Even before its release, Sergey Bodrov, Sr.’s Mongol was touted as one of the most large-scale filmmaking projects ever, with a multi-million-dollar budget. The epic blockbuster tells of the great ruler and general Temujin, more famously known as Genghis Khan. “Do not disdain a weak cub, he may be the son of a tiger” goes an old Mongolian saying. He has gone through starvation, humiliation, and slavery. He has been hunted down and betrayed. He has survived even what seemed impossible to survive. His strength, mental prowess, and thirst for life exceeded those of an ordinary man. He had love that no one could take away from him. He waged a war for a woman, and the entire world trembled at the sound of his name: GENGHIS KHAN.