Ajatashatru Lavash Patel has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood tricking people with street magic and fakir stunts. He sets out on a journey to find his estranged father, but instead gets dragged on a never-ending adventure.
Ajatashatru Lavash Patel has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood tricking people with street magic and performing as a 'fakir' who can do impossible miracles. After his mother's untimely death, he sets out on a journey to find his father and rise from poverty.Written by
The writer was mugged, the film bares very little resemblance to the original
SPOILER: I was so looking forward to this film, I read the original story in French and laughed and cried all the way through it. Very very little of the original story is here. Marie wasn't a young American, she was an older French lady. In the book, the Gitan taxi community chased him mercilessly and resulted in the biggest comedy moments of the story, and the refugee story was more delicately and heart breakingly dealt with by Romain Puertolas. None of this was in the film. It was shamelessly hollywood-ised....Such a massive disappointment for what is a left of center fantasy based story. The phrase "Loosely based on the book" applies here...read only a nod to the original story.
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