Director Garth Davis Leading Actors/Actresses Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Sunny Pawar, Rooney Mara Supporting Actors/Actresses David Wenham, Rooney Mara, Abhishek Bharate, and Divian Ladwa Genre Drama Language English, Bengali, and Hindu Awards Nominated for six Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Dev Patel, Best Supporting Actress for Nicole Kidman, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Score Date of Release November 25th, 2016 Producer Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, Emile Sherman Setting and Context India and Australia Narrator and Point of View Primarily told from Saroo's point of view Tone and Mood Solemn, Moving, Heartwarming, Inspiring Protagonist and Antagonist Saroo is the protagonist of the film; no clear antagonist. Major Conflict Saroo's separation from and struggle to reconnect with his family. Climax When Saroo finally finds his biological mother and sister in India. Foreshadowing Saroo's misadventure on the train is foreshadowed by the train imagery at the beginning of the film. Understatement Saroo understates his emotions around his loss of his family. Innovations in Filming or Lighting or Camera Techniques Allusions Allusions to Bollywood, to technology like Google Earth. Paradox Saroo needs help to find his family, but shuts out those close to him in the process. Parallelism Saroo's relationship to Mantosh is a parallel for his relationship to his biological brother, and his relationship to Sue is parallel to his missing of his biological mother.