Starring : Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar
Lion, a 2016 movie, is directed by Garth Davis, streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. It is a biographical drama film based on the 2013 novel “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley. The movie stars Dev Patel as Saroo Brierley and Rooney Mara as Lucy.
The movie is set in 1980 when Saroo is five years old and lives with his elder brother, his mother, and baby sister in India. One day, Saroo gets separated from his brother by boarding a different train and reaches Kolkata(then Calcutta).
Later, Saroo is put in an orphanage by the police and adopted by an Australian couple, Sue and John Brierley. Twenty years later, Saroo moves to Melbourne and is in a relationship with Lucy. He uses Google Earth to search for his hometown in India after reminiscing about his past.
The film was accepted by the audience positively due to its well-plotted narrative journey, however, certain critics also came with negative reactions regarding its slow pace during the second half.