Best Picture Nominee : Lion

#Lion
: FAMILY SEARCH, Google Earth:

After being separated from his family in India, five-year-old Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple who raise him with great love. As an adult, however, Saroo is troubled by resurfacing memories of his birth family and employs new worldwide technology to locate them.
Run Time : 188 minutes

Director : Garth Davis

Stars : Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Release Date – 6 January, 2017

Budget – $12 million
Gross – $30,368,000 (approx)

Ratings :
On Release :
IMDB – 8/10
Metacritic – 56
Roger Ebert – 3.5/4

Post Nomination :
IMDB – 8/10
Metacritic – 65
Post Bafta – 69

Oscar Nominations : (6)

Best Picture 

Best Supp. Actress : Nicole Kidman 

Best Supp. Actor : Dev Patel 
Adapted Screenplay
Cinematography
Original Score

BAFTA 2017 wins : (2)

Best Supp. Actor : Dev Patel
Adapted Screenplay

Trivia & Comments ::

Garth Davis was inspired by ‘WALL-E’ to tell the story with little dialogue.

Nicole Kidman was chosen by Saroo Brierly
“I instantly thought of Nicole…”Brierley said in an interview.

For ‘Lion,’ Dev Patel filmed Saroo Brierley’s amazing return to his childhood home in India before scenes in which his character began his search.
The Weinstein Company

Dev Patel shot the moving ending of ‘Lion’ first.

Patel dove into the emotional deep end on Lion, shooting the tear-jerking finale of Saroo Brierley’s true story first. Actual villagers appear in the scene where Saroo returns to India, erupting with the same joy with which they had greeted Brierley. “The villagers were just reacting off the energy we created,” says Patel, who plays an adoptee who searches for his birth family with the help of Google Earth technology. “It was one of those rare moments where you are completely lost in something.”

Kidman’s first nomination was for ‘Moulin Rouge!’ She won for ‘The Hours.’ This is Dev Patel’s 1st Oscar nom.

Movie Reviews ::

Why Lion Should win Best Picture?…

It has all the elements that make a hit, but at its heart is an emotional powerhouse of a true story.

-Incredible true story of a tiny needle in a very large haystack

-An immensely satisfying cinematic experience: visually stunning, narratively powerful, and an emotional whirlwind. Best Aussie film of the year.

-A Movie with a soul of its own.

-To put it in simple words, “Lion” is a journey that grabs you entirely ; whether you want it or not, you are a part of each and every scene.

-Remarkable Performances Lead A Decent Film!

-Based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose, ‘Lion’ tells a true-story so heartbreaking (though beautiful eventually), you’d be heartless not to be moved by it.

-finding roots on google earth. Amazing.

-Greetings again from the darkness. Sometimes the real life story is enough. The story of Saroo Brierley is proof.

Negative Reviews :

-Great Story, not a Great Film.

-Lion is an a amazing story of an exceptionally lucky child grown up to be a man. Lion is not a great film however. It becomes overbearingly melodramatic and overwrought in the second half.

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