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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 20 June 2019 (USA)
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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.

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Ken Scott

Writers:

Romain Puértolas (screenplay), Luc Bossi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dhanush ... Ajatashatru Lavash Patel
Bérénice Bejo ... Nelly Marnay
Erin Moriarty ... Marie
Barkhad Abdi ... Wiraj
Gérard Jugnot ... Gustave
Ben Miller ... Officer Smith
Abel Jafri ... Captain Fik
Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse ... Rose
Kay Greidanus ... Pieter
Amruta Sant Amruta Sant ... Siringh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seema Biswas
Christian Bronchart Christian Bronchart ... Border Force Dancer
Stefano Cassetti ... Alfredo
Uwamungu Cornelis Uwamungu Cornelis ... Baleki
Adonis Danieletto Adonis Danieletto ... Manager of the department store
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Storyline

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 palvaaja

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief strong language. | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | India | Belgium | Singapore | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'extraordinaire voyage du fakir See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name of Romain Puértolas. See more »

Goofs

On the Europe map shown when Aji is traveling, the capitol of Switzerland, Berne, is marked incorrectly. The red star labeled "Berne" actually is at the location of Zurich. See more »

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The writer was mugged, the film bares very little resemblance to the original
10 June 2018 | by housebhomeSee all my reviews

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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