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‘Life of Pi’ an incredible film for audiences

Suraj Sharma stars as the title character in “Life of Pi.” (Fox 2000 Pictures/MCT)

Watching the film, “Life of Pi” will make audience leave the theater have a profound thought on life.

“Life of Pi” is a great movie that you would watch again and an era of which most movies are a sequel to a sequel or remake.

Directed by Ang Lee, the film is based on Yann Martel’s 2001 novel Life of Pi.

The setting of the move is in India during the 1970s.

“Life of Pi” tells a compelling coming of age story of Piscine Molitor Patel or “Pi” whose in a life boat stranded in the ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

The movie begins with Piscine Molitor Patel now 50 years old played by Irrfan Khan, is telling his life story to a writer.

He changed his name to “Pi” due to being teased with the nickname “Pissing Patel” at school.

Pi’s parents own a zoo but at a age of 16, Pi and his parents decided to leave India and move to Canada due to political concerns.

They decided to sell the animals, and Pi’s family embark on a Japanese freighter with some of the animals from the zoo onboard.

The ship encounters a storm and Pi ends up in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker with the ship sinking to the bottom of the ocean.

Pi and Richard are in conflict over the territory of the boat and Pi realizes his suspension of Richard gives him hope to survive.

Suraj Sharma casting of Pi as a 16 year old is remarkable, the audience will feel a connection with Pi’s curiosity and struggles.

Santosh Patel, father of Pi casted by Adil Hussain is impressive who severs as a role model for Pi.

In the beginning of the movie, 14 year old Pi is intrigued by God and follows Hinduism, Christianity and Islam.

Santosh suggests Pi to be logical not to follow a religion blindly.

The visuals really compliment the movie and overall a better experience for the audience.

A scene from the movie, during the shipwreck Pi is in the lifeboat when a wave splashes on the boat sending Pi underwater, while underwater Pi sees the whole ship heading towards the bottom of the sea.

Life of Pi has a dark theme to it which is different from the trailer which may get the impression that Pi and the tiger end up as friends.

The relationship between Pi and the tiger is that of nemesis, which is different from most cheesy PG movies.

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Abraham Venegas
Abraham Venegas, Staff Writer
Fall 2014 I am person who speaks his mind about things or issues and will not censor himself to anybody. I have been attending Cerritos College for three years after graduating from Downey High School. In my downtime I enjoy reading books about social movements throughout history, bike riding, playing futbol, hanging out with friends among other things. I also enjoy watching and talking boxing and if you want to know about the sport or when is the next "big" fight talk to me not the dimwits on ESPN.
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‘Life of Pi’ an incredible film for audiences