Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Their Roaring Adventure

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Their Roaring Adventure

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Byline: Erin Smith

THE tale of Chuck Noland who was shipwrecked on an island with his Wilson volleyball seems like a holiday at a five-star resort when compared to the story of Indian boy Pi, who was stranded on a boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal Tiger.

There is never a dull moment as the movie flicks between the adult Pi, who is retelling his captivating story to a struggling author, and the younger version of himself.

Pi was born and raised on his family-owned zoo in the Indian town of Pondicherry during the 1970s.

We watch Pi's character, played by actor Suraj Sharma, grow as he tackles life at school, discovers religion and falls in love.

The adventure really starts when Pi's father decides to sell the zoo and relocate to Canada.

Together they pack the zoo animals, including their Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker and an orang-utan named Orange Juice, onto a Japanese freighter ship for their trip across the Pacific Ocean. …

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