‘Jungle Cry’ trailer: Abhay Deol-star chronicles the journey of 12 underprivileged children winning an international rugby tournament

The film ‘Jungle Cry’ directed by actor Abhay Deol, which chronicles the inspiring journey of 12 underprivileged children winning the prestigious international junior rugby tournament in 2007, will be released on Lionsgate Play on June 3. Deol plays rugby coach Rudraksh Jena in the film directed by Sagar Ballary.

The cast also includes Emily Shah as a physiotherapist, Stewart Wright as Paul Walsh and Atul Kumar as Professor Achyuta Samanta, the founder of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Bhubaneswar.

Deol said he was constantly impressed with the kids who won the tournament and the coaches who never let them down.

“In the land of cricket, where there is hardly any noise around rugby, 12 young children from rural India have made history. With this defining film nothing is impossible, I hope to have honored the players’ dedication and commitment to the sport and the country.

Speaking about bringing “Jungle Cry” to the platform, Amit Dhanuka, EVP, Lionsgate, said the film is an inspiring story that will keep viewers entertained from start to finish.

“Continuing to bring viewers content that redefines genres and defies convention, Lionsgate Play is proud to announce the release of ‘Jungle Cry,’ a must-watch sports-entertainment film for a fan of sports dramas.

“With its thrilling narrative and a gripping story, this film is set to take you on an inspiring journey of Orissa rural children making history. This true story will keep you on the edge of the seat from start to finish,” he said.

“Jungle Cry” producer Prashant Shah said the film promotes the eradication of poverty through education and sport.


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