In Canada, a writer visits the Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to publicize his energy savings account. Pi tells the version of his childhood in Pondicherry, India, and the extraction of his nickname. One hour of daylight, his dad, a zoo owner, explains that the municipality is no longer supporting the zoo and he has hence approved to disturb to Canada, where the animals the family owns would after that be sold. They board concerning a Japanese cargo ship considering the animals and unintentionally, there is a storm, followed by a shipwrecking. Pi survives in a lifeboat once a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. They are adrift in the Pacific Ocean, bearing in mind sudden hyena and Richard Parker getting hungry. Pi needs to locate a habit to survive.