to leave his wolf pack just to appease the vehement ire of the menacing Bengal tiger, Shere Khan (played by Idris Elba). Mowgli knows well that as long as his presence is seen in the jungle, peace will be elusive in his jungle home.
However, Nyong’o’s mother wolf Raksha does not feel the same way. In spite of the calmness in Bagheera’s (Ben Kingsley) words saying, “The boy is right. Maybe it’s time he found another people,” Raksha can never be consoled. It eventually took the kind, assuring promise of Mowgli coming back to visit that finally soothed the aching heart of the mother wolf.
Knowing what lies ahead for his adopted son, Raksha left him with words that echoes what’s inside every mother’s loving heart: “Never forget this, you’re mine… and no matter where you go, or what they may call you, you will always be my son.”
Disney’s live-action remake, The Jungle Book, opens in US theaters on April 15th.
Source: Entertainment Weekly