29 Nov 2012
20th Century Fox
Adapted from Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel, "Life of Pi" is set in Pondicherry, India and centres on Piscine Molitor Patel (Suraj Sharma), also known as Pi. Pi is a well-to-do zookeeper's son who spends his life acquiring knowledge, not only the great religious texts but of all kinds of literature to satisfy his curiosity about the world. However, political changes in India cause the Patel family to choose to move to Canada where Pi ultimately finds himself adrift in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orang-utan, a hyena, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. The rest of the story chronicles Pi's 227-day voyage across the Pacific, and the powerful story of faith and survival.