PG-13 | | Biography, Drama
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
22 December 2016 | CineMuseFilms
9 | An immensely satisfying cinematic experience: visually stunning, narratively powerful, and an emotional whirlwind. Best Aussie film of the year.
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The real Sue Brierley was quite happy with the overall adaptation of her life except for the frumpish demeanor applied to Nicole Kidman's portrayal of her. Brierley was somewhat disappointed that none of the available clothing items she and Saroo actually wore were ever ... ...
What paper trail?
Saroo Brierley: My mum could not read or write.
Dinner Guests: What did she do?
Saroo Brierley: A labourer... she carried rocks.
Most trains shown in this movie are liveried in blue. However, around 1986, Indian passenger trains were predominantly painted maroon. The switch to blue only started in the late 90s.
After the final credits, there's an earlier shot with the boys on the train tunnel and the credits "In loving memory of Guddu".
English, Hindi, Bengali
$123,360 (USA) (25 November 2016)
$51,694,854 (USA) (28 April 2017)
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