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.
The real-life Brierley family was invited on set and visited the production that took place in Tasmania.
I'm sorry you couldn't have your own kids.
Sue Brierley: What are you saying?
Saroo Brierley: We... we... weren't blank pages, were we? Like your own would have been. You weren't just adopting us but our past as well. I feel like we're killing you.
Sue Brierley: I could have had kids.
Saroo Brierley: What?
Sue Brierley: ...
When Saroo is shown traveling to Australia via airplane the soundtrack that plays when the plane is taking off is that of a train.
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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