What's the film about?
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Yann Martel, Life Of Pi starts with a Canadian author (Rafe Spall) is sent in search of a mysterious Indian-born Canadian called Pi (Irrfan Khan) because he's told that he has a story that will make him believe in God.
Pi then begins to tell the story of his upbringing in India, how his father's decision to move to Europe to sell the animals from their zoo ended in disaster and how his teenage self (Suraj Sharma) was left stranded in the Pacific Ocean with a dangerous Bengal tiger called Richard Parker.
Who's in it? Irrfan Khan,Suraj Sharma, Rafe Spall
This is possibly the most beautiful film we've ever seen. It's even being called the next Avatar and we can see why to a point.
But while Avatar showcased the beauty of an imaginary world that James Cameron created, Life Of Pi shows off the beauty of our very own nature.
The visuals are untouchable and we literally had our mouths hanging open at some of the scenes that unfolded before us. This adaptation is exactly what every book to film development should be like, bringing a world -so well described in writing- to life in a way that even fans couldn't dream possible.
Yes the film is mainly focused on interaction between a man and a CGI tiger but we can honestly it's one of the best relationships we've watched in years.
Suraj Sharma had never acted before this role, the lad had to learn how to swim for this role! But as the film progresses you can see why Ang Lee knew that this boy was his Pi.
What we love most about this film is that it was funny. Even when Pi is stuck in the middle of the ocean with a tiger who won't share, there are tiny little moments that help to lift the gravity of the situation.
Complaints: We literally have nothing to complain about. We guess it was a slightly long film but that's what happens when you turn an epic book into an epic film!
Verdict: If you aren't into religion and philosphy then you might not be happy with the ending of this film, but even so you have to see this just because it is going to change the way films are made forever. 5/5
P.S. We love Rafe Spall in this. He's one to watch for 2013!
Life Of Pi is out in cinemas now.
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