Lion is a film about a five-year- old Indian boy named Saroo. He’s separated from his brother and gets lost in the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home and where no one speaks Hindi. He endures many challenges before he is taken to an orphanage and adopted by an Australian couple. 25 years later, he begins his search for the family he lost.
Let me just say, you’ll need a box of tissues when you watch this film. It’s heartbreaking and beautiful. Saroo’s journey in search of his family truly touched my heart and it’s a story that will stay with me. Dev Patel, who plays the adult Saroo, did a phenomenal job with this character. I believed every moment, felt his pain, and walked with him.
It’s no wonder Lion has received so many nominations! This film gets a 5/5 stars from me! I suggest watching this with a friend or someone you love. You’ll want someone to hold nearby.
Till next time!
X Steph Cardozo