By Garth Davis

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-11-25
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Director: Garth Davis
  • Actors:
  • Awards:
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
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In LION, five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train travelling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, he suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification, and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. With just a small store of memories, and the help of a new technology called Google Earth, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.



  • Incredible

    By Hell0 Sweetie
  • Bad

    By BulldogSlayer_525
    Didn't understand...
  • My Favorite Movie of the Year

    By Ferengii
    It was also the most moving story of the year. Excellent cinematography and acting. And, incredibly, it's a true story. Don't miss this one!
  • Get ready to cry

    By sandrapixel
    I never cry, not with movies, but this movie was so emotional, real, and tear worthy. What an amazing story!
  • Worth seeing

    By EASapps
    Excellent acting and well filmed. Dev Patel does an amazing job. Same for the young actors. Very touching story.
  • Lion wow!

    By kaje90
    Great movie!
  • A Special Film

    By Emkoss
    I loved this movie. Young and old Saroo (Sheru) were remarkable. The story so heartwarming.
  • Powerful

    By noodlestrudel
    This is a movie that does not fail to leave a strong impact on those who watch it. You'll be thinking about it long after it's over. It is filled with emotion, and while it is both sad and happy, the latter feeling tended to dominate and produce the most tears -- happy tears of course. This movie is, in one word, powerful.
  • Outstanding!

    By Perspectives
    * "How far would you go to find your family?"     Until the journey clarifies the task of living.
  • A must see!

    By maryawhitey
    A great based on a true story movie. The acting was awesome! I was on the edge of my seat the whole this isn't s thriller but I loved seeing how this story unfolded and what Saroo had to go through. I'm happy this was made into a film because it was a story worth telling.