Internationally renowned, Academy Award Winning Director Ang Lee will be in Chennai’s Sathyam Cinemas next week for the promotions of his Life of Pi.
The man behind some of the most prestigious and acclaimed films such as Sense and Sensibility (1995), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film), Hulk (2003), and Brokeback Mountain (2005), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director, Ang Lee will visit Mumbai and Chennai along with David Lee (Co-Producer of Life Of Pi), main lead and debutante Suraj Sharma, Tabu and Irrfan Khan!
The most spectacular cinematic event of 2012, the release of 20th Century Fox’s Oscar buzz generating festive release, Life of Pi has set sail in magnificent style. The film has a hugely India centric appeal. 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, 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 colourful 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!
What’s more, Ang Lee will also be presenting exclusive and unseen 20 minutes of the film in stunning 3D to media and prominent Film personalities, to showcase the extraordinary experience of watching the celebrated novel come to life onscreen.
Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios says, “We are privileged to announce Academy Award winning director Ang Lee’s visit to India. In an unprecedented historic first for India, the 'Life of Pi' international promotions will be flagged off in India with Ang Lee’s special visit along with the cast from the film. Ang is scheduled to arrive in India on 28th October 2012 for a 2 city, Mumbai-Chennai visit where he will also showcase exclusive visuals from the film for a select audience! “
Life of Pi 3D releases on 23rd November in English, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu.