View Full Version : Life of Pi - My Take

Robert Langdon
24th November 2012, 12:09 AM
Theatre : Sathyam Cinemas, Chennai
Date & Time : 23rd Nov 2012, 1:00 PM
Status : HF

A cinematic achievement!! Very few movies tend to leave a lasting impression, and this tale of survival and faith is a worthy addition to that list. Hats off to Ang Lee, in delivering a brilliant character-driven visual spectacle, with flabbergasting special effects and superlative performances from the lead cast! And it’s easily one of the best movies of the year and definitely going to be a strong contender at the Oscars next year.

Coming to the plot, it’s a tale of survival and faith of a young man named Pi hailing from Pondychery, who survived a ship wreck in which he loses his family to set out on a life changing journey and his unforeseen bonding with another survivor, a Bengal tiger named ‘Richard Parker’.

Just like ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ and ‘Cast Away’, this one too emphasizes on the fact, that hope and determination can indeed set you free and alive. Ang Lee’s outstanding making was instrumental in making this adaption of an acclaimed novel more engaging, even at its leisurely pace. The way he depicted the beauty of India, unlike many celebrated directors who portrays India as a slum all the time, was refreshing. Pondichery has been shot like never before and the serenity of Munnar was framed to its fullest.

Talking about its technical aspects, words are not enough to describe its magnificence. The CGI creators requires a standing ovation in bringing the tiger named Richard Parker to life, that actually brings a feeling of doubt whether it was all computer generated or not. The cinematography was another factor which blows you away, as it’s literally breathtaking in all sense with the support of some fantabulous special effects. The 3D aspect of the movie was intelligently used through the whole narrative which adds more life to the epic journey. Sequences featuring the ship-wreck instills a feeling that this is how ‘Titanic’ should have been made in 3D.

Coming to the performances, everybody in the cast delivered their best. Suraj Sharma as the protagonist was magnanimous, depicting lots of intense emotions effectively. Irrfan Khan as the adult version of the protagonist also delivers a great performance in his limited role. Adil Hussain and Tabu pitches in honest performances as the parents of Pi.

All in all, a must watch for the connoisseurs of cinema, which offers Ang Lee’s masterful craftsmanship with a compelling narrative, breathtaking cinematography and 3D content, boggling CGI effects which adds more depth to the whole proceedings and some incredible performances from the whole cast!

Verdict - Visual poetry!
Rating – 8.5/10

24th November 2012, 12:12 AM
Thanks Bonoy..

Oscarinte nerukayil India veedum kayarumo?

Robert Langdon
24th November 2012, 12:19 AM
Thanks Bonoy..

Oscarinte nerukayil India veedum kayarumo?
Welcome Chavaranna.. :podi:

Visual effects/CGI ithinu thanne kodukkanam... Too life like!! Pinne camera work um oru rekshem illa.:kayyadi:

Gal Gadot
24th November 2012, 12:35 AM
thanks Binoy annna

24th November 2012, 12:56 AM
Thank Binoy :cheers:..

24th November 2012, 08:06 AM
Thanks Bonoy..

Oscarinte nerukayil India veedum kayarumo?

ithokeyanu kayarandath.. SDM :puker:

24th November 2012, 09:21 AM
nice revw

Hakuna matata
24th November 2012, 10:01 AM
Iteth bhashayilanu erangyath

24th November 2012, 10:08 AM
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24th November 2012, 10:49 AM
8.5/10 :lol: thanks binoy :lol:

24th November 2012, 11:11 AM
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24th November 2012, 01:11 PM
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24th November 2012, 03:07 PM
Thx Binoy...:yes:

24th November 2012, 10:35 PM
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25th November 2012, 02:25 AM
thanx bro :)
ivide padmanabha il enganeum pinne irangumenkil poyi kanam :(

30th November 2012, 12:26 PM
Thanks bhai..

30th November 2012, 05:58 PM
Thanks Binoy...