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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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Guddu
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Kamla
Khushi Solanki ...
Young Shekila
Shankar Nisode ...
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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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sensuality. | See all certifications »

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6 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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David Wenham and director Garth Davis previously collaborated on Top of the Lake (2013). See more »

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Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #15.1 (2017) See more »

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The Sun, The Sand And The Sea
Written by Buddy Scott & Jimmy Radcliffe
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Truly Exceptional
14 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

May I start this off by saying that I'm astonished at the extremely unfair negative, even 'mixed' reviews the film has gotten so far... The film is not even remotely close to being average, it's far, far, beyond magnificent.

By now you probably know the synopsis, so I'll add for those who haven't seen the film that it's visually stunning, the acting is superb (special mention to phenomenal newcomer Sunny Pawar, who plays 5 year old Saroo) and the story is so gripping and moving, that there wasn't a dry eye in the house when the film reached it's emotional climax.

I've been thinking about this film since I saw it, there's drama, mystery, romance, a whirlwind of emotions throughout the 2 hours - in the best way possible.


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