Don't lose hope.

Academy Award winning director Ang Lee (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) directs LIFE OF PI in 3D, utilizing groundbreaking techniques to capture the story's epic scope. The film is based on Yann Martel's beloved book, one of the biggest publishing events of the past decade. Audiences will follow Pi Patel as he travels from an exotic zoo in India on a voyage across the Pacific, where he survives a shipwreck and is cast adrift in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger as his only company. Adrift in an endless expanse of ocean, Pi struggles to survive and train his companion. He lands on a magical island before, finally, completing a remarkable journey.

  • 2 hr 6 minPGHDSD
  • Nov 21, 2012
  • Drama

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  • Suraj SharmaPi Patel

    Suraj was born and raised in New Dehli, India. His mother, Shailaja Sharma, is an economist and his father, Gokul Churai, is a software engineer. He has a brother and sister who are both younger than he. His father is from Thalassery, Kerala and his mother is from Palakkad, Kerala. Suraj was one of 3,000 to audition for the role of Pi in Life of Pi (2012) and he attended the audition only because his younger brother asked him to. Several rounds of auditions ended when director Ang Lee chose Sharma because of his expressive eyes and innocent appearance. Since appearing in Life of Pi (2012), Sharma has returned to his study of philosophy at St. Stephens College, Delhi of Delhi University. Sharma received a Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Youth in Film for his performance in Life of Pi (2012) as well as an MTV Movie Award and a Saturn Award. In 2019, he costarred in the sequel Happy Death Day 2U (2019).
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  • Gerard DepardieuActor

  • Irrfan KhanAdult Pi Patel

    Born Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan, in Jaipur, Rajasthan (NW India) January 7, 1967 to a Pashto-speaking Muslim family. Khan's mother, Begum Khan, was from the Tonk Hakim family and his father, Jagirdar Khan, from the Khajuriya village near the Tonk district, ran a tire business. The Khan family name comes from Turkish and Mongol languages and mean "king" or great leader. Descendants of Genghis Khan (13th century) in central Asia adopted Islam and became the Moghuls, who conquered India for several centuries until Brittish rule. Irfan was a skilled cricket player. In his early 20's he was selected for the CK Nayudu Tournament (a stepping stone to First Class cricket). He did not turn up for the tournament owing to lack of funds and as a result he focused on acting. In 1984 he earned a scholarship to the National School of Acting in New Delhi. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honor for his contribution to the field of arts. His portrayal of Paan Singh Tomar in the acclaimed biographical sports drama Paan Singh Tomar (2011) won him the National Film Award for Best Actor and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. His performance in the BAFTA Award nominated romance The Lunchbox (2013) earned him universal acclaim by the critics and audiences. Globally, Khan was in The Warrior (2001), The Namesake (2006), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), the Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), New York, I Love You (2009), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015) and Inferno (2016). As of 2017, his films have grossed $3.643 billion at the worldwide box office. In 2018, Khan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor. Khan got married to his wife Sutapa Sikdar, in 1995. She is a Hindu of the Brahmin caste. She is a movie producer, dialogue writer and screenwriter. Among her famous movies are Khamoshi: The Musical (Dialogue Writer, 1996), Supari (Dialogue Writer, 2003), Kahaani (Dialogue Writer, 2003), Madaari (Producer, 2016), Qarib Qarib Singlle (Producer, 2017) They have two kids: Ayaan Khan, Babil Khan Unlike most Indian film stars, Irrfan has been outspoken on religion. On Arnab Goswami's talk show, he took on Muslim fundamentalists, including India's Grand Imam. Irrfan Khan argued against "transactional religious interaction" and for "personal religious discovery"..."to discover yourself, to find God". Though he admits he is "not an authority" on the Koran and Islamic Holy scriptures he has bravely stood by his comments despite heavy criticism and even threats of violence. He's aware of the dangers that his frank comments pose to him and his family. His wife commented, "We are very proud of him."
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  • Sonu SoodActor

  • TabuGita Patel

    Tabu is an Indian actress. She has mainly acted in Hindi films, though she has also starred in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali-language films, as well as one American film. She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice, and holds the record for the most wins of Filmfare's Critics Award for Best Female Performer, with four. With few exceptions, she is best known for acting in artistic, low-budget films that go on to garner more critical appreciation than substantial box-office figures. Her appearances in commercially successful films were few, and her parts in these films were small, such as Border (1997), Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Wife No. 1 (1999) and We Stand United (1999). Her most notable performances include Maachis (1996), Virasat (1997), Hu Tu Tu (1999), Astitva (2000), Chandni Bar (2001), Maqbool (2003) and Less Sugar (2007). Her leading role in Mira Nair's American film The Namesake (2006) also drew major praise. Regarded as one of the most talented Indian actresses of her generation, Tabu is known to be selective about her film roles. She was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, in 2011 by the Government of India for her contributions towards the arts.
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  • Ang LeeDirector