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.


Ken Scott


Romain Puértolas (screenplay), Luc Bossi (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Vinod Jaywant Vinod Jaywant ... Giri
Naman Jain ... Leader
Svar Kamble Svar Kamble ... Sidekick
Rewanth Patil Rewanth Patil ... Outcast
Hearty Singh Hearty Singh ... Young Aja


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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Based on the novel by Romain Puertolas, the film recounts an Indian street magician's eventful journey to Paris in search of his father. Directed by Ken Scott, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir stars Dhanush, Berenice Bejo and Erin Moriarty in the lead roles.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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When the project was announced, Alexandra Daddario, Uma Thurman and Gemma Arterton were a part of the cast. See more »


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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Extraordinary! Hooked from beginning to end!
23 June 2019 | by ds1111321111See all my reviews

I walked into this movie without great expectations, but that perception was quickly changed right from the beginning. The movie moves fast from one action to another and you just get hooked into the story. It's a mix of comedy, drama, action, romance all in one movie, all told in a somewhat poetic and magic fashion. The movie is just beautiful, touching and well acted. Very up-to-date for the moment we live with immigration crises, multi cultural challenges, etc. I'm surprised this movie is falling through the cracks with so few people paying attention to it. Also, totally clean for young audiences. I will take my wife and 10 yo to watch. Go watch it! You will not regret.... Totally 10!

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Release Date:

20 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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