PG-13 | | Biography, Drama
A five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after getting lost hundreds of kilometers from home. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Garth Davis decided to unfurl the story in as linear a way as possible, avoiding flashbacks, even though it would feature very little dialogue in the first half of the film. WALL·E (2008) served as an inspiration for the director when he created the first half of the film. Later, when he discovered Sunny Pawar he felt the young actor was reminiscent of Charles Chaplin in his physicality and Davis knew he would be able to tell the first part of the story with as little dialogue as possible.
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: We ...
Sue Brierley: ...
Mobile charging points are seen in the railway compartment which didn't exist in 1986.
After the final credits, there's an earlier shot with the boys on the train tunnel and the credits "In loving memory of Guddu".
The Extended Australian Edition runs approx. 12 minutes longer.
English, Hindi, Bengali
$123,360 27 November 2016