• Lion (2016)


Release Date: November 25th, 2016

DVD Release Date: April 11th, 2017

PG-13 |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Abhishek Bharate, Divian Ladwa, Priyanka Bose, Deepti Naval

Director: Garth Davis

Genres: Biography , Drama

Production Co: See-Saw Films, Aquarius Films, Sunstar Entertainment

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: 2010s , Intense , House , Quest , 1980s , Wife , Family , Husband , Gripping , Emotional , Girlfriend , Sacrifice ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Child actor Pawar is extraordinary as Saroo during his terrifying odyssey, and Davis portrays the streets of Calcutta, teeming with homeless children and adults, as if they were one of the rings of hell from "Dante's Inferno." show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Saroo is played dazzlingly by Dev Patel, who gives his richest performance since Mira Nair’s “The Namesake.” show more

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    A sober and yet profoundly stirring contemplation of family, roots, identity and home, which engrosses throughout the course of its two-hour running time. show more

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Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Picture