Jungle Cry is a film based on the true story of rugby coach Rudraksh Jena. Abhay Deol’s Jungle Cry is the story of 12 underprivileged tribal boys from remote areas of Odisha playing sports barefoot in the Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS), Odisha, to win the World Rugby Championship. Abhay Deol-starrer Jungle Cry, a rugby film, is set to have an international theatrical release in countries including the US, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa soon.
“Jungle Cry is a story that defines nothing is impossible. It is an incredible story and I am really proud and honored to be a part of it. With the movie set to release across the globe, it will get the audience to witness the amazing journey of the young Indian tribal boys of my country and their achievement,” said Abhay.
Jungle Cry is directed by Sagar Ballary and produced by Bollywood Hollywood Productions, the movie also stars Emily Shah, Atul Kumar, Stewart Wright and Julian Lewis Jones.
“Jungle Cry is truly an inspiring film that promotes education, sports and helps eradicate poverty and create patriotism for every nation,” said Prashant Shah of Bollywood Hollywood Productions.
‘Jungle Cry’ follows their triumphant journey to the International Junior Rugby Tournament held in the UK in 2007. “Jungle Cry” follows the journey of 12 underprivileged children, playing sports bare foot, who went on to win the prestigious U14 Rugby World Cup in England. The team came from the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences in Orissa, India, which has more than 30,000 children from tribal, underprivileged and orphaned backgrounds, and strives to eradicate poverty through education and sports.
Prashant Shah said: “’Jungle Cry’ is truly an inspiring film that promotes education, sports and helps eradicate poverty and create patriotism for every nation and we are very excited to release it to a global audience of cinemagoers in April.”
Paul who founded Jungle Crows and Khelo Rugby was awarded an MBE for his contribution to rugby. He hopes Jungle Cry will “introduce more people to rugby.”