Dev Patel is discovering the true meaning of family, as he embarks on the emotional journey of trying to determine where he belongs. In his Oscar-nominated role in the acclaimed drama, ‘Lion,’ which is based on a true story, the actor’s character is intent on finding love and security with not just his adopted family, but also his biological relatives.
The sentimental biopic is set to be distributed on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand April 11 by Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. ‘Lion’ is now available on Digital HD. The film’s home release bonus content includes Deleted Scenes, Behind the Scenes Gallery and the ‘Never Give Up’ Official Lyric Video, which is performed by Sia. The Blu-ray and DVD will retail for an SRP of $34.99 and $29.98, respectively.
In celebration of ‘Lion’s home release, Shockya is offering two lucky winners a Blu-ray of the biopic. To enter, email, us at ShockyaGiveaway@aol.com. Let us know that you’re entering to win the ‘Lion’ Blu-ray giveaway in the email’s subject line and message. You have until next Tuesday, April 11, the day of the film’s home distribution, to enter, and you can enter the contest once daily. After the drama’s release date, we’ll pick the winners at random and notify them through email. Good luck!
Garth Davis made his feature film directorial debut garnered on ‘Lion,’ which garnered a total of six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Patel and Best Supporting Actress for Nicole Kidman. The biographical drama also stars Rooney Mara, David Wenham and newcomers Abhishek Bharate and Sunny Pawar.
Screenwriter Luke Davies also received an Oscar nomination for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) for his work on the movie, which is adapted from the book, ‘A Long Way Home.’ The 2015 memoir was written by Saroo Brierle, who Patel portrayed in the biopic.
‘Lion’ follows five-year-old Saroo (Pawar) who gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven.
Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, Sue and John Brierley (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham), and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. As an adult, not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, Saroo (Patel) suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother.
But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. Armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, Saroo sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.