Jungle Cry Wins ‘Best Film’ Award at Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival

Jungle Cry won 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), the movie follows their triumphant journey to the International Junior Rugby Tournament held in the UK in 2007. The students go on to win the prestigious U14 Rugby World Cup in England.

The Rugby film, helmed by Sagar Ballary of “Bheja Fry” fame and Prashant Shah of Bollywood Hollywood Productions chronicles the journey of 12 students of KISS.

KISS a home for 30,000 tribal students was established for tribal children empowerment by Dr Achyuta Samanta.

“I am very glad that the Jungle Cry, a movie on how KISSians won the U-14 Rugby Championship in England braving all geographical, cultural and strategic barriers in 2007,” Dr. Samanta said.

Achyuta SamantaKalinga Institute of Social SciencesOdisha