Irrfan overwhelmed with 'Life of Pi' response

Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Actor Irrfan, who played the role of Pi Patel in Ang Lee's "Life of Pi", is excited about the response the film has received. He calls it a great sign for the Indian film industry.

"(The) way our audience has absorbed and embraced the complexity and simplicity of 'Life Of Pi' with such eagerness, it is a great sign for our film industry! Jai ho!" Irrfan tweeted.

"This new audience is going to hugely affect our filmmaking, we are going to see a diverse and dynamic film industry. Thanks to all film lovers," he added.

"Life Of Pi", based on Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, features debutant Suraj Sharma, Tabu and Irrfan in prominent roles. It narrates the tale of a boy who is adrift at sea in a lifeboat with a Royal Bengal tiger after his family is drowned in a shipwreck.


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