Friday, 18 January 2013


It's weekend and are you movie buffs out there wondering which movie to go for? I would suggest, folks, go to the cinescape and watch 'Life of Pi'. It's a lovely fictional adventure tale with a  beautiful message. The movie is based on the 'Man Booker Prize' award winning book of the same name, 'Life of Pi' written by Canadian author Yann Martel in 2001. 

The 3 D movie  is directed by Ang Lee who also directed Broke Back Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The movie has received 11 nominations at the Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. Life of Pi has some amazing visuals and wonderful acting by Suraj Sharma as the young Pi Patel cast way in the sea. Among 3000 boys who auditioned for the role, casting director Avy Kaufman chose Suraj Sharma. Kaufman said, she could tell Suraj Sharma understood who Pi was. 'I didn't have a doubt, I knew he would be able to tell the story that needs to to be told'. The movie won 'Best Original Score' at the recent Golden Globe awards. 

The story is about a young Indian boy Piscine Molitor, known as 'Pi', who survives a shipwreck and is stranded on the Pacific ocean for 227 days, in boat with a fearsome tiger called Richard Parker. Facing harsh cruelties of life, Pi learns many a lessons, overcomes his fears, learns the importance of survival skills while he keeps his sanity with  faith and great strength of mind. I am not saying anymore, enjoy the movie! 

Suraj Sharma with director Ang Lee

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