The highly anticipated 3D celebration of cinema, life and a rarely seen stunning showcase of India and Indian talent, Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi opened to rave reviews not just by critics but audiences as well with the weekend collections reaffirming the massive appeal of Life Of Pi as it bagged an astounding RS 19.5 Crores (Gross)!!
The who’s who of Bollywood has been enamored by the film and we hear that Superstar Salman Khan and his family along with his 'Dabangg 2' co-star Sonakshi Sinha and Nitesh Rane watched Life Of Pi at a special screening organized by Fox Star Studios yesterday at a Mumbai suburban theatre!
The stars were completely mesmerized by the stunning film, an inside source tells us.
Life Of Pi has gathered the 4th biggest opening weekend of the year, and the 6thhighest 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.
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!