Life of Pi

What is Life of Pi about?

When a teenage boy and his family decide to immigrate from India to Canada along with their zoo animals, disaster strikes.  This tells the tale of his lone story of survival after the sinking of their ship during the transit.  After being the sole human survivor, he drifts aimlessly for months on a raft, striking an uneasy friendship with his only companion, a Bengal Tiger.

Directed by Ang Lee.  Starring Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Gerard Depardieu and Suraj Sharma.



What is the one thing that motivates me with Life of Pi?

It’s just such a fascinating story.  He endures overwhelming adversity on a hard watery journey but elicits such strength you get goosebumps.  It gets the blood pumping.  All you keep thinking is “Keep going buddy!”


Who is my favorite character?  Why?

Suraj Sharma portrays a teenage Pi

Suraj Sharma portrays a teenage Pi

The protagonist Pi portrayed by Suraj Sharma.  Because of his strength at such a young age.  But I also like hearing the same character as a man narrate the story who is played by Irrfan Khan.  His wisdom because of his journey is profound that at moments you catch yourself repeating what he’s just said.  Also, and it may sound strange, but the tiger deserves a mention too.


What this movie’s famous line?

Piscine “Pi” Patel played by Irrfan Khan

“Above all, don’t lose hope.”


What elemental message do I see?

Never give up.  I know this film is about actual surviving but imagine channeling that strength to something you would like to achieve in life.  What an interesting person you would be, you’d have your own story to tell.


What do the critics think?

Who cares.

Life of Pi Richard Parker

Richard Parker, the name of the Bengal Tiger in the film, Life of Pi.


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