14 May, 2021

Life Of Pi

Comes across too pat and doesn’t cut deep enough. For many feeling abandoned, it may prove cathartic.

Life Of Pi

Starring: Sooraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Adil Husain
Directed by Ang Lee
Rating: ***

Life of Pi is about a lot of things. About science and religion, rationality and spirituality, ecology and coexistence, finding hope in the midst of utter despair and about the larger forces of nature before whom man is insignificant. It’s also about how these forces make man realise that someone is watching over him.

These life lessons are communicated through the life and experiences of Piscine Molitor Patel, aka Pi, cast away in the ocean in a boat with a Royal Bengal Tiger, aka Richard Parker, for company. The journey makes him believe in God. And the audience is meant to find Him through Pi. It’s a philosophical, inward-looking text that seeks God through various religions, be it the sacrifice of the “Son” for the sins of the guilty in...

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