Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Sitting precariously on the edge of this dinghy during a killer storm, would you be able to flail your arms like this?

Serenity along the line of poetic justice ….

Dauntless on this raft ….

Overcoming the odds with this carnivorous beast

When the sea is calm, all I have to do is wait and dream ….

When you embrace 3 religions at the same time, which GOD would you holler for help?

Help me GOD, save me … I don’t wanna die!

Nightfall brings forth a deathly calm

(Snarl …) Don’t mess with me even though I am digitally enhanced


“LIFE OF PI” is a beautifully crafted film, basked among other attributes.

It is a celluloid platform that demonstrates the resilence of the human spirit in the face of  near death where you’ve to fight for your survival.

What’d you have done to stay alive in any circumstances?

In the wake of massive media fanfare, this film is a fantasy romp that had already enjoyed a successful worldwide pre-publicity blitz.

The global media always has a divine way in drumming whatever justifiable publicity, and in this case critics have been kind towards this special effects fantasy.

With a whopping production value of USD 100 million, “LIFE OF PI” deserves the generous buzz that’s propelling it all the way to the moon, only the cinema goer can go figure and adds on.

The making of PI has stretched the limits of 3D stereoscopic technology.

One decade ago, it would have been virtually impossible to accomplish this feat.

Then there were technological limitations and animation arts have yet to be fully developed.

Research and money over time have broken down barriers and now the creative applications of  improved visual effects have deepened the film’s sense of purpose and worth.

Adapted from YANN MARTEL’s popular novel, the film pins a 16 year old Indian boy PI’s plight (SURAJ SHARMA) who’s lost at sea for 227 days.

The ship he has boarded along with the animals his family brought along to begin a new life in Canada capsizes during a violent storm.

Everyone perishes with the exception of PI and he ends up in a 26 ft life boat together with an unwanted assembly of an  orang utan, a zebra, a hyena and a Bengal tiger named  Richard Parker. In due course, all the wild animals become fodder for the Bengal tiger. Only Pi remains.

In order to stay alive, he has first to taunt the animal, to feed it with fishes from the ocean and to train it to understand and obey orders.

Richard Parker is a digital creation, it’s perfection at its best, a remarkably rendered computer animal that has been seamlessly blended into the live action.

The 3D imagery is breathlessly stupendous, drawing viewers deeper into PI’s world so that the illusion of depth becomes essential to the story.

With film director ANG LEE, you open his door and step right into the heart stomping visual feast he wants you to see.

“LIFE OF PI” purports to be an glorious insight on faith as PI embraces three religions (Christianity, Hinduism and Islam) at the same time, but it does not work based on the rules and conflicts of those religions. The days in the ocean has seen PI  transformed from being an impressionistic youth to a mature man. You can feel his searing loneliness, his confidence lost and faith restored eventually for life to move on.

God works in mysterious ways.

PI played by SURAJ SHARMA was an unknown face in India until “LIFE OF PI” and is now achieving leading man status. He is ably supported by veterans like IRRFAN KHAN, RAFE SPALL, ADIL HUSSAIN and TABU.

 Cinematographer CLAUDIO MIRANDA does a splendid job in capturing all manner of wild delights that beguiles and bedazzles the aesthetic sense.

“LIFE OF PI” is a brilliant and mesmerizing work of art from storytelling director ANG LEE.

It’s an immensely enjoyable film, so don’t miss it for the world!

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