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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Irrfan Khan
Tabu
Suraj Sharma
Adil Hussain
Directors
Ang Lee
Screenwriters
David Magee
Running Time
126 mins minutes

Life Of Pi
A hyena, an orangutan and a tiger walk into a bar…


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Plot
While travelling on a boat from India to Canada, Pi (Sharma), his family and all the animals from their zoo are thrown to the sea in a terrible storm. Only Pi survives, drifting for weeks in a lifeboat with the dubious company of a vicious tiger as both fight for survival.


Verdict
To produce a coherent film from Martel’s tricky novel would be achievement enough, but Ang Lee has extracted something beautiful, wise and, at times, miraculous.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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