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Bollywood film on Rugby Team of boys from Odisha’s tribal community

After a spooky and funny drama ‘Nanu Ki Jaanu’, actor Abhay Deol is all set to bounce back on the big screen with a power-packed sports drama titled “Jungle Cry” based on Rugby.

Here is what Abhay Deol wrote in his instagram handle: “This true story I’m filming is special because it’s based on the lives of these two remarkable individuals. Rudrakesh Jena and Paul Walsh, two sports coaches who trained kids from tribal backgrounds to play rugby, and who, went on to win the World Cup rugby championships in the UK in 2007. In this land of cricket not much noise was made about the feat, but they are still here, still training, still carrying on giving young lives hope for a good future. There’s one more extraordinary man who started the whole institute. More on him later! The title of the film is #junglecry.”

The film is bankrolled by Bollywood Hollywood Production. They’ve acquired rights from Shabbir Boxwala for Rugby based true story and he is attached as Associate Producer executing filming of the India portion under his company Friday Cine Entertainment.

Kicking off with the inspirational sporting film, ‘Jungle Cry’, the true story of founder of KISS foundation Dr. Achyuta Samanta, who lost his father at early age living in Bhubaneshwar, India and today provides food, housing, clothing and education from kindergarten to post graduate, to over 27,000 tribal children in India. Achyuta Samanta’s ‘Jungle Crows’ rugby team, made up of twelve Orissa tribal kids, and coached by Paul Walsh (former employee at British Consulate in Kolkata), went on to make Indian and British history by winning the Rugby World Cup in England in 2007.

Abhay Deol, Rugby Kids with British and Welsh actors attached in lead roles. ‘Jungle Cry’, directed by Sagar Ballary (Bheja Fry), is set on locations in India, London and Wales.

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