Based on a decade-old prize-winning novel by Yann Martel, the story of
pissing Piscene Patel, otherwise known as “Pi”, centers on a shipwreck and a lot of wide open water. But Pi is not alone, of course. He’s stuck with some untamed and untrained zoo animals on the lifeboat. A hyena, a zebra, an orangutan (orange juice?), and a peculiarly named Bengal tiger aka Richard Parker.
Of course, we all know what happens when you’re stuck with predators and victims – not all will survive. By the first few days, all Pi is left with is some canned water, some tinned biscuits, and the unfortunate companionship of the ferocious Richard Parker.
Without going too much into the storyline (those of you who have read the book would know how it all ends), we have to say that director Ang Lee definitely outdid himself with “Life of Pi”. From the precise interpretation of the book (mostly based on Pi’s imaginations) to the awe-inspiring visuals (thanks to the engagement of world-class visual artists), “Life of Pi” could just very well be the most impressive film that has ever been made.
At least for this year and for the following year or two to come.
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Let’s not forget the awards nominations. Gosh, the awards nominations!
Plus, everything is gorgeous. And we mean, everything. From the animals to the giant whale to the hundreds of jellyfish to the stormy ocean. Even right down to the most dangerous-looking scenes, everything is shimmery, shiny, ethereal. So much so that we found it hard to tell reality from special effects. Thus, we applaud the team for successfully transporting us into the world of “Life of Pi” so seamlessly, and for successfully making us forget that we were in fact, sitting in a cinema hall.
Now, will you please do yourself a favour and catch this one in a cinemas near you as soon as possible? And when you decide to, do so in 3D – you won’t regret it.
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.