Jungle Cry’ Wins Best Film Award At Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2021
Jungle Cry wins the Best Film (Jury) award at the 11th Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival 2021. Based on the inspiring true story of 12 students from Kalinga Institute (KISS). ‘Jungle Cry’ follows their triumphant journey to the International Junior Rugby Tournament held in the UK in 2007.
In 2007, 12 KISS boys Rugby team represented India in U14 Rugby World Cup in England and created history. Since then KISS has promoted and popularised the game all over India. This unique achievement of KISS is very beautifully depicted in the Jungle Cry. Expressing his happiness, Dr. Achuyta Samanta congratulated the team for the recognition and thanked the Jury for the deserving tribute to film.
Bollywood actor Abhay Deol played the role of rugby coach Rudraksh Jena, who had trained the tribal boys from Odisha to play rugby at the international level. Emily Shah plays the team’s physiotherapist. The cast also includes well-known actors Atul Kumar, Stewart Wright and Julian Lewis Jones.