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Lion (2016)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 6 January 2017 (USA)
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A five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after getting lost hundreds of kilometers from home. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Director:

Garth Davis

Writers:

Saroo Brierley (adapted from the book "A Long Way Home" by), Luke Davies (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 59 wins & 101 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunny Pawar ... Young Saroo
Abhishek Bharate ... Guddu
Priyanka Bose ... Kamla
Khushi Solanki Khushi Solanki ... Young Shekila
Shankar Nisode Shankar Nisode ... Shankar
Tannishtha Chatterjee ... Noor
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Rama
Riddhi Sen ... Café Man
Koushik Sen ... Police Official
Rita Boy ... Amita
Udayshankar Pal Udayshankar Pal ... Liluah Teacher (as Uday Shankar Paul)
Surojit Das Surojit Das ... Shonedeep / Haunted Boy
Deepti Naval ... Mrs. Sood
Menik Gooneratne ... Swarmina
David Wenham ... John Brierley
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Storyline

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, 1000 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 adopted by 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 that he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Dev Patel's initial audition lasted six hours. There were concerns among the producers that he was too obvious a choice for a lead role with Indian heritage. This has also previously prevented Patel from possible roles, as he was refused an audition for "Life of Pi" and other parts. See more »

Goofs

In 1987 when Saroo first arrives in Hobart, Australia on the journey home whilst he is looking out the window an image of a white 4WD with a red boat attached is shown. The car is an 80 series Toyota Land Cruiser. The 80 Series Land Cruiser did not begin production until 1990, three years after the supposed date. See more »

Quotes

Saroo Brierley: Please could you not do anything while I'm away?
Mantosh Brierley: Yeah Yeah...
Saroo Brierley: ...to make mum... more unhappy than you already do.
Mantosh Brierley: Mate, why do you think I stay away?
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits, there's an earlier shot with the boys on the train tunnel and the credits "In loving memory of Guddu". See more »

Alternate Versions

The Extended Australian Edition runs approx. 12 minutes longer. See more »


Soundtracks

Come Closer
Written by Anjaan and Bappi Lahiri (as Lahiri)
(Saregama India/Mushroom Music)
Performed by Salma Agha
Licensed courtesy of Saregama Indi
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Roars into your heart and soul
23 April 2017 | by kz917-1See all my reviews

WOW! What an epic movie and true life to boot. How this did not win any Oscars is beyond me. Such emotion that all the actors portrayed. Heart wrenching scenes, make sure you have tissues close at hand; you will need them several times throughout the movie. Then the ending, is there such a thing as a happy gut punch? During the credits are real life video and images of the family portrayed in the movie. Fantastic movie with emotion and epic vistas. Unbelievable and I cannot wait to read the book the movie was based on.


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Country:

UK | Australia | USA | India

Language:

English | Hindi | Bengali

Release Date:

6 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Long Way Home See more »

Filming Locations:

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,360, 27 November 2016

Gross USA:

$51,738,905

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,312,928
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2.39 : 1
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