The 3D adventure is a smash success across India and abroad!
The wait for movie lovers had come to a fantastic close as Ang Lee’s LIFE OF PI released on 23rd November in 2D and 3D in English, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu across theatres in India.
The highly anticipated 3D celebration of cinema, life and a rarely seen stunning showcase of India and Indian talent, opened to rave reviews not just by critics but audiences as well reaffirming the massive appeal of LIFE OF PI as it has bagged an astounding Rs 32 crore (Gross, Rs 22.4 crores Net) in the first week itself.
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LIFE OF PI has gathered the 4th biggest opening weekend of the year, and the 6th highest of all time. Along with being the 2nd highest opening of all time for Fox Star Studios after AVATAR. The 3D adventure has also achieved the highest opening for a non-franchise film say the statistics.
What’s more, not just the fans and critics but notable names have publicly spoken about the fantastic experience of watching the film, adding to the unprecedented success of the 3D saga.
Right from 3D genius James Cameron, to Bollywood’s biggies such as Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar, A. R. Rahman and more, illustrious names have been praising the film continuously during and after its release.
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LIFE OF PI marks a significant addition to the stable of box-office biggies from Fox Star Studio’s whose 3D legacy includes AVATAR, TITANIC 3D, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and their last record breaking animation ICE AGE 4 : CONTINENTAL DRIFT.
Oscar winning Ang Lee’s visual masterpiece achieved the laudatory figures despite the simultaneous release of the last installment of a popular vampire franchise and the two Bollywood Biggies released during Diwali continuing their positive pan India collections.
LIFE OF PI 3D is the visually stunning tale of a boy who is adrift at sea in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger after his family is drowned in a shipwreck. Not only is the film a global platform of Indian talent with its cast and crew (Debutante Suraj Sharma, Tabu and Irrfan Khan), but some of India’s most scenic spots were tapped for the film, a first of its kind for a Hollywood film. Amidst racks of fabulous saris and colorful fabrics, many of which were used for the vibrant market scenes filmed in Pondicherry, India, where Pi spent his early year, there is a rich multicultural depth to the movie. One can see the countryside of Southern India in the hillside town of Munnar along with the French elegance of Pondicherry on 3D!