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Jungle Cry: Abhay Deol starrer to stream on Lionsgate Play on THIS date

The Sagar Ballary film also features Emily Shah, Stewart Wright, Atul Kumar in significant roles.

  • Ujan Chakraborty

Last Updated: 10.14 AM, May 28, 2022

Jungle Cry: Abhay Deol starrer to stream on Lionsgate Play on THIS date
Jungle Cry

Abhay Deol will portray a rugby coach to a group of rural kids who go on to win an international tournament in an upcoming film titled Jungle Cry. The movie is set to have its premiere on Lionsgate Play next month.

In the film, directed by Sagar Ballary, Deol portrays Rudraksh Jena, who coached 12 underprivileged youngsters in the game. The team went on to win the International Junior Rugby Tournament in 2007.

Emily Shah plays the physiotherapist, Stewart Wright plays Paul Walsh, and Atul Kumar plays professor Achyuta Samanta, the founder of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences in Bhubaneswar (KISS).

In a press release, Abhay said the boys who won the event and the mentors who never gave up on them amaze him.

Many have drawn parallels between Deol's Jungle Cry and Amitabh Bachchan's recent blockbuster Jhund, as both films focus on the empowerment and involvement of underprivileged children in sports. Abhay, on the other hand, feels that Jhund could be beneficial to them. He believes that it will work in their favour rather than against them, he stated in an interview with news agency PTI.

The underlying theme in all sports films, according to Abhay, is about “honoring the success of the minority and overcoming hardship.”

This movie is expected to offer viewers an “unforgettable journey” of village youngsters from Odisha setting records, with an “inspirational narrative” and a “captivating story”. From beginning to end, this “remarkable tale” will keep the audience on the “edge of their seat”, he stated.

Prashant Shah, the producer of Jungle Cry, stated that the movie emphasizes poverty eradication via education and sports.

Jungle Cry is all set to release on Lionsgate Play on June 3.