Saroo continues to wander around the city before coming across Noor, a seemingly friendly woman who brings him back to her apartment.
She tells Saroo that a man will help him find his way home.
Guddu tries to wake him up, but Saroo is too tired.
When Guddu does not return, Saroo searches for him and boards a train presuming Guddu is aboard.
He stands at a ticket counter and tries to obtain a ticket home, but the attendant does not recognise the name of his village, which Saroo says is "Ginestlay".
He spends the night in the station with some streetchildren, but is then woken up and forced to run when a group of men try to kidnap them.
Saroo returns to his hometown, where he has an emotional reunion with his biological mother and sister, but learns that Guddu is dead.
The film was also commercially successful, becoming one of the highest-grossing Australian films of all time.
In 1986, Saroo, a five-year-old boy lives with his elder brother Guddu, his mother and his younger sister in Khandwa, India.
Lion received six Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Kidman) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
It won two BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Patel) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Saroo later learned that he had been mispronouncing his own name, which was actually Sheru, a diminutive for Sher (Hindi: "It was finding the right balance of the big cinema "no-no", which is that screens on screens is not good.