This is a movie based on the novel written by Yann Martel. The book is in my list since a long time but havent got a chance to read.
The movie starts with a small village in South India where Pi’s father has a zoo in Ponducherry. Due to some reasons his father decides to shifts to Canada with some animals from the zoo. They start their journey with Japanese ship but a storm hits the ship and it sinks. While everyone is sunk with the ship, Pi is the only one who is saved and finds himself with a Tiger, Hyena and Zebra in a life boat. He fights for his life and does everything to keep the tiger alive as well because he knows if tiger doesn’t get anything to eat that will be his last day. But gradually they (tiger and Pi) start understanding each other. Finally they reach the coast of the sea. While Tiger disappears in the Jungle, Pi was taken to the hospital by the people who want to know how the ship sank.
It’s so invigorating, it makes you glued to screen. It’s more or less like Cast Away in the middle. In Cast Away Tom Hanks is stranded alone at the sea sore but in Life of Pi, Suraj Sharma (Pi) is with the tiger.
Script is good though it is little slow in the middle. If you are an adventurous then this is the film for you.
Some dialogues from the movie
No one knows about religion until someone introduces it to us.
Religion is darkness.
Hunger teaches what we never knew about ourselves.
And above all – Don’t lose hope.
I will go with 3.5 out 5 for this amazing adventurous movie.