Movie name: The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir
Director: Ken Scott
Cast: Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Erin Moriarty, Barkhad Abdi, Gérard Jugnot, Ben Miller, Ben Miller, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Kay Greidanus, Amruta Sant
Duration: 1hr 40 min
The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir is a story of a young poor boy Ajatashatru Lavash Patel (Dhanush) knowns as Aja who wishes to fulfill his dream to go to Paris for a special reason. The film revolves around Dhanush and the ups and downs he faces.
Dhanush as Ajatashatru Lavash Patel is amazing, he makes us feel sympathetic about the character at the same time he also makes us anticipate his next move. He being the only Indian in the starcast does not stop him from standing out in the film.
Direction is sweet and light, small bits of song and music in the film make our heart leap with joy. Special mention to the chemistry between Dhanush and Erin Moriarty’s characters in the film, despite having limited time together on screen the duo’s chemistry cannot go unnoticed.
Speaking about the rest of the cast, all the actors play their part to the fullest of their abilities and make us engrossed in the film.
Cinematographer Vincent Mathias captures Aja’s journey beautifully. Europe has been shown many times in the film but the portrayal in the film is raw and fresh.
Director has done an exceptional job for making the story come together, he makes us engage with each and every character in the film.
Only negative that can be drawn from the film is that some of the scenes could have been avoided. They kind of hinder the flow of the film. The running time of the film is adequate.
The first half of the film is hilarious and light, it builds up a massive expectation for the second half, the second half has a lot of ups and downs for the main characters, despite this the film never feels heavy. Somehow the expectations built up in the first half of the film are not completely met in the second half.
Overall the film is very well made and you can go along with your family.
The film is definitely worth a watch.