Life of Pi is an American film based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Yann Martel. The film is directed by Ang Lee and based on an adapted screenplay by David Magee. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Royal Bengal tiger. The novel was rejected by at least five London publishing houses before being accepted by Knopf Canada, which published it in September 2001. The UK edition won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction the following year. It was also chosen for CBC Radio's Canada Reads 2003, where it was championed by author Nancy Lee. Life of Pi, the movie, released in India on November 21, 2012. Upon release, Life of Pi became a critical and commercial
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