The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir releases in India after creating waves Internationally with critics and audiences alike. The film marks the debut of National award winning actor Dhanush on the Internationally stage. The latest in a series of unique achievements the film recently won the audience choice award for best comedy at the Barcelona Saint-Jordi Film Festival. Perhaps the most interesting part of this star studded cast punctuated by multiple Oscar nominees and winners is the choice of Dhanush for the lead. International film
makers tend to go with safe choices of Dev Patel and Riz Ahmed for South Asian roles but both these actors inspite of International success have been unable to appeal to mass Indian audiences.
Abhayanand Singh CEO of Golden Ratio Films, co-producers and rights holders said “Monsoon wedding was one of my favourite films and since then I have waited for a film which has that same universal appeal. When I saw this film I immediately knew that my wait was over, now I’m proud to bring the Fakir home and hope that people show their love to the film”
By all accounts, Ken Scott’s organic choices have helped the film cross over to both international and diaspora audiences and as the film makers gear up for a mammoth release over 160 countries, this films holds a place of pride for Indian cinema and talent. Dhanush plays the role of Aja, a charming charlatan from India who finds himself in the midst of a European adventure he never bargained for.
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