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Plot: 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. Runtime: 118 mins Release Date: 24 Nov 2016
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 <more>
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.
This Film has Oscars written all over it (by apioneer)
I had not read anything about this film and I went to see 'Lion' yesterday. I was moved, I was shocked. I had tears in my eyes and the hair on my skin stood up. I could listen to my own heart beats while watching this film. It has never happened to me before when I saw a film and I was touched immensely. The film took me back to my roots and streets where I grew up. I am from Pakistan and I have been living in San Francisco for the last 15 years. I come from that part of the world where this story takes place. I grew up in streets like the streets of the movie 'Lion'. I have <more>
met many children who collect garbage to make a living and are lost in the streets of this universe. They sleep alone on card board boxes at night and when you look at them , there is a question in their eyes. The world has forgotten about these children and there are thousands of these children on the streets of India and Pakistan. Do you really know what it feels like when you are only 5 years old and lost in some crowded street in a big city and do not know how to get home? To the boy who played Saroo Sunny Pawar , I want to give you an Academy Award. The film grabs you from the beginning as it starts out with showing a beautiful relationship between two brothers who are running on a train track. The actress who played mother Priyanka Bose touched my heart. Her performance is breathtaking. The way she looks at her sons, shows you how a mother pours her heart with love when she looks at her children. There are no words to express that feeling and actress gave her full self and emotions to play this role from young to old. It is commendable and her acting moved me and reminded me of my own mother. There are so many things which I think my mother does not know about me but the way she looks at me, I know she knows. Lost Saroo looks around for Guddu at the dark train station and then looks for Guddu everywhere, in his thoughts for the rest of his life. What a beautiful role of Guddu played by Abhishek Bharate and what a promising actor! There were some real gripping performances in this film by actors which had only small roles in the film but they left their mark and touched me. I want to give a big hug to Garth Davis for choosing these powerful actors and giving them a chance to express their emotions. I must mention Tannishtha Chattergee, who knew her character and made a mark with just two scenes. Now that's called Actor.I have always seen Nicole Kidman in great grandeur roles. But I was shocked to see her in 'Lion'. A small role with few scenes. She gave herself all. Her performance in Lion is heartfelt. The cinematographer was able to capture her emotions and her heart on the big screen. David Wenham, plays the part of father to Saroo with amazing acting skills and warmth. Dev Patel, you did a good job.I want to give a big salute to all the filmmakers and actors who were involved in making this film. You have done an exceptional job and gave me something which will be in my mind and heart for a very long time. If any actors or filmmakers want to reach out to me please email at hassanzee-at-gm-ail
Missing child cases are ones that really do send a shiver down the spine, the uncertainty of the child's whereabouts or whether in fact they are actually still alive being the major worries. You can't possibly understand the effect it must have on a family. In Garth Davis' Lion, we see the effects of such a case on the child rather than the family left behind. Saroo Sunny Pawar is a five-year-old child living in a remote Indian village with his mother, brother and sister. Spending his days helping his brother steal coal from trains, Saroo joins his brother for a job one night <more>
but finds himself lost and on a train to Calcutta, nearly two-thousand kilometres from his home village.Surviving many challenges and meeting various faces, Saroo is eventually adopted by an Australian couple, John and Sue Brierley David Wenham and Nicole Kidman . Twenty-five years later, Saroo Dev Patel decides to track his lost family down.I must start by saying that I absolutely loved Lion, a film that deals with such a traumatising true story in such a delicate manner. Garth Davis splits the film into two halves, the first focusing on Saroo as a five-year-old lost in such a densely populated city and the second looking at Saroo as a grown man, so far away from the life he left years before. It is quite tough to watch at times, particularly some scenes of a young Saroo trying to survive on the streets of Calcutta however, Davis' film builds to a truly beautiful conclusion that left me emotionally destroyed.I think the fact that this is a true story played a massive part in the conclusion having such an impact on me. Davis plays it out brilliantly and the inclusion of real life footage in the end credits, along with startling facts about how many children go missing in India, just added more power to the already powerful film.Lion doesn't just get its power from the story but from the tremendous performances also. I have always liked Dev Patel as an actor but this is the first time I've watched him give such a powerhouse of a performance as a grown up Saroo struggling to cope with tracking down his lost family. From here, Patel could really go places, starting with awards recognition in the early new year.Sunny Pawar deserves a special mention for his performance as a young Saroo, lost and alone in such a unfamiliar place. It's always a risk to have such a large portion of the film led by such a young actor but it's ultimately one that pays off greatly in Lion. There's also fine support on offer from Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and David Wenham, ensuring the quality runs right throughout the film.Lion is a film that I urge you to go and see because a film like this needs the coverage and its subject matter is something people need to be made more aware of.
Not just another Oscar bait movie (by moviewizguy)
Do you know the feeling you get when you go into a film with no expectations at all or thinking it might be decent, and the film turns out to not only be good, but blows you away by how amazing it ends up being? That's LION, and if you've been watching films for several years like me thinking you've seen everything committed to cinema, it's a fantastic feeling to be proved wrong.Let me explain to you exactly what I experienced while watching LION: Almost half of the film is in Hindi, which lends incredible authenticity to the story, not that BS where they have actors in which <more>
English is their second language speak English for the sake of sparing the American audience from reading subtitles I'm looking at you, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, and every other Hollywood movie ever made . In fact, the entire first act takes place in India, where about 40 minutes of the film rides on the shoulders of a first time child actor – played by the wonderful Sunny Pawar – and it's one of the best first acts I've seen in years. Think of it like the silent first act of Wall-E; it feels like it can be its own film, yet the filmmakers do a great job connecting the story once Dev Patel comes on screen.On top of that, the filmmaking is impressive. The script is fantastic, the cinematography is lush, the soundtrack complements the film really nicely, and the pacing is on point where it rarely feels like it's dragging, despite the story taking place over the course of 25 years. Every actor in here is also terrific in their roles. As stated earlier, Sunny Pawar makes a compelling lead for the first third of the film. If Oscars were given to kid actors, he would have a damn good chance at winning one. For the last two thirds, Dev Patel more than carries the rest of the film, giving an emotionally naked performance worthy enough to top his role in SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. Finally, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, and David Wenham are ace, despite all of them having limited screen time.In a time where diversity is being talked about more in the film industry, LION makes a compelling case for having diversity in storytelling. It's not about a guy meeting his girlfriend's parents for the first time. It's not about a group of friends going in a cabin in the woods. It's not even about a guy/girl struggling with the death of his/her father/mother/son/daughter/dog. No, LION is a personal story unique to South Asians growing up in India, and it's refreshing and easily one of the best films the year has to offer. Don't dismiss this as yet another Oscar bait movie put out by the Weinstein Company – it probably is one. But the film is much more than that. With a distinct vision from director Garth Davis, LION offers an enthralling story that deserves to be seen by everyone.
This is such a beautiful film, with a simple story line, without any frills.A young Indian boy leaves their village with his older brother to do some "jobs", in one of these jobs he gets lost and cannot find his way back home. Pass some years and he's adopted by a family from Australia, and when that boy becomes an adult, he starts wondering where he's actually from.It deals with aspects of origin and identity, and that we cannot escape from who we really are.Superb, superb acting from everyone, from the little Indian boys, specially Sunny Pawar that plays the young Sarro, <more>
to Dev Patel who has clearly matured into a top class act and is endearing and touching playing the older Saroo.I'm certainly watching it again.
To put it in simple words, "Lion" is a journey that grabs you entirely ; whether you want it or not, you are a part of each and every scene. Exactly like the hero, you find yourself having visions of a past that you think you have forgotten, you long for something more and you dig for something deeper. This is a journey back home, filled with emotions, hard decisions, and an infinite willingness to reach somewhere safe.. Simple story, dream like sequences and real characters that are aware that "there are no white pages" but that in a way, there is always a black ink <more>
somewhere that you can use to finish the endless books that you have in your head. A gem and must see. Highly recommended for the cast's performances, the musical score and the emotional layer that refuses to let you go even after the movie had ended.
Powerful story, will move you to tears. Be sure to bring plenty of Kleenex. (by FelixFelicis)
Just saw this at TIFF . I saw the trailer a few days before the screening and I have to admit the trailer alone made me a little emotional. I mean just the thought of a 5 year old separated from his family for 25 years is bad enough, add in the fact that he was lost in India, a country of over a billion people and was the child of an uneducated poor single mother and you are looking at a very stressful situation.This happens there everyday..and most children never find their way back. They either end up dead or in the hands of heartless people who use children for various illegal / unethical <more>
operations. The fact that one boy survived this situation and went on to tell his story is very inspiring and this fantastic film did justice to showing it on screen.There wasn't a single scene in the movie which doesn't suck you in. Hats off to Dev Patel. He managed to make you feel the character's pain just by the way he looked at a jalebi indian sweet that his brother and him fantasized about back in India . Special shoutout to the young actor who played little Saroo. His performance blew me away. It would be difficult to watch any child go through what he did and the fact that he was absolutely adorable looking made it even harder. The movie explores some great themes: What happens to lost children in developing countries? How do poor, illiterate citizens of a country go about finding their lost children...who helps them? What are the dangers faced by these lost children? Why do certain people choose to adopt? How do adopted children adapt to their surroundings? Especially when they're transplanted so many miles away from home where they do not even speak the language. Do children every fully recover from traumatic childhood experiences? Does one forget their original family if they never see them again after the age of 5? As an adopted child do you ever completely feel like you fit into your new life? What is the bond with your adoptive parents like? The film touches upon all these themes while primarily being about the physical and emotional journey of a young man finding his way back home with very few clues to work with.I kid you not, I could hear the whole theatre crying during several parts of the movie and most people had tissues in their hands. So be prepared. If you're in the mood for a heart wrenching drama with an uplifting ending, go watch this one once its out! The lead cast as well as supporting members have all done a wonderful job. You will not be disappointed!
Great Film Based on a True Story (by claudio_carvalho)
In 1986, in Khandwa, India, the 5 year-old boy Saroo Sunny Pawar lives a very poor but happy life with his mother Kamla Priyanka Bose , his older brother Guddu Abhishek Bharate and his younger sister Shekila Khushi Solanki . Kamla works carrying stones during the night shift and Guddu also works in the night in the Central Station. One night, Saroo insists on going with Guddu to his work and does not resist and sleeps. Guddu leaves Saroo sleeping on a bank I the station and asks him to stay there until he returns. However the boy wakes up in the middle of the night and decides to seek <more>
out his brother in a train. He sleeps again and he wakes up in Calcutta, West Bengal, and 1,600 km east of Khandwa. Saroo does not speak Bengali, only Hindi, and lives on the street of the big city. One day, a young man brings Saroo to the police station and he is sent of an institution for children. In 1987, Saroo is adopted by an Australian family and moves to Hobart, Tasmania. He is raised with love by his foster parents and one day, he goes to an Indian party promoted by his Indian mates from the university with his girlfriend Lucy Rooney Mara . He tells the story of his childhood and triggers the feeling of missing his family. Now Saroo becomes obsessed to find his mother Kamla and his siblings. Will he succeed in his search?"Lion" is a great film based on a true story. The first part is a masterpiece and the boy Sunny Pawar steals the show. The plot is heartbreaking with the 5 year-old boy lost alone in the big city and without speaking the local language. There is an ellipsis when he grows up and the film turns into a melodrama inferior to the story of Saroo's childhood on the streets of Calcutta. The conclusion is emotional, with the reunion of Saroo and his biological mother. Along the credits, the footage of the real characters in India will make many eyes brimming with tears. My vote is eight.Title Brazil : "Lion: Uma Jornada Para Casa" "Lion: A Journey Home"
When Awards Season comes around I always set myself a target to watch as many of the nominated and winning films as possible in the three big ceremonies, if not all of them, this film was no exception. Based on the true story, in 1986, five-year-old Indian boy Saroo Sunny Pawar lives in poverty in a secluded part of rural Central India with his mother Kamla Munshi Priyanka Bose and older brother Guddu Abhishek Bharate . One day Saroo follows Guddu to work, they stop at a train station, Saroo stays and awaits for his brother's return, he wakes from a sleep to find his brother has not <more>
come back, Saroo calls for Guddu, before boarding an empty train, he rests and falls asleep. Saroo wakes on the train while it is moving, alone and locked in the carriage he is forced to wait, after several days the train stops in faraway Calcutta, 1500 miles away from his home, he only speaks Hindi, so does not understand the Bangali language. Saroo is forced to spend the night in the station with other stranded children, he continues to wander around the city, before friendly woman Noor Tannishtha Chatterjee brings him to her apartment, she tells him that Rama Nawazuddin Siddiqui can help him get home, but not trusting them Saroo runs away. Saroo is found by a man who takes him to the police, he says he is from a place called "Ganestalay", unable to trace his family they put him in an orphanage, three months later Mrs. Sood Saroj Sood tells him his photograph has been in the newspaper, but no-one has claimed him. An Australian couple want to adopt him, so Saloo is taught some English and taken to Australia to be cared for by Sue Brierley Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Nicole Kidman and her husband John The Lord of the Rings' David Wenham , later they also adopt Mantosh Keshav Jadhav , who has trouble adjusting. Twenty years later, Saroo BAFTA winning, and Oscar and Golden Globe nominated Dev Patel has moved to Melbourne to study hotel management and started a relationship with Lucy Rooney Mara . One night, sharing an Indian meal with friends, Saroo starts to recall his childhood, he tells that he is adopted but has little memory of his hometown location, his friends suggest using Google Earth to search. Saroo begins to search, using the past memories he can recall, but he disconnects with Lucy, and is overwhelmed thinking of the emotions his family must have gone through when he went missing. Saroo visits Sue, whose health is deteriorating, she tells that she was never infertile, she and John decided to help others and thought there were too many people already in the world. Saroo continues his search on Google Earth with no success, then one night he extends his search further, from Calcutta he follows the track, eventually finding the station where he boarded the train, then he notices the rock formations where his mother worked, he finally finds where he lived, the town is called Khandwa, but the neighbourhood is Ganesh Talai "Ganestalay" . Saroo finally tells adoptive mother Sue about his search, she is fully supportive of his efforts, he takes a flight to India to find and return to his former hometown, in the end he has a highly emotional reunion with his biological mother and sister, but is sad to learn that Guddu is dead. The real Saroo Brierley returned home in 2012, his brother Guddu was killed by a train the same night he disappeared, his mother never gave up hope that her missing son would return, his adoptive mother also came to meet his biological mother in India, and it is revealed that Saroo learned he had been mispronouncing his own name, which was actually Sheru, which in Hindi means "Lion". It is odd that Patel is nominated Supporting Actor when he is the lead star, perhaps because the child and he is not highly well-known in Hollywood, he does give a good performance, as does Kidman as his caring and nurturing adoptive mother, but it is young newcomer Pawar who shines as the poor child who is unintentionally separated from his family, he should have been nominated! The first half of the film is amazing, the boy from a remote village with no money and identification getting lost and trying to find way back, the second half does plod on a little with the grown up Indian nervous to return home, but it does show the good the internet can do, and the final reunion is tearjerking, all in all it is moving and thought-provoking stuff, I would highly recommend it, a brilliant drama. It was nominated the Oscars for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score for Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann, it won the BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay, and it was nominated for Best Cinematography and Original Music, and it was nominated the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Original Score. Very good!