"LOST & FOUND" - The Movie "LION" Personally touched me!

I imagine all movie-goers must feel at some time that a certain movie mirrors a painful feeling from their past - well, this one did for me.

While my 6 year old traumatic journey doesn't compare time-wise with this one - it does echo the longing for a mother & being swept away not knowing why or when I'd return.

As I watched this movie, my tears were not just for myself; but for the little 5 year old boy also lost & then found.

As a rule, I prefer not to know too much about a movie; developing my own understanding of its possibilities - that's why I wouldn't want to tell you the outcome of this moving true story.

What I can tell you is - to see it. 

1st choice is to see it on the big screen - if that's not a possibility; see it anyway you can.

Generally not a fan of Bollywood; but thoroughly enjoyed the Oscar winning "Slumdog Millionaire" & "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" - but seeing "Lion" made me a believer.  This was an exceptionally captivating powerfully performed piece of cinema.

Even though illuminating actor Dev Patel was nominated for best Actor for this film; the movie belongs to Sunny Pawar playing Saroo Brienley as a 5 year old boy in 1986.

This is Saroo's true story from his memoir - "A Long Way Home" - saved from a life on the streets from a small rural Indian village in rural India.

Even his mother played by Priyanka Bose walks with grace as she toils within her impoverished existence; leaving her children to fend for themselves; but always coming back safely till the next day.

Australian Director Garth Davis' 1st movie hit the jackpot in projecting a heart-wrenching yet uplifting resilience tale of hope.  And Cinematographer Greig Frasier's magnificent lenses capture the beautiful landscapes of Australia & the rugged alleys of Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa.

Academy Award nominated Actress Nicole Kidman pulls out all the stops as a selfless adoptive mother who faces the universal pain of returning a child to set him free. 

And Actor David Wenham plays Saroo's adoptive father with natural warmth & sensitivity.

The movie ends in 2012 in the same village of Khandwa; a scene of sorrow & joy - a crossroads; where life & hope wins every time over loss & defeat.

Actor Dev Patel & Saroo 2012 

If you don't cry at movies - you will this time.  But, don't let that scare you away - you can always Netflix!


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Comment by marilyn sands on March 14, 2017 at 9:12pm

Thanks FM...all in all it was a Feel Good movie...well, maybe just on the way home.  And, a wonderful story was told & photographed!

Comment by JMac1949 Today on March 15, 2017 at 6:45am

Excellent recommendation.  R&L

Comment by marilyn sands on March 15, 2017 at 11:29am

Foolish M...I didn't know India's view on sex per se.  I have much more to learn about the country because of this movie.

Comment by marilyn sands on March 15, 2017 at 11:33am

Thanks so much James. These are the films that stay with you after you walk out of the dark theatre & savor its brilliance.


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