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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018)

PG-13 | | Adventure, 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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Romain Puértolas (screenplay), Luc Bossi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
1 win. See more awards »





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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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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Wonderful Escapist Fun.
18 October 2018 | by trevd-22977See all my reviews

If you are looking for a bit of light hearted wacky fun you could do a lot worse than this film. This is not normally my type of fare but this got under my skin. The charcters are all likeable and the bollywood moments put a big grin on my face. I will seek the book out now & read that as I enjoyed the movie way more than I expected to. If you need an antidote to the nastiness & violence so prevalent in modern cinema this is a good example.

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