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.
Nicole Kidman was handpicked by the real-life Sue Brierley for her part. Brierley suggested Kidman from the very first time the film adaptation was suggested to her and actually met with Kidman at her Sydney apartment to discuss the role. Both women forged a close bond in the course of their conversation after discovering that they were both deeply maternal and loved their adoptive and biological children in equal measures.
Please could you not do anything while I'm away?
Mantosh Brierley: Yeah Yeah...
Saroo Brierley: ...to make mum... more unhappy than you already do.
Mantosh Brierley: Mate, why do you think I stay away?
LED signboards on railway platforms never existed in 1986.
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)
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