February 8th, 2017



Release Year: 2016

Rating: 7.5/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Garth Davis

Stars: Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel

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.

Writers: Saroo Brierley, Larry Buttrose, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, David Wenham, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Sunny Pawar, Pallavi Sharda, Priyanka Bose, Eamon Farren, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Benjamin Rigby, Menik Gooneratne, Divian Ladwa, Anna Samson, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Rooney Mara - Lucy
Nicole Kidman - Sue Brierley
Dev Patel - Saroo Brierley
David Wenham - John Brierley
Nawazuddin Siddiqui - Rawa
Aditya Roy Kapoor - Vijay Vora
Sunny Pawar - Young Saroo Bierley
Pallavi Sharda - Prama
Priyanka Bose - Kamla
Eamon Farren - Luke
Tannishtha Chatterjee - Noor
Benjamin Rigby - Waiter
Menik Gooneratne - Swarmina
Divian Ladwa - Mantosh Brierley
Anna Samson - Cute Bar Maid

Taglines: The search begins


Official Website: Official site

Country: Australia

Language: English, Bengali, Hindi

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Shares filming location with the Australian drama The Waiting City (2009). These two films are the only international productions to take place in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. See more »

User Review


Rating: 10/10

May I start this off by saying that I'm astonished at the extremely unfair negative, even 'mixed' reviews the film has gotten so far... The film is not even remotely close to being average, it's far, far, beyond magnificent.

By now you probably know the synopsis, so I'll add for those who haven't seen the film that it's visually stunning, the acting is superb (special mention to phenomenal newcomer Sunny Pawar, who plays 5 year old Saroo) and the story is so gripping and moving, that there wasn't a dry eye in the house when the film reached it's emotional climax.

I've been thinking about this film since I saw it, there's drama, mystery, romance, a whirlwind of emotions throughout the 2 hours - in the best way possible.


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