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Lion

8.4
English
2017
1 Hr 58 Min
UA
U/A
16+
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Movie : Drama . Biography
Streaming on : iTunes. Google Play . +4
Director : Garth Davis
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.
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10

Hindustan Times

Lion movie review: Dev Patel roars in this Oscar-worthy triumph. 5 stars

0

Film Companion

Ultimately this film belongs to the sparkling Sunny Pawar. He’s unforgettable.

4.5

Times of India

Sad yet uplifting, frightening yet inspirational, Lion breaks your heart into a thousand pieces and puts them back together in the end.

4

Indian Express

This is a film you won’t forget in a hurry

3.5

Firstpost

Not Dev Patel, it's Garth Davis' re-telling of a fascinating story that's the winner

4.5

India Today

I'm going with 4.5/5 for Lion, with a tear in your eye and a smile on your face the film takes you back to reality.

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