Review: Life of Pi
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Where Life Of Pi becomes unsatisfactory is in its bookends. The epilogue, which shows us the boyhood of Pi, is a little too exotic, the accented English of his mother and father a tad exaggerated, and a dining table conversation a trifle artificial: it's nice to see Tabu back on screen even though her role is small, and her Tamil accent inept. Husain is also given an accent,but he fares better, and stays consistent. Irrfan, as the middle aged Pi who gets to open and close the film, is Irrfan, the go-to guy that internationally acclaimed directors choose for roles such as these. He does his job well, though, and leads us in and out as good actors do.
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