3 word review?
Go watch it!
Another 3 words?
It’s absolutely Brilliant! 🙂
In 3 sentences?
A writer has a chance meeting with Pi’s Mamaji who tells him to go meet Pi. Tells him that Pi has a story that will make him believe in God. Pi tells his story to the writer…
How Pi got the name Pi and about his childhood. Their family run a zoo. You will meet the tiger. Super charming, endearingly funny with one or two very scary (for me, the kids sitting around didn’t even flinch) moments thrown in. As the grown up Pi says, I am a Hindu Catholic, we get to feel guilty in front of 33 million Gods! 🙂
Set in Pondicherry in India, will make you want to go visit right now.
Father of Pi decides to move to Canada. Pi doesn’t want to go.
Father: We will sail forth like Columbus.
Pi: But Columbus was looking for India!
Storm and Shipwreck. And life on a boat with the tiger. Or rather how to have a life on a boat with a tiger… And a very strange island.
The most beautiful and stunning visuals I have seen in a movie for a very long time.
Scary and funny and sweet and innocent and wondrous… (add adjectives here after you see it), all at the very same time!
Land. And Rescue.
And one line said towards the very end by the grown up Pi. The line that will make you believe in God.
What a movie!!!
May not be suitable for kids below 13. There are some extremely scary, heart wrenching scenes, but i think everyone else will just throughly enjoy this absolute gem of a movie!
Fabulous acting by the entire cast, but especially by Suraj Sharma as the teenage Pi stranded in the Pacific on a life boat with a Tiger who would love to have him as a tasty snack… How both survived the sea and each other, is what the main part of the movie is all about.
There are many, many spiritual overtones and I will not discuss them here because they will be spoilers and i don’t want to spoil even a second of the movie for you… But, do watch out for them! 🙂
The song right in the beginning is a hauntingly beautiful tamil song called Pi’s Lullaby, sung by Bombay Jayshree. Made me want to learan Tamil, just to understand it. Gowri was sitting on my right and translated it for me in hushed tones. The music through out the movie is so perfect. Utterly spot on!
I will not be surprised if it bags all possible Oscars.
But don’t wait for the Oscar guys to make up your mind. Please go see it now! It’s one of the most perfect movies I have seen in a very, very long time. You leave the theater quite refreshed and rejuvenated… Belief in God is a powerful thing 🙂