Abhay Deol’s ‘Jungle Cry’ premieres exclusively on Lionsgate Play – Check out the date! , Movie News

New Delhi: Lionsgate Play brings to its audience Jungle Cry, a film that narrates the unsung journey of underprivileged children to win the coveted Under 14 Rugby World Cup. The film starring Abhay Deol is all set to release on Lionsgate Play on June 3, 2022.

Based on the inspiring true story of 12 underprivileged and orphaned children of Kalinga Sansthan in Odisha, India. ‘Jungle Cry’ follows the journey of 12 underprivileged children Who won the prestigious U14 Rugby World Cup in England. Directed by Sagar Ballari, Jungle Cry stars Abhay Deol, Emily Shah, Atul Kumar, Stewart Wright and Julian Lewis Jones. It also featured cameos by some of the game’s top names, including referee Nigel Owens, Wales and British Lions fly-half Phil Bennett and former Wales captain Colin Charvis.

This thrilling sports drama is based on the real-life story of Indian rugby coach Rudraksh Jena from Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar, who led a team of 12 rural boys from Odisha to a historic victory in the Junior Rugby World Cup in England. in 2007.

Backed by Bollywood Hollywood Productions by Prashant Shah, this story about outsiders is headlined by Abhay Deol as the team’s Indian coach and debutant Emily Shah as the physiotherapist. She is accompanied by a stellar cast including Atul Kumar, Stewart Wright and Julian Lewis Jones in supporting roles.

Abhay Deol, who is constantly in awe of the kids who win the World Cup and the coaches who never give up in their training, said, “In this land of cricket, where there is hardly any noise about rugby, 12 of rural India Little kids made history. I hope to honor their dedication and commitment to rugby and the country with this incredible film, which is nothing impossible. I love working with these kids and coaches and the audience So proud to have the opportunity to present his amazing story.. I hope he gets inspired and enjoys it as much as we have. Please watch Jungle Cry streaming on Lionsgate Play from June 3rd.”

The film has won accolades at various film festivals like Cannes World Film Festival 2021, Wales International Film Festival 2021, London Independent Film Awards 2021, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards 2021 and also as Best Film – Jury Award at 11th place was awarded. Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival 2021 among many other prestigious awards.

Actress Emily Shah said, “I am incredibly proud and honored to be a part of a film that celebrates the journey of the children of Odisha and their remarkable achievement at the Junior Rugby World Championships in the UK. I am delighted That this film and his story is getting the recognition that it deserves, especially in a country where cricket is king. Jungle Cry is a truly inspiring underdog story that aims to help children around the world, regardless of their social status, receive education and education. Promotes the game. We are thrilled to release it to Indian audiences on June 3rd.”

The film, which already had its world premiere, will also feature a cameo by sports personalities including Nigel Owens, Phils Bennett and former Wales captain Collins Charvis.

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