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Does 'Lion' have subtitles?

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CoffeeDiamonds Fri 17-Feb-17 20:27:13

Can't find the answer anywhere!!

Cupcakegirl13 Fri 17-Feb-17 20:28:30

Just for the bits where they speak hindi or Benghali

Mellymelton78 Mon 20-Feb-17 00:25:37

I watched the first 20 min and no subtitles. I am confused .

Notfastjustfurious Mon 20-Feb-17 00:34:28

The first hour or so is pretty much all subtitles the second half is in English.

bruffin Mon 20-Feb-17 00:38:32

all the first half is in subtitles, but there is not a lot of speaking and you barely notice.

FreeNiki Mon 20-Feb-17 01:45:23

Yes. Over an hour of the film is Saroo as a child and it is subtitled
Look at the first few seconds of this YouTube clip.

GinSolvesEverything Mon 20-Feb-17 03:24:02

Melly - you can't have been watching Lion unless you are fluent in Hindi surely?

Amazing movie, and you don't notice the subtitles after all of 2 minutes.

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Mon 27-Feb-17 02:39:26

I saw this the other day and had to think! So yes, although there were subtitles they weren't in the least obtrusive. A must-see IMO, and I say that for precious few.

SherbrookeFosterer Mon 27-Feb-17 17:32:59

You can download them. Ask one of your teenage acquaintances. She or he will do it in no time.

I had a Brazilian boffin do it for me but sadly his visa expired and got booted out of the UK.

ALemonyPea Mon 27-Feb-17 17:37:10

It does, but they're easy to follow. Really beautiful film, I enjoyed it.

EnthusiasmIsDisturbed Mon 27-Feb-17 17:52:29

Yes the first half is subtitled

It's an absolutely fantastic film best film I have seen for a long time and should have won at least one Oscar

augustusglupe Mon 27-Feb-17 17:58:20

I've seen it twice. The first 40 mins or so had subtitles, but it's such a brilliant film I hardly noticed them

glowfrog Mon 27-Feb-17 18:00:44

Sherbrooke as someone who works in the film industry, thanks for suggesting piracy!


PossumInAPearTree Mon 27-Feb-17 18:05:35

Best film I've seen in ages.

Panga63 Mon 27-Feb-17 18:28:25

Fab film and bought the book afterwards as well. That was very well written - an easy read. Lovely to see photos of the young boy who played Saroo enjoying himself with the actors at the recent awards.

Naicehamshop Mon 27-Feb-17 19:55:33

Yes to subtitles for the first half of the film but hardly noticeable. Absolutely stunning film - especially the shots of Dev Patel with his shirt off (sorry to lower the tone grin)

TurquoiseDress Mon 27-Feb-17 23:24:17

Yes for the first part of the film- but I hardly noticed, only remembered now you're asking.

Surprised it hasn't had more praise or awards/acknowledgement.
It was one of my favourites over the last few months

OnionKnight Tue 28-Feb-17 07:06:47

I thought all films had subtitles nowadays?

SorchaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 28-Feb-17 09:56:20

Hi OP just moving this over to Films - shout if that's a problem! flowers

bruffin Tue 28-Feb-17 11:27:44

The first half of the film is not in English hence the subtitles

NotCitrus Tue 28-Feb-17 11:42:43

Perhaps OP actually wants subtitles to understand the dialogue all the way through? Deaf people exist...

In which case look for subtitled screenings on or wait for the DVD - most but far from all DVDs have subtitles, and few bother subtitling any of the extras. Jim Henson films often don't subtitle at all. Ever tried lipreading a Muppet?

saffronwblue Wed 01-Mar-17 02:01:30

Loved this movie. DH, DD and I all wept through it. The book is great too- the story is so compelling.

Liiinoo Sun 05-Mar-17 01:40:41

I love a subtitle. It keeps me properly focussed throughout. I don't think I would have enjoyed The Killing nearly as much without them.

I went to Lion with DD this week. We absolutely loved it but in our cinema the sound was painfully loud. I had to turn my hearing aids down and DD had her hands over her ears for the first 40 minutes. But it was worth it and Nicole Kidman was a revelation. And as for little Saroo..... and his Mum.....

Pmcd5 Sun 26-Mar-17 20:26:29

I have been watching this for the first 20 mintues but no subtitles are available.

smcjefe Mon 17-Jul-17 17:32:27

I watched this on Netflix and there are no subtitles. Does anyone know how to get the subtitles while watching on Netflix?

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