A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. (IMDb)
Nominations: Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Dev Patel), Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman), Cinematography, Original Score, and Adapted Screenplay.
And, mark this as the first Oscar nominee I’ve seen this year that made me cry. Man, this is an emotional journey that spans 25 years. Sunny Pawar has such presence for being such a young kid. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s adorable as hell. It also really brought to life the issues that face millions of children across the world. Dev Patel was wonderful. He may be my front runner right now for best supporting actor. Nicole Kidman gave a wonderfully understated performance. She wasn’t in a whole lot of the movie, but every moment she was on screen, she commanded it. Rooney Mara, though her character was a tad unnecessary, was lovely. Overall, this was a beautiful movie. Beautifully written, beautifully acted, beautifully shot, just beautiful. Highly recommend.