Popular Hollywood director Ang Lee had directed the film titled Life of Pi. Major portions of this film had been shot in Pondicherry.
Many of the Indian actors and actresses are starring in this film. Ang Lee had earlier directed Oscar winning films such as Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.
Fox Star is producing this film Life of Pi which is based on the novel with the same title written by Yann Martel.
The trailer of Life of Pi was released recently in Sathyam Cinemas in Chennai. Some of the sequences of this film were also screened for the audience. Director Ang Lee, actors and actresses who have acted in this film had participated in this function.
Director Ang Lee while speaking on this occasion said, “ This film is based on the novel written by Canadian novelist Yann Martel.
The story of this film has happened in Pondicherry and because of this major portion of this film has been shot in Pondicherry. I have shot some sequences in Munnar.
I have been shooting this film for the last three and half years. Three thousand people have worked for this film. I was stunned seeing the Tamil tradition and culture when I stayed in Pondicherry.
Tamilians have lots of respect for foreigners. For this film, I had rented an unused airport in Taiwan and erected a Pacific Ocean set there. A tiger was created graphically.
One cannot believe that it is a graphic tiger. It looks like a real tiger. A boy is donning an important role in this film. I finally selected Sooraj Sharma out of 3000 boys.
Tabu is donning the role of his mother. Irrfan Khan has donned the lead role. Life of Pi is being released in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English languages.”
The guests who saw the trailer and the sequences screened appreciated very much. They had mentioned that Life of Pi will break the records of the graphic films like 2012, Titanic and Avatar. The film is being released on 23rd of this November.