A 5-year-old boy, Saroo during a trip with his brother, finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home and was lost from his family in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities. He struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. And soon he is selected to be adopted by the Brierley family in Tasmania, 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.
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To get into the skin of her character, Priyanka Bose went all the way to Madhya Pradesh to meet Kamla Munshi, the mother her character was based on. Read More