After captivating critics and masses alike and the box-office by earning the status of 2012’s No 1 Hollywood Film in India, Ang Lee’s 3D magnum opus LIFE OF PI has done India immensely proud with 11 nominations in the prestigious Oscars aka the Academy Awards to be held shortly!!
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In what is surely one of the proudest and historic moments for fans across India, Fox Star Studios’ stunning visual drama starring rising star and debutante Suraj Sharma along with stalwarts Irrfan Khan and Tabu have sweeped the Oscar nominations by winning a nomination in each of the following categories just announced:
? Best Director
? Best Film
? Adapted Screenplay
? Music Original Score
? Music Original Song
? Film Editing
? Production Design
? Sound Editing
? Sound Mixing
? Visual Effects
Ang Lee’s LIFE OF PI which released on 23rd November in 2D and 3D in English, Hindi, Tamil& Telugu across theatres has achieved the status of the biggest Hollywood grosser of 2012 bagging an astounding Rs. 90 Crores (Gross collections; Rs 63 Crores Net), and is still running to packed houses across India!! Fox Star Studios’ LIFE OF PI’s unprecedented success has seen it sail past the highly popular superhero flicks THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN and THE AVENGERS to earn the top spot for the year and is leading other various awards nominations which has been announced till now! (Golden Globes (3), BAFTA (10), Producers Guild Of America)
The Oscar front runner has far exceeded all expectations, overcoming perceived obstacles such the story being popularly called ”unfilmable”, its cast a complete unknown with its main lead Suraj Sharma a debutante, LIFE OF PI being Ang’s first 3D film and a CGI tiger that is almost impossible to differentiate from a living creature!
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What’s more LIFE OF PI has also reinforced Fox Star Studios’ significant domination in the Hollywood market with 3 films in the elite top 5 Biggest Hollywood Grossers list of all time. (AVATAR, LIFE OF PI & TITANIC). LIFE OF PI is now placed on the 3rd spot behind Avatar and 2012.
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 Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Karan Johar, A R Rahman and more, illustrious names have been praising the film continuously during and after its release.
Well this is surely a proud moment for India and its fans, here’s wishing the LIFE OF PI team all the very best!!