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Dhanush’s film The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir wins audience award at Barcelona fest

The film premiered in France on 18 May 2018 and has been highly appreciated by the audience.

SNS | New Delhi |

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir starring South superstar Dhanush has won the audience award for Best Comedy at the Barcelona Sant-Jordi International Film Festival.

The 2018 film is a French English-Language comedy-adventure film directed by Ken Scott and is based on a novel by Romain Puertolas titled The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe.

The film was shot in four countries: India, France, Italy, and Libya.

The film revolves around Aja (Dhanush) who is a street magician and trickster based in Mumbai who sets off on a journey to find his estranged father in Paris after the untimely death of his mother.He then experiences a series of wide-ranging adventures around the world, initially in an IKEA wardrobe to London, England and then to Rome and Tripoli, Libya.

Along his way he meets a woman named Marie Riviere (Erin Moriarty) whom he is attracted to and later along a Sudanese man named Wiraj (Barkhad Abdi), an illegal immigrant who he befriends.

The film premiered in France on 18 May 2018 and has been highly appreciated by the audience.