“Life of Pi” :: Yann Martel
Life of Pi is a 2012 American adventure drama film.
- Based on the famous novel ‘Life of Pi’.
- Directed by: Ang Lee
- The film stars Irrfan Khan, Gérard Depardieu, Tabu, Suraj Sharma, and Adil Hussain.
Who is Yann Martel?
Yann Martel is the author of the famous novel ‘Life of Pi’, a fantasy adventure novel by published in 2001.
About the Novel:
- The principal character, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel is an Indian boy from Pondicherry.
- The story is told as a narrative from the perspective of a middle-aged Pi, now married living in Canada in a flashback and Yann Martel himself, who is the “visiting writer” (Martel 101) interviewing Pi many years after the cat in the boat story.
- Pi explores spirituality and practicality from an early age.
- He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named ‘Richard Parker’.
- The boat sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean during a voyage to North America.