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That man has plans to take that boy and force him into either labor or prostitution or sell his organs. These would be the reasons why he was fluently estimating his physical qualities. That man was in Child Trafficking business. That's illegal and usually happens to poor people who don't have enough money to have food for at least one time a day. For more ...


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Dev Patel plays the adult Saroo, so he is only in the movie for the last third or so. He's the main character but he's part of the resolution of the plot. It's a judgment call by the Academy, but his screen time is far less than that of the Best Actor nominees this year, so to call his a supporting role seems correct.


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Did Saroo find the actual location based on more factual information or clues than presented in the movie? Yes As an adult, he spent many hours over many months conducting searches using the satellite images on Google Earth, painstakingly following railway lines radiating out from Howrah railway station. He relied on his vague memories of the main ...


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They are not the same boy, but the connection is deliberate by the filmmakers. In an interview with the real life Sue Brierly, she said Mantosh had been beaten, raped, burned and abused in an orphanage before he was adopted. When he arrived in Australia he still had scabs on the back of his hands from cigarette burns. The boy Shonedeep shows this story of ...


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It was somewhat ambiguous. There was certainly a strong implication that Ram was up to something sexual, the way he lays on the bed next to Saroo and checks out his physique. But it could also have been that they were just going to adopt him out like what actually ended up happening to him. We never really find out. It also seemed like the people who ran ...


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No; the characters have different names and are played by different actors. The boy in the orphanage is named Shonedeep, and is played by Surojit Das; Saroo's adoptive brother is named Mantosh, and is played (as a child) by Keshav Jadhav. I will confess that when watching the movie I had the same initial thought, but then realized that the names were not ...


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