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'Lion' made Kim Kardashian cry

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian cried after watching "Lion" -- a story of an Indian boy -- and has urged everyone to see the film.

"Wow I just watched the movie 'Lion' and cried for the past few hours. If you haven't seen it please do. It's beyond sad," Kim tweeted on Saturday.

Set in India and Australia, "Lion" had bagged six nominations this year at the Oscars with Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel in contention for Best Actor in a Supporting Role trophy for the film.

Eight-year-old Indian actor Sunny Pawar, who essayed the child version of Dev's character Saroo Brierley in the film, was also present at the 89th Academy Awards.

"Lion" is a biographical film directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book "A Long Way Home" by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose.

The film's narrative shows the central character Saroo taking the help of technology of Google Earth to find his way back home in India from Tasmania, Australia.

"Lion" also stars Indian actors Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Deepti Naval and foreign actors Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and David Wenham.

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