Nov 25, 2016 Release Date:
120 min Runtime:
$ Rent / Buy Lion (2016) on DVD and Blu-ray
This movie can be considered a delicious recipe of emotions, drama, & the priorities of human life. The movie revolves around Saroo Brierley who plays the center character of an isolated boy who is separated from his family while sleeping during the journey in a train. The performance of all the characters is commanding and certain scenes of intense emotions may lead to goosebumps while watching. The movie is based on Luke Davies popular screenplay ‘A long way home’. The movie is divided into three parts of Saroo’s life (Dev Patel) where he is represented as one of the poor’s family’s hope type of Kid who works hard in his early years to support the conditions of his poor family along with his brother (Abhishek Bharat). The innocence of Saroo has well communicated while the scenes when he competes over his brother guddu to show his strength. Priyanka Bose is a good in mothers of these kids who works hard to keep the shimmering shine of their kids’ eyes, alive in the tough conditions of their family. Once while looking for work Saroo catches the wrong train and reach Calcutta. He is lost and searches all possible ways to reach home but he could not find. The second part is amongst the parents (Nicole Kidman, David Wehman) who adapt Saroo. Life becomes easy in the beautiful landscape of Australia for Saroo. The story leaps forward by 20 years ,Then he goes to Melbourne for studies where he finds the idea of searching his roots and real identity back in India using Google earth technology. The transition of landscapes adds a new color to blend up well with the story. Finally, after many efforts and obstacles Saroo finds his identity and emerging with his own people is shown in an awful way which will make eyes wet most probably.