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Lion (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama | 6 January 2017 (USA)
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A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 22 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

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Young Shekila
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Shankar
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Noor
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Rawa
Riddhi Sen ...
Café Man
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Police Official
Rita Boy ...
Amita
Udayshankar Pal ...
Liluah Teacher (as Uday Shankar Paul)
Surojit Das ...
Shonedeep / Haunted Boy
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Mrs. Sood
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Swarmina
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In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. Soon, Saroo is selected to be adapted to the Brierley family in Tasmania, where he grows up in a loving prosperous home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers,com)

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The true story of a life lost and found See more »

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sensuality. | See all certifications »

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6 January 2017 (USA)  »

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A Long Way Home  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$123,360 (USA) (25 November 2016)

Gross:

$9,866,152 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Howrah Bridge was shut down by the crew in order to film a single scene. The bridge marks the highly-trafficked main artery between the east and west side of West Bengal, India, and this was the first time the bridge had ever been closed to public. See more »

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Never Give Up
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Couldn't stop crying
4 October 2016 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

This is such a beautiful film, with a simple story line, without any frills.

A young Indian boy leaves their village with his older brother to do some "jobs", in one of these jobs he gets lost and cannot find his way back home. Pass some years and he's adopted by a family from Australia, and when that boy becomes an adult, he starts wondering where he's actually from.

It deals with aspects of origin and identity, and that we cannot escape from who we really are.

Superb, superb acting from everyone, from the little Indian boys, specially Sunny Pawar that plays the young Sarro, to Dev Patel who has clearly matured into a top class act and is endearing and touching playing the older Saroo.

I'm certainly watching it again.


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