A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Overlong cross-continental tale of the “inspirational” kind. Based on fact, it works for the most part and is saved from mawkishness by a light touch and honest performances.
d – Garth Davis
w – Luke Davies (Based on the Book by Saroo Brierley)
ph – Greig Fraser
pd – Chris Kennedy
m – Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O'Halloran
ed – Alexandre de Franceschi
cos – Cappi Ireland
p – Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, Emile Sherman
Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Deepti Naval, Divian Ladwa, Abhishek Bharate, Sunny Pawar