©Musings by Patricia Feager, 1/5/2017
A Lion Runs The Fastest When He Is Hungry
--- Salman Khan
Lion - Golden Globe Nominee Best Motion Picture Drama
"Raising Awareness for homeless children in India"
The movie "Lion features a Golden Globe-nominated performance by Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman." From the very moment this story began on the big screen I was riveted and transported into another world. Based on a true story this film has all the ingredients of what makes a movie great:
- Basic Instincts
- Emotional Conflict
- True Happiness
Children don't get to pick their parents or decide how, when, or where they are born. They come into this world without any expectations. Childhood is like a fast-playing movie which plants thoughts, ideas, and memories into our heads. Millions of children are homeless in India.
Some parents choose not to have children and some make a conscious decision to adopt. The importance of strong family ties is the seed that is planted in children around the world. First impressions matter to a child. If they have nothing to compare it with how do they formulate ideas about what is right and what is wrong? Does a child even have a sense of direction or are they dependent on a parental figure or sibling for guidance? Can a child survive on their own? In the absence of both, a lion emerges in the main character for this story.
I won't kid you, this is a heart-wrenching true story; therefore, be prepared to bring a box of Kleenex. For me, this is one of the best movies I've ever seen because of the story, photography, human relationships between children and their siblings and adults. In the end, I questioned whether or not anyone was created to have true happiness. I believe you can have happiness, but it isn't always "true." Go see the movie and you be the judge.