Posted on January 5, 2017


Lion Only five years old, little Saroo (Sunny Pawar) is separated from his brother and family. Through really no ones and then again maybe everyones – fault, he’s carried on a train to Calcutta, 1600 kilometers away. Because he’s smart, listens to his instincts and can run really fast, he’s able to escape a life on the streets of India. One of the most appealing kids I’ve ever seen, this is a child you want to put in your pocket and take home with you. When efforts to find his family fail, he’s adopted by a nice Australian couple, Sue & John Byerly (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham).

Saroo adjusts – growing into Dev Patel – and lives a well-to-do life in Australia, eventually falling in love with Lucy (Rooney Mara), until memories start coming in and he begins a journey of trying to find his beloved mum (Priyanka Bose) and older brother Guddu (Abhishek Bharate).

It was good to see Nicole Kidman playing an age appropriate role and contrary to popular opinion, her forehead does move, albeit just a teeny bit. Based on a true story, the movie hightlights the thousands of missing and lost kids in India.  If they were all as adorable as little Sunny Pawar, there’d be mile-long lines of people waiting to adopt. Oh, take along a couple of tissues just in case.