The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, an international a international movie starring Dhanush, went on floors in Mumbai recently. The movie is directed by Ken Scott, the film is based on the book The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas. The screenplay of the film is by Puertolas and Luc Bossi (Brio Films) and has a conglomeration of production houses from three continents. The film will be shot in Mumbai, Brussels, Rome and Paris.
Dhanush plays the titular part of the fakir, Aja aka Ajatashatru. After the death of his mother, the fakir takes on a journey to track down his father – a man he never knew. The quest takes him to Paris, and soon, he realises his destination is all set to change his journey. From falling in love to brushing shoulders with a Hollywood star, to dodging hit-men and being held as a hostage in a bureaucratic war, the fakir’s life goes hilariously awry the moment he steps onto Parisian soil, despite his best intentions.
The film also stars French actor Bérénice Bejo, American actor Erin Moriarty and Somalian American actor Barkhad Abdi, among others. Music is by Nicolas Errera, while Amit Trivedi has composed two Hindi songs. Vincent Mathias is the director of photography.