Lion Movie Review
Rating :- 4.5/5 Reviewed by: Renuka Vyavahare Site:TimesOfIndia
Director Garth Davis’ six Oscar nominated debut feature film is a gut-wrenching true story that tugs at your heartstrings. Do take a bunch of tissues along for this one’s an absolute tear-jerker. What also makes this emotional roller coaster special is Luke Davies’ powerful adapted screenplay. The cinematography and background score do justice to the film’s sensibility. Tannishtha Chatterjee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui make an impressive guest appearance. It makes you believe in miracles and embrace hardships by celebrating courage and resilience in its own unique way.
Rating :- 5/5 Reviewed by: Rohan Naahar Site: HindustanTimes
When someone tells you a truth you do not want to hear, it is not uncommon to lash out in anger. There is confusion, there is shame, there is embarrassment, and when it all gets too overwhelming, when the mind loses its ability to think rationally, or speak, there is fury. For almost a decade, I have avoided re-watching Slumdog Millionaire; not because it isn’t a good film, but because it is a great film, because the truths it told were too uncomfortable, too close to home. For 9 years, there has been no other film that has pulled those same triggers. Until now. Until Lion.
Rating :- 3.5/5 Reviewed by: Niyati Singh Site: DeccanChronicle
Separated from his family at a very young age, now a grown-up Saroo (Dev Patel) tries to trace back his Indian roots as he sets out on an unconventional journey. Yes, Lion is that simple a story but it’s the depiction, the portrayal of the young boy’s struggle and an adult man’s chaotic, impatient mind to find his home that makes the film so different from any other ‘lost and found’ saga. It will evoke turmoil within the boundaries of your restricted mind, making you ponder upon the ‘what ifs’ and ‘what nots’ of Sheru (Saroo), the Lion.
Rating :- 3.5/5 Reviewed by: Susan Wloszczyna Site: RogerEbert
“Lion” sneaks up on you as it proceeds to pluck your heart strings with its little cat feet. Then, before you know it, tear ducts will be brimming and your entire being will be awash with incredible joy but also a splash of bittersweet sorrow. Emotional triggers might arrive at several points during this decades-spanning tale of longing and loss that is also a mystery about an unknown past. What is truly amazing is that the lion’s share of the acting during this early stage is by a untrained newcomer, Mumbai native Sunny Pawar, who won the part after thousands of children were screen-tested.
Lion (2017) Official Movie Trailer HD