A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
I did not get to read the book but I am now dying to. It is absolutely on my Need To Read List along with 100 others.
The 411 by Maria:
In it's most basic form the movie is about Pi Patel, the only human survivor after his parents commission a ship to move their zoo from India to Canada. Along with Pi is an orangutan, a hyena, a zebra that broke it's leg when it feel into the life boat and an adult Bengal Tiger (who is named Richard Parker).
After the other animals are killed by tiger, Pi and the Tiger learn to coexist on and off the life boat until Pi is rescued in Mexico 227 days after the ship went down.
OK...now that I gave you that very brief summary, let's get into how and why I liked it so much. The movie is exquisitely done with amazing cinematography and CGI effects. I truly love how beautiful it was and wish I had seen it in 3D!
Pi played by Suraj Sharma as the shipwrecked younger Pi and later Irrfan Khan as older Pi, is amazingly resourceful as he struggles to keep himself and Richard Parker alive.
My husband says it reminded him of Tom Hanks Castaway, I can see why he would say that but visually, it is way above Castaway.
Very cool effects!