Who said the magic of cinema has disappeared? The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir, starring Dhanush, is just about that.
The makers of the critically acclaimed film, that has already done the festival rounds, released the trailer of the film on Tuesday.
The film marks Tamil superstar Dhanush’s international debut. A Tamil version of the film, titled Pakkiri will also hit the screens in Tamil Nadu.
Dhanush plays a magician, Ajatashatru Lavash Patel who does not want to be poor. Born and brought up in Mumbai slums, Ajatashatru manages to collect enough to go to Paris with his mother.
The journey takes him to a lot of places, including Libya, Spain and London. Taking forward the “land-of-snake-charmers” narrative and the “Slumdog film” trope, the audiences will have to wait and see what the film promises.
The light-hearted comedy-drama also has a bit of romance in it. Erin Moriarty plays Dhanush’s love interest whom he befriends and tries to impress at a furniture store in Paris.
The film is an official adaptation of ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe’ written by French novelist Romain Puertolas.
The star cast also includes Berenice Bejo, Barkhad Abdi and Abel Jafri.
The trailer of the film was launched in Mumbai. Dhanush and his wife Aishwarya attended the event.
The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir is directed by Ken Scott and is slated to release in India on June 21.