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Lion General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.


20th January

Directed by

Garth Davis


Sunny Pawar
Abhishek Bharate
Priyanka Bose
Khushi Solanki
Shankar Nisode
Tannishtha Chatterjee
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Riddhi Sen
Koushik Sen
Rita Boy
Udayshankar Pal
Surojit Das
Deepti Naval
Menik Gooneratne
David Wenham
Keshav Jadhav
Benjamin Rigby
Divian Ladwa
Todd Sampson
Daniela Farinacci
Pallavi Sharda
Sachin Joab
Arka Das
Emilie Cocquerel
Vinod Chauhan
Babli Pandey
Madhukar Narlwade
Rohini Kargaiya
John Brierley
Saroo Brierley
Sue Brierley
Tegan Crowley
Eamon Farren
Belinda Misevski
Lucy Moir
Anna Samson
Alexandra Schepisi

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Movie details
UK total gross

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UK BBFC Certificate: PG


Popular in: Russia and United States

UK Box Office Release Breakdown
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Highest chart position: 4

Weeks on box office: 9

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