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Life of Pi

Life of Pi is about a lad,Pi, who survives a ship wreck along with four animals that includes an adult Bengal tiger. Pi's father owns a Zoo in Pondicherry and when they decide to move to Canada from Pondicherry, they decide to take all the Zoo animals along with them. The ship is hit by a storm and Pi is left with a life boat with a Zebra, Hyena, Orangutan and Tiger for company.

The movie starts with an interesting account of how Pi gets his name. Pi is an intelligent and sensitive kid who is deeply interested in reading books and learning from his surroundings.  The main actor, Suraj Sharma, who plays the youth Pi, seemed natural and at ease with the character.

The story is about faith, courage and test of character when faced with adversity. How Pi manages to survive seems incredible at times, inspiring at other times and also heart-rending in the end. 

I loved this line: "Letting go is a way of life and always tough but what breaks the heart the most is when one does not take a moment to say goodbye". So true!

We took R along since it is an animated movie. Although there is nothing gory shown, certain scenes seemed unsuitable since they were disturbing. At some parts, he got scared and started to wail, so the hubby had to take him outside to calm him down. Thankfully, he got back to his sunny self soon and enjoyed the rest of the movie. 

The pace of the movie is generally slow but drags further at some places. Overall, a good movie in terms of the plot and great in terms of the visual effects. I'd recommend this movie. People with young kids: use discretion.

Leaving you with a lullaby sung by Bombay Jayashree. It is the opening song in the movie. I loved this:



Comments

  1. I read another review about this movie and the person quoted the same dialogue! I so want to see this movie but it is scheduled to release very late here, sometime in Jan 1st week I think. Till then I shall be happy with the trailer :) Lemme go here the song now!

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    1. oh, same dialogue? it is a profound thought, right? Do watch when it releases..

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  2. Beautiful movie. It stayed with me for a few days after too - in the quiet moments of my day

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    1. yes, it did remain with me for a while..

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  3. I loved the book .. I need to see the movie soon!

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    1. I've heard the book is better than the movie..need to get the book now :-)

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  4. I loved the movie... its not as powerful as the book but the visuals are spectacular

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    1. I've also heard that the book is better, Monika but agree with the visual part.

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  5. I have to read the book now :) though most people recommended watching the movie as well

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    1. Even I want to read the book..:-)

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  6. I am eagerly waiting to get to read the book before I see the movie :)
    Nice review Uma :)

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    1. But, I hear the book is better, so you might want to have different expectation levels..thanks, My Era :-)

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  7. Thanks for the review uma, most have been pretty positive...was not sure whether to take kids but I suppose Ads can handle it.

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    1. Yes, it should be OK for Ads. Maybe Y can also be prepared well for it.

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  8. I have heard a lot about this book though people said the movie is a tad disappointing compared to the book I still so want to see it :)

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    1. Yes, since I had not read the book, I found the movie good. That's what I told Era too, just tweak your expectation levels accordingly :-)

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  9. Nice review Uma, I can confidently read one of yours as I know you'll maintain any suspense there might be ;).

    Good to get a warning if at all we think of taking S, as usual I might end up seeing it after a few weeks, but hope to catch it!

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    1. hehe..thanks for the confidence, Aparna..I hate breaking the suspense or having it broken for me, so you can be sure of that :-)
      You can probably prepare S enough if you think he'll be fine.

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  10. thnks for d review uma.. and bombay jayshree is one i have been hearing as a kid.. thanks..

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    1. She has a great voice, right? Do you listen to carnatic music, Swati?

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  11. i cant wait to watch this movie even though my lovely wife tells me movies cannot replace books. Nice review. Well written. Stay fabulous.

    Biju
    www.bijuphotography.net

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    1. the movie is worth a watch, Biju! and, thanks :-)

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  12. Thank you for the review..good to know that there are gory avoidable parts (i thought as much, since i've read the book, but didn't know how they were portrayed on screen)...may not take kidlet along for it

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    1. there are no gory, violent scenes, TWM...but the sound effects may be more startling for a young kid..

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  13. Me and sonny went to the movie last Friday, and we loved it.

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    1. hey, glad to know that, Latha! :-)

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  14. thanks for review ..need to see the pic now....:)

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  15. I've read the book by Yann Martel. I like surrealism. Need to see how well it is translated to a movie.. The cinema websites are busier than the IRCTC websites now!

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    1. oh I need to get my hands on the book now...but people have rated the book better..hahaha busier than IRCTC? now that's something :-)

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  16. thanks for the review, liked your thoughts..

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    1. thanks, Lavina..glad you liked it :-)

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  17. ummm.. i tried reading the book earlier... and sad to say, I was put off by it. i don't even think I read it completely... maybe the movie is a bit fast paced than the book? dunno... :)

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    1. Oh...the movie is also quite slow in pace..haven't read the book so cannot give you a comparison...but the visuals are great, so maybe you could give it a try..

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  18. Yet to see it, though I have heard lot of good reviews about it.Liked the song.

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  19. We saw it on Christmas eve and I loved it! The book makes you think on different lines and the movie paints another picture...Maybe I read the book a few years back and if I read it now, my thoughts would be waaay different....I thought that the protagonist of the movie was a natural...Felt a little bit of drag but I think its okay. I loved the lullaby as well. Thanks for sharing it here :)

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  20. Thank you for the absolutely wonderful job you did on this blog.Good Job Keep it up and thank you for all of your hard work
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