Messua

"...but you can't take the jungle out of the boy."
~ Messua

Messua is a minor character in The Jungle Book 2. She is Ranjan's mother and Mowgli's kindhearted adoptive mother who knows how he feels about the jungle.

The Jungle Book 2

In the film, Messua watches with her husband, her son Ranjan, Shanti, and Shanti's mother as Mowgli puts on a puppet show, to which Ranjan accidentally ruins by jumping at the shadow of the Shere Kahn puppet. The morning after the puppet show, while she was washing dishes, she reminds the boy's to have breakfast before they get started on chores (in which the boys tell her they're not hungry and dash off to prank Shanti). She helps her husband and the other villagers search the jungle to find Mowgli, Shanti, and Ranjan. She is last seen smiling with her husband and telling Mowgli and Shanti to not be too long while getting the water (for she and her husband know that they're going to the jungle). Messua also helps the villagers find Mowgli, Shanti, and Ranjan when they get lost.

Voice

Messua does speak, but her voice actress, Veena Bidasha, was uncredited.

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Mowgli | Baloo | Bagheera | Akela | Raksha | Kaa

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The Jungle Book 1 & 2: Mowgli | Baloo | Bagheera | Shanti | Ranjan | Colonel Hathi | Winifred | Vultures | Rama
Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book: Katherine Brydon | Shere Khan
The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo: Chunchandra
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story: Mowgli | Baloo | Bagheera | Akela | Hathi
The Jungle Book (2016): Mowgli | Bagheera | Baloo | Rakasa
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle: Mowgli | Bagheera | Baloo | Kaa | Nisha | Vihaan | Akela

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Jungle Book Shonen Mowgli: Mowgli | Bagheera | Baloo | Kaa | Lala
TaleSpin: Baloo | Kit Cloudkicker | Louie | Rebecca Cunningham | Molly Cunningham | Wilcat
Jungle Cubs: Shere Khan | Kaa
Jungle Book 3D: Mowgli | Baloo | Bagheera | Kaa | Akela | Rakasa | Daruka | Rikki Tikki Tavi

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