Lion is a 2016 drama film directed by Garth Davis (in his feature debut) and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose. The film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.
The film, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2016, was released in a limited release on November 25, 2016, by The Weinstein Company before opening wide on January 6, 2017. It was released in Australia on January 19, 2017, and in the United Kingdom on January 20, 2017, and has grossed $44 million worldwide. It received six Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Kidman) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
- Dev Patel as Saroo Brierley
- Sunny Pawar as Young Saroo
- Rooney Mara as Lucy, Saroo's girlfriend
- Nicole Kidman as Sue Brierley, Saroo's adoptive mother
- David Wenham as John Brierley, Saroo's adoptive father
- Abhishek Bharate as Guddu Khan, Saroo's biological brother
- Divian Ladwa as Mantosh Brierley, Saroo's adoptive brother
- Keshav Jadhav as Young Mantosh
- Priyanka Bose as Kamla Munshi, Saroo's biological mother
- Deepti Naval as Saroj Sood, founder of the Indian Society for Sponsorship and Adoption (ISSA)
- Tannishtha Chatterjee as Noor
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Rama
- Benjamin Rigby as Waiter
- Riddhi Sen as Café Man
- Kaushik Sen as Police Officer
- Rita Boy as Amita, Saroo's friend at the orphanage.
- Pallavi Sharda as Prama, Saroo's friend.
- Sachin Joab as Bharat, Saroo's friend.
- Arka Das as Sami, Saroo's friend.
- Emilie Cocquerel as Annika, Saroo's friend.
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