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VOTE! Like the Life of Pi trailer?

Last updated on: July 25, 2012 15:53 IST

VOTE! Like the Life of Pi trailer?

Raja Sen in Mumbai

Ooh, there's going to be some thrilling 3D in this one. The trailer for Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's Life Of Pi makes an instant splash. 

Literally. A young boy (Suraj Sharma, playing Pi) gazes awestruck into a stormy, unforgiving sea, lashing his vessel with tremendous waves. He gallops into the hold, jumps into more water where he encounters... a zebra.
The book is about a boy marooned on a lifeboat with a Royal Bengal tiger, and Lee paints that unique situation with almost Gilliam-esque surreality, like a picture postcard turning into a Dali doodle. 

Yet - as we see with the dazzling whirl of colour and light - this promises to be a vivid adventure, not minimalist in any way. None of the better known Indians in the film's cast - Tabu, Irrfan, Sonu Sood - show up in the trailer, however. 

Lee really looks to be enjoying himself with the depth of field 3D allows, and this December release will surely be - if nothing else - a visual extravaganza.

Image: Life of Pi trailer