Celebrated British Indian novelist and author Salman Rushdie was all praises for the Garth Davis directed latest movie Lion which is an on screen adaptation of a book by Saroo Brierley.
The movie tells a true tale about a young boy played by Indian child actor Sunny Pawar, who gets lost in a train station in the city of Calcutta and then gets adopted by an Australian couple. The boy then grows up to be an adult, played by actor Dev Patel and sets out to find his lost family.
"Lion is a beautiful film. It moved me deeply. Pawar and Patel are both outstanding . . . and Nicole Kidman's monologue, in which she tells her adopted son the truth about his adoption, is the most powerful scene and another exceptional performance." Said Salman Rushdie in a statement.
"I loved the moments when Saroo's past and present seem to fuse." The famous author added.
Garth Davis has already pouched the Directors Guild Awards in the category of Best First-time director for the movie Lion. On the other hand Dev Patel has also won virtuoso award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in the category of Breakthrough Stars.
That apart, Lion is already staring at the Academy awards 2017, with six distinct nominations under its belt.