I’ve spoken to a few people about this film and not one of them had anything bad to say about it, me included.
I was told going in to have my tissues ready as it tugs on the heart-strings and they weren’t wrong.
It is the story of a boy who goes missing in India when he is 5 years old after falling asleep on a train and only being let out days later, thousands of miles away in Bengali speaking Kolkata. Unable to make himself understood he tries to walk home to his Mother.
You feel for this poor child alone in the middle of a strange town filled with people who don’t understand him, with no money and no way of knowing how to get home.
When you see later in the film the attempts adult Saroo makes to find his home you can only imagine the frustration he must feel.
I’m trying not to give anything away but most people know the broader aspects of the story. Never the less there was a very satisfying ending and most people had a chuckle and a smile on their face through the tears as they walked out.
I would recommend seeing this movie if you can, sometimes it’s nice to watch something real and not all CGI and blowing up cities.