Lion
A young boy thinks he has lost his parents forever.
2D

Lion

English
Drama
24 Feb, 2017
2 hrs 01 mins
89%
6,590 votes
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SYNOPSIS
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers 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.
Verdict: A heartwarming tale of a man`s journey to his past. La La Land and Moonlight may be favorites to win the Oscar for the Best Picture, but Garth Davis` Lion, which is also nominated in the same category, stands an outside chance. It may not be as stunning as the Ryan Gosling and Emma []... ...Read full review
When someone tells you a truth you do not want to hear, it is not uncommon to lash out in anger. There is confusion, there is shame, there is embarrassment, and when it all gets too overwhelming, when the mind loses its ability to think rationally, or speak, there is fury. ...Read full review
Lion is an incredible real life story of Saroo Brierley, a 5-year-old Indian boy, who gets separated from his poor family. An empty train carriage drags him to Kolkata, a city that doesn`t speak his language. Miles away from his home, braving human traffickers and child predators, he eventually gets adopted by a compassionate couple in Australia. 25 years later, recurring memory flashes of his childhood propel him to search for his lost home and birth mother in India, with the help of Googles mapping program. ...Read full review
Most film reviews are simply an assembly of fancy adjectives, the reviewer expresses his experience of watching a particular film and comments on the quality of cinema & performances but somehow ends up showboating courtesy his own subconscious agenda of hyping this 2 hour long audio-visual experience with his cleverly crafted script which essentially is a commentary on his personal interests rather than cinema. ...Read full review
Most stories of adopted children searching for their biological parents spring from an emptiness, a feeling of not belonging. Lion, based on a true story, explores the void as not an absence of love but a presence that hollows out everything else. Love fills every corner, every frame, every memory, as Lion looks at the world, from the swamp of Kolkata to the pristine seas of an Australian island, through the eyes of a five-year-old. Its a view you may have lost sight of; its a view you wont forget in a hurry. ...Read full review

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