MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,254 this week

The Fakir of Venice (2008)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 26 users  
Reviews: 2 user

The Fakir is a black comedy/drama in English and Hindi based on a true story. An Indian con man is hired to find a fakir who can bury himself in sand for an installation art project in ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3944 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
 
jgj
a list of 76 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Fakir of Venice (2008)

The Fakir of Venice (2008) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Fakir of Venice.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Game I (2011)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A wealthy man invites four people to his private island to blame three of them for his daughter's sudden death. The next morning, the wealthy man is found murdered.

Director: Abhinay Deo
Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Anupam Kher
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The truth behind the ascension of Milkha "The Flying Sikh" Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Pavan Malhotra
Fiza (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1993 Fiza's brother disappears during the riots in Mumbai. In 1999 Fiza is tired of waiting and goes looking for him.

Director: Khalid Mohamed
Stars: Jaya Bhaduri, Karisma Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When Vikram gets tapped to play the male lead in a Bollywood film, he can't believe his luck. But it may ruin his relationship with his girlfriend.

Director: Zoya Akhtar
Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor
Lakshya (2004)
War | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

Director: Farhan Akhtar
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta
Bangistan (2015)
Comedy

Two blundering terrorists with lofty ideologies, but ordinary talent, on a mission to change the world.

Director: Karan Anshuman
Stars: Jacqueline Fernandez, Zachary Coffin, Riteish Deshmukh
Wazir (2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery

Two players are engaged in a tense game of chess. One tries to decipher the story of the other's death through the moves in the game. By the end of the game, the player is changed forever.

Directors: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Bejoy Nambiar
Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Amitabh Bachchan
Director: Dev Benegal
Stars: Kareena Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Kalki Koechlin
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Stars: Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Purab Kohli
Raees (2015)
Crime

A cruel and clever bootlegger finds trouble when a brave cop starts chasing him.

Director: Rahul Dholakia
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mahira Khan
Nach Baliye (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Game-Show | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Stars: Apoorva Agnihotri, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Farhan Akhtar
Comedy

A person with a drinking problem is finally stopped and has a terrible future ahead of her.

Director: Sejal Shah
Stars: Arrmaan Ralhan, Anindita Nayar, Amitabh Bachchan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Adi Contractor
...
Sattar
Kamal Sidhu ...
Mandira
Mathieu Carrière ...
Massimo
...
Gia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Umesh Bajpai ...
Baliram
...
Danielo
Jhilmil Hazrika ...
Hameeda
Igor Horvat ...
Paulo
Sushma Prakash ...
Avantika
Marta Paola Richeldi ...
Gallery Attendant
Vikram Sahu ...
Billoo
Joginder Singh ...
Goldtooth
Edit

Storyline

The Fakir is a black comedy/drama in English and Hindi based on a true story. An Indian con man is hired to find a fakir who can bury himself in sand for an installation art project in Venice. He passes off a poor slum dweller from Bombay as the real thing, conning the European art world successfully. It is the story of a strange relationship. A relationship between two characters who are brought together to carry out a deception. To pull it off, however, they must learn to shed the layers of deceit, and move towards understanding themselves, and each other. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Also Known As:

The Fakir  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Depsite being released in several film festivals, as of November 2014, it has yet to find a theatrical release in India . See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
interesting in parts but misses the mark overall
22 April 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. Annu Kapoor was excellent and the film definitely has some nice moments, but overall the film lacked a cohesive direction and suffered from a poor sound mix and sloppy editing. I understand that the film's producers were not working with the largest of budgets, but one would think that a portion of the money which must have been spent to shoot on location in Venice would have been put towards hiring decent film and sound labs. I also thought that many of the supporting characters and subplots were poorly developed and in some instances, simply mistreated by the director. An example is the two "boy/girl" Italian art fans who play an important role in the film but are characterized in such an over-the-top manner that the audience cannot take them seriously.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
farhan will steal the show... abbasisgreat2001
Discuss The Fakir of Venice (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?