Beautiful is the word to describe this film. I felt very connected to the story, went through a lot of emotions, and had tears in the end. It’s a true story, based on a five-year old Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta. He gets adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets to look for his lost family.
The movie shows a person’s determination and hard work to achieve something. I could feel the pain and emotions Saroo went through, from getting lost to finding his family in India, and the pain of distancing himself from the family who have brought him up, as he didn’t want to upset them with the fact that he was searching for his lost family. Also, the pain of distancing from his lover due to the search. The scene where Saroo tells his lover, the pain he feels with the thought of his lost family looking for him. The movie also teaches us compassion. Millions of children get lost, or with no family. These children deserved to be loved. Sue and John had a great heart by bringing up these kids with love and affection.
The movie also showed India in a natural way, and didn’t glamorize or over exaggerate it. Beautiful cinematography.
Dev Patel was brilliant. His best performance till date. He was so into the role, that it seemed like he was actually Saroo. Sunny Pawar was excellent for a child artist, he has a bright future ahead of him. Nicole Kidman did a good job. So were the other supporting actors. Good direction by Garth Davis, for a debutant. Good music too!
This movie will connect you to your home and roots. I am missing India after watching this film. The movie also makes me understand the true beauty of India. Do watch the film when you get the chance!
My Rating:- 4/5