Cast: Suraj Sharma as Pi (age 16), Irrfan Khan as Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel (adult), Tabu as Gita Patel (Pi’s mother), Adil Hussain as Santosh Patel (Pi’s father), Rafe Spall as writer, Vibish Sivakumar as Ravi Patel Pi’s brother (age 18)
Directed by: Ang Lee
Produced by: Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark
Based on: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Release Date: 21, November, 2012
Duration: 2 hour 8 minutes
First of all the song which you hear in the trailers, Paradise by Coldplay has nothing to do with movie. I saw this movie today, its all about the meaning of God in the end. Pi in his childhood days has been a great fan of different types of religions and his dad doesn’t seem to like that, I am not saying he hate that. He lives in Pondicherry, his family-owned a zoo. His dad decied to shift Canada as he wants to sell those animals and wants to start a new life, because government wanted that land back.
Also to tell you, whole story is being narrated by Irrfan Khan to a writer. Back to the story, while travelling into the ship, in the middle of Pacific Ocean, his whole ship sinks like a Titanic, and he lost his mom, dad, brother and all of his zoo animals inside that ship. But somehow, a Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker (real name was thristy), a zebra, an orangutan and a hyena. Hyena, due to hunger or something, kills zebra and later that orangutan. Pi see all this and gets scared. From nowhere Tiger emerges and kills of that hyena. Pi gets scared because he didn’t knew that tiger is hiding inside the boat. He jumps of the boat and makes a temporary raft attached to the boat. Days by days, he use to throw food inside the boat for the tiger. Later he decided that if he wants to live he needs to get inside the boat and tame the tiger. He is the hero of the movie, so whatever he will think has to happen.
Between he reach a floating island, where they regain there strength and continue their journey. Finally they reach the coast of Mexico, tiger jumps of the boat and runs inside the forest. Pi is taken to hospital and he regains his strength. Back to Irrfan Khan, he wipes of his tears, writer takes a permission to write this story and Irrfan says yes. He let that writer meet his kids and his wife. Irrfan says my story is unbelievable but it actually happened, and that is same with God. Curtains are down and exit doors were open.