Hey guys, how’s it going? Rahul here coming in with a brand new blog. My birthday is coming up on Friday!!! I’m turning 16! I’m so excited! So let’s begin the review of this movie “Lion”.
This biography was directed by Garth Davis and was released in January, 2017.
Duration: 1 hour 58 minutes (118 minutes)
- younger Saroo Brierley (Sunny Pawar)
- Saroo Brierley (Dev Patel)
- Lucy (Rooney Mara)
- John Brierly (David Wenham)
- Sue Brierly (Nicole Kidman)
- Guddu Khan (Abhishek Bharate)
- Mantosh Brierley (Divian Ladwa)
- Kamla Munshi (Priyanka Bose)
The story revolves around young, Saroo Brierley who lives a poor life in the slums of India. One day, at a train station, as his brother is busy with some work he falls asleep. Upon awaking, he searches for his brother and falls asleep once again. This time n a stationary train. When he wakes up the train is already on the move and finally he is 1600 km away from home town. He aces many difficulties not knowing his mother’s name, not knowing the name of his hometown etc. After a few months a man who finds this boy different than other boys manages to get him into an orphanage where to his luck he is adopted by an Australian family.
25 years later, living a very great life in Australia, Saroo Brierley is back on the search for his biological mother using google earth (a new feature at that time).
There is honestly just one word I could use for this movie. ‘Wonderful’. I love the realism in this film. How everything is just so perfect. The kid actor was very good and the way they portrayed his difficulties was captivating. This movie is very emotional and makes you just think how lucky you are in life. A great inspirational movie. Dev Patel was nominated for best actor in the Oscars for this movie and that’s pretty awesome. A must watch for all. A great movie. I can’t even say a ‘great story’ cause it’s a real story and that would just be mean. There wasn’t a single moment in the movie where I was bored. It’s really sad all that he has to go through due to a simple mistake. But it’s really awesome how lucky the kid is. Overall pretty amazing.
I would give this movie 4/5 stars.