Hot Take: Moving from beginning to end. The true story of Saroo is extraordinary and worthy of the big screen. Sunny Pawar as young Saroo and Dev Patel as the older Saroo are both excellent.
There’s a lot to like about Lion, the true story of Saroo, a young Indian boy who was separated from his family and became lost in Calcutta. The young boy who plays the child version of Saroo (Sunny Pawar) is particularly likable. You instantly find yourself concerned for him as he gets separated from his brother and falls asleep on a train which travels 1,600km away from his home. As he wanders the streets of Calcutta, it’s hard to imagine such a terrible thing happening to a 5-year-old child.Read More →