Lion (2016)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 0 mins

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A 5-year-old boy, Saroo during a trip with his brother, finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home and was lost from his family in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities. He struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. And soon he is selected to be adopted by the Brierley family in Tasmania, where he grows up in a loving, prosperous home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend.

Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

Crew: Garth Davis (Director), Greig Fraser (Director of Photography), Dustin O Halloran (Music Director), Volker Bertelmann (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India), PG13 (Singapore)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 24 Feb 2017 (India), 24 Nov 2016 (Singapore), 01 Dec 2016 (United Arab Emirates), 25 Nov 2016 (United States)

Tagline: The search begins

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Did you know? The famous A.R. Rahman song "Urvasi" from the movie Kadhalan /Humse Hain Muqabla is featured in the film. Read More


as Saroo Brierley
as Sue Brierley
as Lucy
as Guddu
as Sami
as Woman With Baby
as Waiter
as John Brierley
as Saroj Sood
as Mantosh Brierley
as Luke
as Annika
as Young Mantosh
as English Speaking Man
as Prama
as Kamla Munshi
as Shekila
as Bharat
as Young Saroo
as Provost
as Merchant


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
Assistant Director


Line Producer
Consulting Producer
Assistant Producer
Production Executive
Production Manager
Production Accountant
Production Coordinator


Screenplay Writer
Script Supervisor

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer


Music Coordinator
Music Editor


Sound Designer
Foley Artist
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Mixer


Production Designer


Casting Director
Casting Assistant

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Costume Supervisor


First Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor


Location Manager

Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist

Post Production

Special Effects

Special Effects Studio

Visual Effects

CG Supervisor
Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Coordinator
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
The search begins
The true story of a life lost and found
The famous A.R. Rahman song "Urvasi" from the movie Kadhalan /Humse Hain Muqabla is featured in the film.

Nicole Kidman was the handpicked choice by the real-life Sue Brierley to portray her part.

Rooney Mara's character is not based on a single real-life character, but a combination of Saroo's real-life ex-girlfriends.

Dev Patel's initial audition had lasted hours as the producers were concerned that he was too obvious as the choice for a lead role given his Indian heritage.

To get into the skin of her character, Priyanka Bose went all the way to Madhya Pradesh to meet Kamla Munshi, the mother her character was based on.

Dev Patel had to develop a new physique for his role and had attended several hours in the gym in order inhabit his part and he also developed an Australian accent.

The 8-year-old artiste Sunny Pawar was originally unable to attend the US premiere of the movie because he was denied a visa.

The movie is based on Saroo Brierley's memoir 'A Long Way Home'.

Sia had written the song "Never Give Up" for the film which also includes the song "The Sun, The Sand And The Sea" from noted songwriter Jimmy Radcliffe.