For a cine-goer some years are really lucky. Almost every other film released is unique in its own way and provides sufficient fodder for thought. The movies are more often than not critical masterpieces and hailed in the all-time lists. The film makers seem to get their act going. The awards jury have their hands full. Rewarding one might be injustice to the others but such is the game. Some other years are not so lucky with the viewers exasperated at best as a handful of movies can be deemed as watchable. The audience pray secretly for seldom appearance of this drought and wish for the monsoon to strike again with heavy showers.
2012 belongs to the former category. It had a variety of genres coming in the race for the Best Picture award. Rarely does one get to see such a plethora in the queue. ‘Argo’ came out on top that year but it was a questionable choice to say the least. ‘The Master’ was snubbed out of the nominations while sensational ‘Amour’ was way behind in the pecking order. Here is the list of best movies of 2012.
10. Life of Pi
After a revolution in romance with ‘Brokeback Mountain’, Ang Lee broke barriers in animation with an utterly compelling tale on one man survival. The ‘Life of Pi’ was as complex as the number itself and without a definitive conclusion. Ang Lee’s immaculate vision created visual wonders, wooing the audience like never before, and still retaining the mystery at every nook and corner of the story. He certainly did full justice to the novel and threw boredom away with this adventurous narrative. The Best Director award landed on his doorstep for his efforts.
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