'Life Of Pi' earns 19.5 crore in the first weekend in India

Oscar winner Ang Lee directed movie ‘Life Of Pi’ has been emerged as a winner. Released on 23 November, the film has mesmerized the audience with the stunning adventure and has collected Rs 19.5 crores over the weekend in India.

'Life Of Pi' stars Indian actors Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Tabu. The film has been released 23 in 2D and 3D in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu across theatres in India. Record says that ‘Life Of Pi’ is the second highest opening of all time for Fox Star Studios after James Cameron's 3D epic 'Avatar' whih released in India.

The story is about a boy who is adrift at sea on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger after his family is drowned in a shipwreck. The movie was shot at the hillside town of Munnar along with the elegance of Pondicherry.

A star-studded premiere of the film was organized ahead of the film release where Bollywood who’s who attended the premiere.

Filmmakers Karan Johar and Shekhar Kapur showered praise on the masterpiece of Ang Lee.

"Life Of Pi - must watch!! Its message will have multiple interpretations and will be open to post viewing analysis. That's the fun of it," Johar tweeted on Sunday.

"Watching Life Of Pi second time in two days. Brought my daughter and her friends. Nice to see a full house and lots of kids. Fantastic movie," Kapur tweeted.

‘Life Of Pi’ is based on Yann Martel`s Booker Prize-winning novel.