This weekend opened to two Hollywood Big Budget movies ‘Life of Pi’ by Ang Lee and the last installment of the ‘Twilight Series’.

Having read Yann Martel’s ‘Life of Pi’ I was looking forward to the cinematic version of the same by the great Ang Lee who has made some of the best movies in the past like ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and ‘Sleeping Tiger and Hidden Dragon.’

As expected the movie was a cinematic journey and at no point of time did I ever feel bored or felt that Ang has not done enough justice to Yann’s book. 

The story is about a 16-year-old Indian boy named Pi who survives a shipwreck and crosses the Pacific in a lifeboat with a Tiger ‘Richard Parker’ for company. The movie shows how survival in such tough conditions can bring man closer to God. 

The performances by young Suraj Sharma, Irfan Khan, Tabu etc. are first rate. The movie looks wonderful, the animals look beautiful, the storms look dangerous, the setting is extremely praiseworthy. Ang has done full justice to the subject and in turn gives us a memorable movie.

At box office the movie will do super business and it will also open more doors to Indian topics and actors a new doorway to Hollywood. The Hollywood-Bollywood gap is soon bridging and we can hope more such wonderful movies are made with our actors by Hollywood bigwigs. So here to hope and survival.

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