The trailer for Lionsgate Play’s upcoming movie Jungle Cry has been released. It is based on the true story of a few underprivileged tribal boys trying their luck at the International Junior Rugby Tournament under coach Rudraksh Jena (Abhay Deol), Paul Walsh (Stewart Wright) and Professor Achyuta Samanta (Atul Kumar), the founder of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Bhubaneswar.
The trailer, which lasts over two minutes, begins with Abhays Rudraksh convincing a few tribal boys to join a school where they receive free lodging and food. While Rudraksh wants the boys to start a football team, new coach Paul wants to teach them rugby and take them to an international tournament. From the trailer, the sports drama looks captivating with an interesting plot and a talented cast.
The official synopsis of Jungle Cry reads: “Based on the inspiring true story of 12 disadvantaged and orphaned children at the Kalinga Institute in Odisha, India. ‘Jungle Cry’ follows the journey of 12 disadvantaged children who went on to win the prestigious U14 Rugby World Cup in England.”
Jungle Cry is directed by Sagar Ballary. The film also features cameos from referee Nigel Owens, Phil Bennett, fly-half of Wales and British Lions, and former Wales captain Colin Charvis.
Abhay Deol said he is in constant awe of the kids who have won the World Cup and the coaches who have never given up on them. When asked about the film, he said: “In the land of cricket, where there is little ado about rugby, 12 young children from rural India have made history. With this film defining that nothing is impossible, I hope to have recognized the players’ dedication and commitment to the sport and country. We look forward to bringing ‘Jungle Cry’ to audiences and sharing the journey of these heroes who made their mark on Indian sporting history – but were never talked about.”
Jungle Cry will stream on Lionsgate Play starting June 3rd.
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