What's the Difference between Life of Pi the Book and Life of Pi the Movie?


Life of Pi

Released: 2001
Author: Yann Martel

Life of Pi

Released: 2012
Director: Ang Lee
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Pi Patel
Pi Patel
Portrayed by: Suraj Sharma
Older Pi
Older Pi
Portrayed by: Irfran Khan
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Portrayed by: Shravanthi Sainath
Life of Pi Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   He puts a note in a wine bottle he found in a floating fridge. Pi writes a note and puts in in a can of water and throws it into the water.
   This never happens. A whale is shown jumping out of the water and flying through the air and over Pi, Richard Parker and the life boat.
   The new school year starts and each student calls out their name and the teacher ticks their name off the list. The teacher calls out each student's name and the students say "Present".
   Pi stands up and goes to the board and renames himself Pi and also adds on the chalkboard n=3.14. The students all catch on and start chanting 3.14 along with him at each class. Pi writes the entire sequence of Pi on the board while the entire school gathers and cheers. A teacher grabs a book and verifies that he has memorized the entire sequence.
   The Writer talks to Mamaji in Pondicherry and he tells him the story. The writer decides that he must find Pi. The Writer doesn't hear the story from Mamaji, only that he should find Pi to hear the story. Pi tells the writer the entire story.
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