Life Of Pi (2012)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 7 mins

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The survival story of a boy and a tiger on a life boat at open sea. After surviving a ship wreck on his way from India to Canada with his parents, a brother and their zoo animals, the boy learns to survive by feeding the tiger with fish in order not to become the last meal of the tiger.
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Cast: Ayush Tandon, Gautam Belur, Irrfan Khan, Suraj Sharma

Crew: Ang Lee (Director), Claudio Miranda (Director of Photography), Mychael Danna (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Release Dates: 21 Nov 2012 (India)

Tagline: Don't lose hope.

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Did you know? This film is based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. Read More
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as Pi, age 11/12
as Pi, age 5
as Pi, adult
as Pi, age 6
as Santosh Patel, Pi's father
as the Priest
as Ravi, age 7
as Mamaji, Pi's uncle
as Ravi, age 13/14
as the Sailor
as Yann Martel
as Anandi, Pi's teenage girlfriend
as Gita Patel, Pi's mother
as Ravi, age 18/19





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Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1, Sonics-DDP, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
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Shot in 3D
Archival Source:
Don't lose hope.
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Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Life Of Pi (Hindi)
Dubbed into: Life Of Pi (Telugu)
Dubbed into: Life Of Pi (Tamil)
Referenced in: Chennai Express (Hindi)
Character Error
When standing in French class talking about his name, Pi writes the number pi with nine decimals. According to mathematical rounding rules the ninth decimal should be 4, not 3.

Character Error
Early in the movie, Pi says that Hinduism has 33 million Gods and Goddesses. In Indian English, the word 'crore', which means 10 million, is used rather than million. A fundamental belief in Hinduism is that there are 33 crore Gods and Goddesses. This converts to 330 million, not 33 million. (The use of million rather than crore may be a translation for the benefit of the audience, rather than a goof.)

When the camera zooms out after the flying fish have gone, the raft is gone. In the next scene, the raft is still connected to the boat.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When Adult Pi is telling the story, the camera is reflected in his eyes.

Revealing Mistakes
When the ship rolls in the storm, the bedroom where Pi and his brother are sleeping is perfectly still.
This film is based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name.

Without intending to audition for the film, Suraj Sharma had not to a casting call to support his brother, and beat out more than 3,000 hopefuls for the lead role.

Suraj Sharma never shared the boat with a live tiger. Most of the tiger shots were very high-tech CGI. Only a few scenes, like the tiger swimming in the water, included a real tiger.

Pi is on the lifeboat for 227 days. 22/7 is an approximation for the number Pi.

Steven Callahan was hired by Ang Lee to be a "nautical consultant." In 1982, Callahan survived 76 days adrift on a rubber lifeboat in the Atlantic after his sailboat sank.