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.