Life of Pi is the well-deserved movie that is sure to win your hearts. Highlighting the relationship between a man and a tiger and the superb acting delivered by Irfan Khan, movie will leave you with tear eyed.
If you were ever stranded in the middle of the ocean, bereft of your essential everyday needs, for months together, what would you do? Not as a lone survivor, but along with a man eating voracious tiger on the other end of your boat, how would you feel? Life of Pi, is one such story, of an adventure of a young boy left in the middle of the ocean with a tiger, with no food, but just water all around him. How he escapes, how he helps himself, find out from this DVD.
The film is based on a 2001 released novel by Yann Martel of the same name. The movie was directed by Ang Lee featuring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and other actors like Tabu and Adil Hussain. The story revolves around an Indian man named Piscine Molitor ""Pi"" Patel, living in Canada and telling a novelist about his life story from being a kid, and how at 16 he survives a disastrous shipwreck while travelling along with his family, and is left stranded in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, from the zoo his parents once owned. More like a dream ride explains the journey and life of this little boy and how he learns about life and the lessons it has taught him during the life- changing journey. Pi is raised as a Hindu vegetarian, but in due course of life, with is streak of curiosity, Pi learns about Islam and Christianity too and tastes meat. An enraged father demonstrates with the help of the tiger in the zoo, Richard Parker, the killing of a goat. When the family decides to travel to India to sell his zoo, they face a bad weather and the ship is left in havoc. Pi later realizes he is the lone survivor left alone. Little does Pi know that he creates a bond between Richard and himself as he tries more and more to stay away from him. Some months later, the boat reaches Mexican shores and Pi is rescued. Richard Parker then walks in to the jungle and disappears, and leave Pi emotionally crushed. It is now that Pi realizes how much Richard had meant to him. How Pi reflects on story to the Mexican insurance officials and how he narrates the story is what the movie will leave you enthralled about.
Laurels for the movie
The movie was the opening film to be played in the 50th New York Film Festival. The life of Pi was nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards in the categories of Best Picture - Drama and the Best Director and won the Golden Globe Award for the Best Original Score for Michael Danna. At the 85th Academy Awards it received 11 nominations, including The Best Picture, and won four including The Best Director award for Ang Lee. The movie received about $ 608 million worldwide.
Suraj Sharma as Pi, Irrfan Khan as Pi's father, Tabu as Pi's mother, Rafe Spall, Gérard Depardieu as the cook.