Abhay Deol starrer Jungle Cry trailer is based on the real-life story of Indian rugby coach Rudraksh Jena of Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), who guided a team of rural Odisha boys to a historic victory in the Junior Rugby World Cup.
Abhay’s character asks his superior at one point that the players he is supposed to help train have never heard of the game, let alone actually play it. “How is that even possible?” he wonders. He then begins reading up on the sport.
The UK coach Paul, whose idea it is to build the team, explains the potential players, “It is basically like kabaddi, with a ball.”
The film is directed by Sagar Ballary. Emily Shah plays the role of a physiotherapist.