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First look: Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel's Lion is about an adopted Indian boy's search for his family

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:46 IST

Dev Patel's upcoming film with Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and David Wenham is going to strike a chord with Indians.

The film, titled Lion, is set in Australia and chronicles the life of a hero, an adopted Indian boy who sets out on a hunt for his birth parents. As he turns 25, he is plagued with flashes of his life in India. This marks the beginning of a massive hunt that consumes the lives of both, the protagonist and his adoptive parents.

The film, directed by Garth Davis, is supposedly based on a true story.

Nicole Kidman looks almost unreconisable as Patel's mom, while Oscar-winner Rooney Mara hardly gets any screen time in the trailer. Here's hoping the film does for Patel what Slumdog Millionaire did - put him on the map.

The film will release worldwide on 25 September.

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First published: 26 August 2016, 6:29 IST
 
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