M. Night Shyamalan

Dev Patel and the real familial investigator at the heart of 'Lion'

Dev Patel and the real familial investigator at the heart of 'Lion'

You’d never know from looking at him, all the things he’s seen. With his mall brand T-shirt and jeans, athletic build and perma-grin, Saroo Brierley seems like your average Australian dude — the kind who drives a sports car and loves watching cricket.

But when he was 5 years old, Brierley’s life took a dramatic turn. He was born in a poverty-stricken Indian village, where he and his siblings spent their days begging for food and searching for fallen coins. One night, while scouring a local train station for change, he got separated from his older brother and accidentally got on a train that took him from his hometown in Khandwa to the overpopulated...

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