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.
Dev Patel considers this script to be the best he's ever read.
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: ...
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.
There is no opening title card, only opening credits; the title card doesn't appear until the end.
English, Hindi, Bengali
$2,073,433 (USA) (6 January 2017)
$51,694,854 (USA) (28 April 2017)
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