For the actor, his role in the movie proved to be a great platform for his acting career.He then went on to act in various other successful movies like ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, the sci-fi movie ‘Chappie’ and the popular children’s fantasy film ‘The Last Airbender’.It hasn’t been the easiest road for The Weinstein Company as of late (the lackluster box office for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” last December was just the starting point of a year’s worth of executive departures and release date changes for its 2016 slate), but when Harvey Weinstein labels a film his Oscar power player, attention must be paid.
Patel came out with nominations for BAFTA Award for Best Actor and the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor.
The movie went on to win an Oscar for Best Picture among a host of other awards.
READ MORE: 2016 Fall Movie Preview: 34 Indie Films to See This Season Based on the remarkable true story of Saroo Brierley, “Lion” follows a young Indian boy who becomes separated from his family while train hopping one day.
After miraculously surviving the harsh conditions of India’s street life, Brierley winds up as a foster child in a local orphanage, and it’s here where he is adopted and taken to live in Australia.
Watch the debut trailer below, courtesy of USA Today.