Master Review: Lion
Master Review: Lion
Having seen my fair share of sad films. I went into the film Lion prepared for the assault on my heart and my emotions. This film did deliver on that front, but not in the way I expected. This film is a journey. It will have you at the edge of your seat for most of the way. From a photographer’s standpoint this film is gorgeous. Often times this film would take a pause in-between scenes or time changes and take the time to show off the beauty of the environment the story was in.
While the cinematography did stand out it was not the only thing. This story takes you on the life journey of Sacroo. The Films begins with Sacroo helping his brother make money. Here we’re shown a window into rural India. This view will make you appreciate the comforts of life we take for granted. It’s this feeling despair for this children who have to grow up in a world where basic utilities are not provided. Naturally the comforts and opportunities that come from a proper infrastructure are not provided either. This causes a chain reaction of emotions to follow. First it puts your current life struggles in perspective. Then it makes you realize how fortunate you are just because of the location of birth. As I was watching this film I remember thinking of Anne Hathaway’s line in A Dark Knight Rises. “You’ll wonder how you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us”.
This film gets darker when Sacroo accompanies his older brother for a night shift. The Older brother Guddu does not think it’s a good Idea but decides to bring the five-year-old along. Sacroo doesn’t even make it all the way to work he is so tired. So Guddu tell him to stay at the station. But after falling asleep on a parked train Sacroo wakes to find the doors locked and the Train hundreds of miles away from home.
This story tells the life story of Sacroo. It’s a story you’ll want to experience. It’s a touching story that will restore some of your faith in humanity. This film is emotionally powerful and will have you rutting for Sacroo from the beginning. I highly recommend seeing this film in theaters while you have the chance. Also because of its high cinematography fidelity I would also recommend picking this film up as a Blu-ray.