Life of Pi (Review)

Life of PiLast night I watched Life of Pi 3D alone at SM Cinema 6.  I heard a lot of good reviews about this movie that’s why I decided to watch it.  Life of Pi is a story about Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry.  During the early part of the movie, they tried to explain how Pi got his name. This is really funny.  Pi actually decided to shorten his name coz’ he doesn’t want his classmates, teachers keep calling him PISSING!  It sounds disgusting.   He then prepared himself of an explanation on how he should be called – PI is a mathematical constant, one of the first ever discovered. It is the ratio of the distance around a circle to the circle’s diameter. This produces a number, and that number is always the same. However, the number is rather strange. The number starts 3.14159265 … and continues without end. Such numbers are called irrational.  After his explanation he become a school Legend.. That’s Pi for you! 😀

His family also runs a zoo in India but since they couldn’t afford to keep the zoo up Pi’s father decided to sell  it.  Then, here comes their journey to bring all the animals to Canada.  Unfortunately while traveling in the ocean, they encountered a very strong storm, making their ship sank.  It was only Pi and Richard Parker who survived.  By the way, Richard Parker is a Bengal Tiger.

I don’t know how to explain, but this movie is about faith.  How God moves and help us despite of what we think.  I was really amazed by Pi.  He never lost hope and faith.

When Pi survived the storm and found himself in the middle of the ocean with the lifeboat and of course the Tiger in it, he could have just surrendered but he tried to think rational and overcome his fears and survived with the Tiger – Richard Parker.

Majority of the movie is shot in the middle of the ocean but Ang Lee is so good that he was able to make the scenes in the ocean look magnificent.  He created scenes that are beyond imagination that’s why i think it’s best to watch this movie in 3D.   The story is gripping, and performance of the teenage Pi (Suraj Sharma) is graceful and effortless, every scenes are really memorable.  I think there are no other actors that would do those scenes better that he did.

Pi and Richard Parker  survived after 227 days after the shipwreck.

 The story of Pi inspired me and made me realize how my problems are too small compared to what he had to undergo.  He was tested on how he handled life with only little left of his resources and somehow he managed to survive.  If in that situation he never let go of his faith, how much more US who have everything that we need.  God really is good and will always be!

HE never forgets us, HE will always be there.  We just need to surrender everything in HIS hands and HE will guide us accordingly.  HE may not give everything that we want but HE always gives all that we need!

Here are some memorable quotes in the movie:

“To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”

“Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud…”

“It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.”

“It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse.”

“Hindus, in their capacity for love, are indeed hairless Christians, just as Muslims, in the way they see God in everything, are bearded Hindus, and Christians, in their devotion to God, are hat wearing Muslims.”

“Life will defend itself no matter how small it is.”

“The presence of God is the finest of rewards.”


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