The Life of Pi revolves around a 16 year old Indian boy who survies a shipwrek in which his family dies. Pi is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat for 227 days with a Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker.
Richard Parker is the name of several people in real life and fiction who became shipwrecked with some of them subsequently being cannibalised by their fellow seamen. (Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Parker_(shipwrecked)).
This film is based on a novel of Yann Martel of the same title.In this book, the tiget is set adrift in a lifeboat after a shipwreck with other three animals, namely the orangutan, the zebra and the hyena with the Indian boy named Pi. The tiger only eats the other animals except for the boy.
It is an extra-ordinary story of Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patle. There are two stories of how he survived in that 227 days adrift at the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal Tiger. It is a fantastic story like being castaway on a shipwreck stories. But, the main story is that Pi's family experience a shipwreck, must survive in a lifeboat and in reality he has to face it that his family died on that fatal shipwreck. This is how Pi has to face the death of his loved ones and that the same time to survive at sea. Remember that the largest ocean in the world is the Pacific Ocean with all different kinds of typoons, cyclones or catastrophe at the midde of the ocean. He never could have survive at all on his faith and his story to be told in a book and even in the big screen.
I really wonder what had happened to the Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
Watch the journey of one's story of survival in the eyes of a 16 years old Indian boy named Pi. Watch Life of Pi and enoy the movies.