Follow young Suraj Sharma, the debut star of the breath-taking film Life of Pi, in an up-close, behind the scenes exclusive on his experiences and challenges behind the spotlight.
New to the scene of acting, Suraj bagged himself the lead role in the highly anticipated film. He says: “I never knew I would be here on this scale.” See how he handles his first premier and red carpet stating “It’s like a walk in the Park” in this special video diary.
Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) directs LIFE OF PI, based upon Yann Martel’s beloved book, which went on to become one of the biggest publishing events of the past decade. An epic adventure of magical realism, LIFE OF PI follows the story of a young man’s incredible survival at sea against almost impossible odds. A remarkable breakthrough in the use of 3D technology, PI will take audiences on an emotionally captivating journey that will inspire, touch and transport them to a place of discovery they will be unable to forget. LIFE OF PI releases on 20th December 2012 from Twentieth Century Fox in 3D and 2D.
Video diary by Suraj Sharma – viewing clip: http://www.dmsukltd.com/pan8/fox/life_of_pi/lop_featurette_lifeofsurajsharma_pr.mov
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LIFE OF PI -3D
Directed by AngLee,starring Suraj Sharma who, as Pi tells his unbelievable adventures across the Pacific Ocean when he becomes a castaway with only the company of an adult Bengal tiger called ‘Roger Parker’.
Pi relives his memory while telling his remarkable story to a reporter who like all of us is in search of something to believe in. Life of Pi invites you to believe in all kinds of marvellous things, but it also may cause you to doubt what you see with your own eyes – or even to wonder if, in the end, you have seen anything at all. Pi takes you on a journey that makes you question one’s own spiritual existence and its relationship with god. The moment the touched me the most is when Pi lays the tigers head on his lap, as they both desperately grasp on their last bit of hope to survive.
Visually Life of Pi will take your breath away, with its Avatar like effects and colours, the digital technology allows you to get lost in your thoughts and imagination the Pacific Ocean can offer you.
I wanted to see this film desperately because my youngest son Aamir, about 3 years ago went for the audition and script reading for the role of Pi. From that experience of ‘hope’ I wanted to see who got the role of Pi and how he projected it. I must say Suraj Sharma exploited all his acting abilities, his imagination and delivered magnificently.
This magical adventure is worth a watch but only in 3D as the plot is not all that, in 2D it will leave you wondering but for the wrong reasons. I enjoyed it but I think its purrrrfect for the younger viewer.
By Safirah Irani (House n Hound)