LIFE OF PI

  • Irrfan Khan: It's time we start inspiring world cinema August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan, who has made his presence felt in Hollywood with some big projects, feels the time has come when Indian films and filmmakers start inspiring the world with their talent and stories. "We keep looking to Hollywood cinema for inspirations. But I feel, it is time that we...
  • 'Life of Pi ' actor Suraj Sharma to star in 'Homeland 4' June 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Indian actor Suraj Sharma, best known for his titular character in 'Life of Pi', has joined the starcast of popular terror drama 'Homeland 4'. The actor will play the recurring role of Aayan Ibrahim, a Pakistani medical student, who crosses path with CIA agent Carrie Mathison. The action thriller...
  • 'Life of Pi' writer David Magee onboard for 'Narnia' December 6, 2013

    Los Angeles: David Magee, the Oscarnominated scriptwriter behind 'Life of Pi', has been roped in to adapt 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair', the fourth film in the 'Narnia' franchise. The film is being produced by the C S Lewis Co and The Mark Gordon Co. "I have always loved...
  • Tiger's neardrowning incident in 'Life of Pi' was an accident: Ang Lee December 1, 2013

    New York: Director Ang Lee claims that a tiger's neardrowning incident in his last project 'Life of Pi' was just an accident. Lee, 59, responded to the recent controversy after a website broke an investigative report over alleged unsafe conditions for animals on the site of his 2012 film 'Life...
  • 15 Oscarnominated films to be screened at IFFI November 19, 2013

    Panaji: The 44th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that kicks off tomorrow here will screen 15 Oscarnominated films from world over. "We will be screening 15 Oscar nominated movies this time," film festival director Shankar Mohan said. Since 2011, the films that have won award in...
  • Northeast filmmakers don't have money to promote movies: Adil Hussain October 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Assamborn actor Adil Hussain says that filmmakers from the northeast region don't have the kind of budget to market their movies; neither do they have enough theatres to recover the cost. Adil, who has acted in Bollywood films like 'Lootera' and 'English Vinglish', points out that regionspecific movies get...
  • Suraj Sharma: I have a vague ambition of filmmaking March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: He may have started his cinematic journey as an actor but Suraj Sharma says he is keen to follow his 'Life of Pi' helmer Ang Lee into filmmaking. Suraj was 17 when he was selected by Lee out of 3000 hopefuls to play Pi, a young Indian boy lost...
  • Karma brought me to India: Ang Lee March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee could not attend a special screening of 'Life of Pi'here but in a special message the director expressed his gratitude "for all the help and inspiration I got from India." The special screening of "Pi" was organised by Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India...
  • Ang Lee likely to replace Spielberg on 'Gods and Kings' March 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: 'Life of Pi' helmer Ang Lee is reportedly being approached by Warner Bros to direct biblical epic on Moses 'Gods and Kings' after they failed to seal a deal with Steven Spielberg. The 58-year-old filmmaker, who won the best director Oscar, his second, this year for India-set drama, is...
  • Was stopped at US airports because of my surname: Irrfan March 9, 2013

    New Delhi: My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist. This catch dialogue from Shah Rukh Khan's movie 'My Name is Khan' must have reverberated through actor Irrfan Khan's mind when he was stopped "several times" by the immigration authorities at the US airports. "It's humiliating. They don't...
  • 'Life of Pi', 'Argo' encash on Oscars' glory at box office March 4, 2013

    Los Angeles: A week after grabbing the golden statuette at the Oscars, 'Life of Pi', 'Argo' and 'Silver Linings Playbook' are enjoying fresh audience interest before finishing their theatre run. Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi', which picked up four Oscars, was up by 43 per cent in its 15th weekend,...
  • Oscars: Are Indians making their presence felt at the grand awards ceremony? February 26, 2013

    Year 2009 was the year when India made its presence felt at the grand awards ceremony Oscars with AR Rahman bagging two Oscars for his score in Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire and Resul Pookutty picking up one for Best Sound Mixing. On the whole though, few Indians have won or...
  • Oscars 2013: The most memorable quotes February 25, 2013

    Following is a collection of memorable quotes from the show and backstage: Ang Lee, Winner, Best Director, 'Life Of Pi': "Thank you movie god," Lee said to a big laugh from the audience. "I really need to share this with all 3,000 - everybody who worked with me on 'Life of...
  • Michelle Obama looked great at the Oscars but she should not have been there: Anna MM Vetticad February 25, 2013

    Film critic and author Anna MM Vetticad joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Oscar Awards 2013. Q. Are you satisfied with this Oscar Awards 2013? If no then what are your reasons for the same? Asked by: Anant Jain A. No. Not satisfied. Though it's...
  • 'Life of Pi' leads Oscar pack, spreads Indian flavour February 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: The Indian flavour was predominant at the 85th Academy Awards, when 'Life of Pi', widely shot in India with Indian actors, won the maximum awards, including the best director's trophy for Ang Lee, who not only thanked his Indian crew but also wowed everyone by saying 'Namaste'. Another India...
  • Oscars 2013: Ang Lee wins Best Director for Life of Pi, Argo gets Best Picture February 25, 2013

    Among the actors, the Best Actor went to Daniel Day-Lewis for 'Lincoln' and the Best Actress award went to Jennifer Lawrence for 'Silver Linings Playbook'. ...
  • No Oscar for Indian vocalist Bombay Jayashri February 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: Indian vocalist Bombay Jayashri, who was nominated in the best original song category at the 85th Academy Awards for her track 'Pi Lullaby' from 'Life of Pi', lost the trophy to British singer Adele, who took home the statuette for 'Skyfall'. However, 'Life of Pi' won the best...
  • Oscars 2013: The full list of winners February 25, 2013

    List of the 85th annual Academy Award winners announced on Monday in Los Angeles: 1. Best Picture: 'Argo.' 2. Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, 'Lincoln.' 3. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, 'Silver Linings Playbook.' 4. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, 'Django Unchained.' 5. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, 'Les Miserables.' 6. Directing: Ang Lee, 'Life of Pi.' 7. Foreign Language Film: 'Amour.' 8. Adapted...
  • Oscar show promises music, megastars and James Bond February 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: Bigger stars, more music and edgier comedy are on the menu for Sunday's Oscar ceremony, when the most coveted awards in the movie industry are handed out during a glittering Academy Awards show. Producers of the three-hour Oscar telecast at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre are promising a faster-paced show and...
  • Hollywood set for Oscars 2013; 'Lincoln', 'Life of Pi' lead nominations February 24, 2013

    The 85th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday night. ...
  • Best Picture contenders produce $2 billion box office bounty February 22, 2013

    Los Angeles: The movie studios behind this year's Best Picture nominees already have brought home a treasured prize: big boxoffice sales that placed the Oscar contenders among the mostwatched films of 2012. The nine competitors for Hollywood's top film award sold a combined $2 billion in tickets worldwide heading into Sunday's...
  • Oscar movies are hits too, for a change February 19, 2013

    New York: How accurate is 'Zero Dark Thirty'? Is 'Lincoln' an epic of historical recreation or a high school history lesson? What did you think of 'Django Unchained'? Can we get Anne Hathaway something to eat, already? As a crop, this year's nine best picture nominees has been one of the...
  • Indian actor Suraj Sharma loses rising star BAFTA February 11, 2013

    London: Indian actor Suraj Sharma, who played the protagonist in Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi', lost out the EE Rising Star Award to British actress Juno Temple at the British Academy Film Awards held here Sunday night. Delhibased Suraj, 19, was the only male actor nominated in the category. Other...
  • Ben Affleck's 'Argo' wins best film at BAFTA February 11, 2013

    London: Iranhostage drama 'Argo' continued its journey from awardsseason outsider to favorite Sunday, winning three prizes, including bestpicture, at the British Academy Film Awards. Ben Affleck was named best director for the basedonreality story of a longshot plan to rescue a group of American diplomats from Iran after the 1979 Islamic...
  • Oscar night to have something for everyone: producers February 5, 2013

    Beverly Hills: With a high five from 9yearold actress Quvenzhane Wallis, and a pledge that Oscar night will have something for everyone, the Academy Awards kicked into high gear on Monday at a luncheon for more than 160 nominees. Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, Joaquin Phoenix, Kathryn Bigleow,...
  • Golden Globes: Daniel DayLewis wins best actor January 15, 2013

    The Indian connection at the 70th Golden Globe Awards, Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan and Tabu went home with only one Globe that for best original score. As for the big winners, there were quite a few surprises. Here's more on that. But were...
  • 'Life of Pi' wins best original score Golden Globe January 14, 2013

    Los Angeles: Composer Mychael Danna won the best original score motion picture award for 'Life of Pi' at the 70th edition of the prestigious annual Golden Globe awards here. Danna beat Alexandre Desplat (Argo), Dario Marianelli (Anna Karenina), Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil (Cloud Atlas) and John Williams (Lincoln) to...
  • Is Bombay Jayashri's Oscar song not original? January 13, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A trust named after Carnatic musician Irayimman Thampi has accused Bombay Jayashri's Oscarnominated song 'Pi's Lullaby' of not being an original composition, an allegation denied by the vocalist. The song, written and sung by Jayashri for the film 'Life of Pi', has been nominated in the Original song category...
  • Irrfan: Happy to get 11 nominations for 'Life of Pi' January 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan, who played the role of grownup Pi in the Ang Leedirected Hollywood film 'Life of Pi', is happy that the film has got eleven Oscar nominations and hopes the number proves lucky. "It is good that we got so many nominations, we are happy. I think...
  • 70th Golden Globe awards to be announced tomorrow January 13, 2013

    The 70th Golden Globe awards will be announced Monday morning IST, Sunday evening Los Angeles time, with Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' top contender in the race and Ang Lee's "Life of Pi", starring Indian actors Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Tabu, up for three awards. ...