The actor plays a street magician who cons people into believing that he possesses supernatural powers.

Dhanushs debut international film gets positive reviews for warmth comedic quality
Flix Cinema Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 19:01

Dhanush’s first ever international film, the English-French movie The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, released to positive reviews in France. In the movie, the National Award winning actor plays a street magician who cons people into believing that he possesses supernatural powers. His character as Ajatashatru Lavash Patel has caught the attention of critics in a big way.

Speaking about the actor, the film’s director Ken Scott has been quoted by the Indian Express as stating, “When I worked with Dhanush, I discovered a great actor and an amazing personality. It was a great experience during the Paris premieres and the press screenings to realise that the French audience and media felt the same about him and experienced the same delight and sense of wonder watching Dhanush in our film.”

The producer of the film is also delighted with the positive response and has been quoted as saying: “The film had tested well early on during the editing process with a test audience in Paris, so we knew it would be well received. It was a treat reading the first reviews that emphasised the humanism of the film, its warmth, comedic quality and underlined the discovery of an incredible comedian they mostly didn’t know before this film with Dhanush.”

Based on the novel by the same name, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is produced by Luc Bossi and Jon Goldman. The film stars Dhanush in the lead role with Bérénice Bejo, Barkhad Abdi, Erin Moriarty and Gérard Jugnot included in the star cast.

Music for the film was composed by Nicolas Errèra, with Vincent Mathias handling the camera. The film was shot extensively in India, France, Italy and Libya. The film’s Tamil version is titled Vazhkaiya Thedi Naanum Poren.

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