WIn 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his older brother, they get separated and Saroo finds himself alone and trapped in a moving passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. Saroo is selected to be adopted to an Australian family, where he grows up in a loving prosperous home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love he has always had with his loved ones in both worlds.
A True Story of a Life Lost and Found
Monday, February 27 - 7pm
Tuesday, February 28 - 7pm
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. Twenty-five years later, he sets out to find his lost family
Academy Award Nominations (6) including… Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score.
Golden Globe Nomination Best Picture Drama, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score.