Life of Pi is an upcoming adventure film adapted from the novel written by Yann Martel. This new movie is directed by Academy Award winner Ang Lee who is known for winning the Best Achievement in Directing in 2006 for the movie “Brokeback Mountain”. Now he will take everyone on a 3D adventure involving a young man called Pi (played by Suraj Sharma), a sixteen year old who starts to take his journey to spirituality at a very young age. After surviving a disaster at sea, Pi is pulled into an epic journey that will bring him into terms of his search as he finds an unusual alliance with a Bengal tiger. Here’s a sneak peak on this amazing journey that will inspire everyone to dream all over again:
“The Beautiful Story of The Movie: Life of Pi
Talk about high expectations. “This story will make you believe in God,” narrator Irrfan Khan promises listener Rafe Spall. The former, a relaxed, middle-aged man with sadness in his eyes, making some lunch in his nondescript Canadian home. The latter, a blocked novelist following a tip on a tale too good not to write about (and, perhaps, too good to be true.)
We open in Pondicherry, a former French section of India, and its colors and architecture burst off the screen. Director Ang Lee uses every corner of the frame to create an outstanding tapestry of images, quickly assuaging any fears that the use of 3-D is an exhibitor’s cash grab. (Most will agree this is the best use of stereo since Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo,” or, perhaps, ever.) Our young hero is named Piscine Patel, named for a particularly gorgeous French swimming pool, but after schoolyard torments he changes his name to Pi.
He ceremonial self-appellation, math jokes included, is one of a number of marvelous, joyous sequences in the emotionally resonant first act. The Patel family owns a zoo, and this closeness to animals is a part of Pi’s upbringing. Pondicherry is a diverse neighborhood, so he’s exposed not only to his inherited Hinduism, but Catholicism and Islam, as well. He is a boy that is receptive to the notion of God, but cannot choose which faith to go with. He, therefore, takes aspects of them all, to the mild consternation of his secular humanist father.
Pi’s childhood faith-shopping is quite beautiful and respectful, and something quite under-discussed in cinema. Some may question what this lengthy prologue has to do with the bulk of the film, but, tonally, it is key to setting the course of the story.
The Patel family’s finances force them to pull up stakes and sail for Canada, taking their zoo animals with them. Pi, a teenager now, and a little bit defiant, allows his sense of invincibility to take him out to the ship’s deck during a major storm. Turns out this works in his favor, as he is one of the few creatures to survive. He finds himself on a lifeboat with an injured zebra, an orangutan, a rat, an angry hyena and the gorgeous and regal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.”
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Life of Pi stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and will have a wide release on November 21st 2012.
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