Based on true story ‘Lion’ talks about Technology, Love and Humanity

A still from Lion

Technology is always blamed for creating long-distance among the people as it bridges the gap between them, virtually. But, this virtual global village created around us has helped civilization in different ways. The real-life story of Saroo is one such beautiful instance that has been portrayed in the 2016 movie ‘Lion’. A five-year-old boy from central India gets separated from his brother. Circumstances lead him to a rough journey across the unknown side of the nation. However, as time passes he lands into an orphanage and from there to a loving home in the Australian island of Tasmania with his adoptive parents Sue and John Brierley (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham).

A scene from Lion

A nail-biting story but filled with sentiments and emotions, as grown-up Saroo (Dev Patel), sets on a journey to find his hometown and his birth family. And the best part of the film is its first half where director Garth Davis tries and succeeds to show the story from the perspective of a five-year-old Saroo, how he went through all of it. And the growth of the character is accomplished in a deeper way giving you a feel of watching a documentary. Which brings me to the climax scene where Saroo meets his lost mother played by Priyanka Bose, the scene is shot like a documentary with people from the locality adding up to the realness and true emotions to this scene.

True definition Love and Humanity is what we see throughout the movie, after his reunion with his birth mother he writes to Sue and John which is another dose of emotions and we end up as Saroo recalls his elder brother on the railway tracks which visually explains his long way back home.

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