From Rags To Riches: Saroo’s Journey Back Home In ‘Lion’

 

 

Image source: Picture Works
Image source: Picture Works

Based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly, Lion is a drama movie directed by Garth Davis. The film premiered in Toronto Film Festival and received six Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Kidman) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Lion is a true story based on the life of Saroo. The movie revolves around the 5 year old Saroo who gets lost on the streets of Kolkata, is parted with his real family and is adopted by an Australian couple. After Saroo grows up, he embarks on a journey to find his family.

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The movie is shot in the scenic locales of Tasmania and stars Sunny Pawar as the younger Saroo. Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and David Wenham. Lion is slated to release in India on 24th February.

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