Cannes 2019: Teaser of Jungle Cry- true story of KISS Rugby team unveiled

New Delhi: First poster and teaser of Hindi movie Jungle Cry were released at the ongoing 72nd International Cannes Film Festival in France. Incidentally, the movie is based on the World champion Rugby team from KISS (Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences) based in Bhubaneswar.

The movie Jungle Cry stars Abhay Deol in the lead and showcases the real-life story of Indian rugby coach Rudraksh Jena of Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), who guided a team of tribal boys to a historic victory in the Junior Rugby World Cup.

Emily Shah plays the role of a physiotherapist.

Cannes 2019: Teaser of Jungle Cry- true story of KISS Rugby team unveiled
KIIT & KISS founder Dr Achyuta Samanta with the World Champion Rugby team (File Photo)

Back in 2007, KIIT and KISS founder Dr Achyuta Samanta was so impressed with the young bunch that he did the unthinkable and sent these kids for Under-13 World Championship being held at London.

And when the team won, the quintessential rags to riches story got the attention of the national and international filmmakers and hence the journey of Jungle Cry began.

Cannes 2019: Teaser of Jungle Cry- true story of KISS Rugby team unveiled
Courtesy: Mumbai Mirror

The fact that the rugby team consists of tribal kids who come from impoverished backgrounds and the huge role that KISS has played in shaping their lives, dumbfounded the makers of Jungle Cry.

The teaser and the first poster were released on Friday at Cannes Film Festival. The inspirational plot has impressed the watchers at the French Riviera.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcYVaj6hjoE

Dr Samanta thanked producers of Jungle Cry Prashant Shah and Shabbir Boxwala, director Sagar Ballary and writer Dipak Giri along with all the members of the movie production team for bringing to fore such an inspirational story.

About 80% of the movie’s shooting is completed and its release is a much awaited one.

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