2016 • 118 minutes
1.45K reviews
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In LION, five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train travelling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, he suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification, and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. With just a small store of memories, and the help of a new technology called Google Earth, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.
1.45K reviews
Philip Shields
December 8, 2018
This is one of the best films I have seen in some time. The story is engaging and I was taken along the whole time, this is helped by the great story of hope in reuniting his family and the skill of the actors, especially the child who plays young Saroo. It is definitely an emotional movie so watch in the right environment or you may struggle to catch on to the story. Honestly I was debating watching it after seeing the trailer as it seemed like one of those "wannabe deep" movies that moves along too slow. I recommend this movie to anybody who enjoys a heartfelt story with deeper characters and dramatic moments, without the explosions or heavy CGI.
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Melusi Simelane
April 16, 2017
This movie spoke to the disparity that exists in India, and across the world. Children are suffering daily, and this is not to blame Parents. The balance of power is to the effect that, The Dalits, for instance, in India, stand to suffer State Sanctioned Oppression. I love how it was directed, showing the emotional jorney, and it is a personal touch to have to see LION, himself at the end. I have not cried so much in my whole intire life... Oh God, I am crying again... LOVED THIS MOVIE
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Chef “indiglow007” Knowitall
April 24, 2017
This movie shows that love conquers all. Sometimes we don't know why things happen the way they do. But in this great big world though there may be violence, hate through all the bull.... and things that are hard to understand. What some say is fate others would say that hope faith and love will endure to the end. This movie shows how though we may look different we all have the same Creator. And the greatest gift we were given was love.
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