Fox 2000 Pictures, Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Media,

Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Tandon, Gautam Belur, Adil Hussain, Tabu, Ayan Khan, Mohd Abbas Khaleeli, Vibish Sivakumar, Rafe Spall, Gérard Depardieu

Pi Patel (Irrfan Khan), in a flashback, tells the story of how as a boy, he was in a terrible shipwreck where he lost his parents. As the lone human survivor, he suffered on a lonely lifeboat at sea with his only companion, a ferocious tiger named Richard Parker. What follows is an adventure unlike any other with lots of suspense, danger, and very hard times.

This film by Ang Lee received a lot of awards this year at the Academy Awards, though it missed the Best Picture nod. This is not the best film of 2012. But it’s out now on DVD and BluRay. Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain) directed this film, and the greatest strength is the beautiful cinematography of this film. This is a beautiful movie. There is no doubt about that. I was not blown away by the story. There is a trick at the end, that I thought was really cheesy. Then in the end, you don’t know if what you watched is all a fantasy and a lie, or if it really happened. This is by design, but I think it cheapens the story. Make your own assessment. It was actually a pretty interesting film, hence the 4 stars. I was able to watch it for over two hours without getting bored at all. The very beginning is kind of slow, but it’s setting up the nonsense at the end, so you have to get through it in order to see it wrapped up at the end, whichever fork in the road you choose to follow. All in all, this is technically a spectacular piece of film with a unique interesting story that should not be missed. Not the perfect film, but certainly worth the praises heaped upon it. This is one you ought not to miss.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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