Mowgli (Neel Setthi) is a ‘man-cub’ as they call him in the jungle. He is raised by a pack of wolves as their own and even learns to recite the wolf pack pledge. He is being trained by the wise panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) and is raised as their own child by wolves Akela (Giancarlo Esposito) and his wife Raksha (Lupita Nyong’o). While the rest of the animals have made their peace with the man-cub, it is Shere Khan (Idris Elba) – The Tiger who is unwilling to accept Mowgli. He seeks revenge for his past encounters with humans that have caused him danger through the red flower (Fire).