Boasting awesome CGI effects and beguiling images, director Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestseller about shipwreck and survival matches the book for wonder.

You really will believe that resilient young hero Pi (Suraj Sharma) is stranded on a lifeboat along with a tiger.

The film’s marvellous sequences include a mirror-like sea reflecting golden clouds, a swarm of flying fish, an island bristling with meerkats and a whale leaping out of the water.

This not to be missed epic deservedly won Oscars for direction, cinematography, effects and score.