In the film, Saroo (Patel) was a five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta. After much time, he ended up getting adopted by his parents (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) and lived in Australia to grow up. While he loved his life there, he always remembered his life back home and wished to go find his family. After conversing with his friend Lucy (Rooney Mara), and with basically no information and only his memory to serve him, Saroo journeyed back to attempt to find his family that he lost many years ago.
Lion releases on November 15, 2016.