Monday, January 07, 2013

Life Of Pi (2012)

[a beautiful & thoughtful movie]
Life Of Pi (2012)
IMDB- 8.3 (Top 250 #185)
RottenTomatoes- 89%
RJG Rating- 100

A ship wreck leaves a boy and a zoo tiger on a boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Starring- Suraj Sharma
Director- Ang Lee

Based on Yann Martel's famous novel ,Life of Pi was considered unfilmable without losing much of its core values.So does Ang Lee's Life Of Pi do justice to the novel?

LOP has a strong acting department.Suraj Sharma does an incredible job as Pi in his debut performance.His acting his very natural and simplistic and never goes over the top.Adil Hussain & Tabu as Pi's parents give a great supporting act.The first portion of the movie is powered by their performances.Irrfan Khan as the narrator gives another excellent supporting act.He eases the viewers into this extraordinary tale.

The story for LOP is its strongest aspect.LOP is a story of hope,survival and of faith.Pi's story is hilarious,thrilling and thoughtful.The main story is that of Pi & the Tiger.Though it has a sense of unrealism to it ,the climax will make you want to relive through the whole journey.While on the surface its a survival movie ,beneath its a religious movie as well, which tests our beliefs.Its a movie that must be seen atleast twice,to be truly understood.

Ang Lee hits the bullseye with his direction.Its perfect and brings out the best from the story.Adapting the novel ,while retaining its morals was a hard task in itself ,but not only Ang does it brilliantly ,he presents it so beautifully that it gives LOP an entirely different viewpoint.The movie caters to everyone!Young and old ,action lovers & especially to those who love their brains to be put to work.

The cinematography and visual effects are excellent.Many movies use 3D without reason ,but LOP's 3D use is justified.Seeing it in any other format drains the movie of much of its beauty.LOP is a must watch on 3D.
The visual effects are amazing.The vast ocean,its sealife ,the various animals & ofcourse the Tiger are so realistic and will leave you speechless.The scenes with the Tiger are thrilling and some send a chill up the spine.The visual effects just add to the whole movie watching experience.

Overall,Life Of Pi is a must watch movie ,that should be seen with friends and family.

Acting- 5/5
Story- 5/5
Direction- 5/5
Drama- 5/5
Action- 5/5
Comedy- 4/5
Thriller- 4.5/5
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