The film tells the story of Piscine' Pi' Patel. He changes his name from Piscine to just Pi because he was taunted by the other school children.
Pi and his family grow up in India and he is the son of a zoo keeper. His family decide to move to Canada. Enroute to Canada their freighter sinks and Pi finds himself a castaway. He is adrift on a lifeboat and is accompanied by a Bengal Tiger, an Orangutan, a Hyena and a Zebra. All five are fighting for survival but very soon Pi finds that his only surviving companion is the Bengal Tiger. Yes, now picture this! The Bengal Tiger is actually a female...she is me. I’m the Tiger. ;) Oh yes and I’m stranded on a lifeboat with Johnny Depp. Grooooowl!!! :o)