Lion Film Review

Updated: May 27, 2018

Of bonds of blood and love.

Director: Garth Davis

Writers: Luke Davies (screenplay), Saroo Brierly (book)

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


Many things come together to make a film capable of tugging at our emotions and feel for some stranger; see life from their eyes for no good reason. Lion has many of those things, but first lets get the negatives out of the picture. As an Indian, and someone who understands and speaks Hindi, I found the Hindi dialogues to be cringe-worthy, to say the least. Not only did they seem like out of a theater but were also extremely inorganic, unlike the rest of the film. That’s it. That is my only issue with Lion.  .