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.
|Release Date||:||November 24, 2016|
|Production Company||:||The Weinstein Company, See-Saw Films, Screen Australia, Aquarius Films, Sunstar Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Director||:||Garth Davis, Guy Strachan|
|Writers||:||Luke Davies, Saroo Brierley|
|Casts||:||Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Abhishek Bharate, Divian Ladwa, Priyanka Bose, Deepti Naval, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Keshav Jadhav, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Benjamin Rigby, Riddhi Sen, Rita Boy, Pallavi Sharda, Arka Das, Emilie Cocquerel, Sachin Joab, Menik Gooneratne, Anna Samson, Eamon Farren, Tegan Crowley, Belinda Misevski, Lucy Moir|
|Plot Keywords||:||based on novel, indian lead, adoption, australia, based on true story, india, missing child, long lost relative, tasmania, passenger train, street child|
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.