Bhubaneswar, May 19 (LocalWire): The first poster and teaser of ‘Jungle Cry’, a true story of the Rugby Team of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) was launched at Cannes Film Festival on Friday and is scheduled to be released at House of Lords on Monday. The film is scheduled to release in September 2019.
Overcoming many challenges, Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS had sent 12 tribal boys under 13-years of age as part of the KISS rugby team to participate in World Cup Rugby at London in 2007.
The KISS Rugby Team not only won the Champions Trophy, but attracted special attention from the Rugby fans across the globe. That inspired producers, directors, writers and actors of Bollywood and Hollywood to make a film on the KISS rugby team.
The main focus of the film is how KISS promoted rugby through the tribal boys and girls who made an identity in the world.
In the movie, the struggles of eminent educationist and social activist, Dr Samanta, has also been focussed on. Some rugby players of KISS have also acted in the film Jungle Cry.
The film was shot in India and London, This is the first Bollywood movie which was shot 80% in Odisha. Rugby students of KISS stayed in England for one month for the shooting of Jungle Cry.
Abhay Deol played the main character of Rudrakesh Jena, the rugby coach of KISS. Bollywood actress Emily Shah is also seen in the movie.
On the occasion of poster and teaser release ceremony, Dr. Samanta was invited as special guest at Cannes Film Festival and House of Lords. However, he could not attend due to prior commitments. However, his representative Dwiti Chandragupta Vikramaditya attended both the programmes.
Before Box Office release, Jungle Cry will take part in different competitions across the globe. Dr Samanta thanked the producers Shabbir Boxwala and Prashant Shah; director Sagar Ballary; writer Dipankar Giri; actors-actresses and other team members of the film.