The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Review: A Colorful And Joyous Adventure With Some Passionate Performances!
Posted on 21 Jun, 2019
Directed By: Ken Scott
Tales of unexpected adventures and rediscovery is always a pleasure to watch. Director Ken Scott has attempted to create one such joyride of a journey with us through his adaptation of the novel The Extraordinary Journey Of A Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas. The film revolves around Ajathashatru (Dhanush) a man who embarks on a journey to Paris to trace his father but ends up falling in love with a woman Marie (Erin Moriarty) in a furniture store but when he expects to meet her again, fate seperates him from her and throws him into the most unexpected journey from Spain to Libya which showcases his tryst with the plight of the refugees and his camaraderie with an actress Berenice Bejo whom he helps to reunite with her true love.
The guiding force of the film is inevitably Dhanush's impeccable act as Aja wherein he successfully sinks deep into the skin of the character. Other cast members like Erin Moriarty, Berenice Bejo, Amrutha Sant have dwelled well into their characters as their relationship with Dhanush looks honest and meaningful. A special shoutout to Hearty Singh who essays a young Aja and showcases a phenomenal act. The film however gets chaotic without establishing the plots and characters in some parts which does not let you emphatize with the situation.
One of the main essence of the film is retained by the lovely and intricate cinematography by Vincent Mathias AFC and the rustic background score by Amit Trivedi and Nicolas Errera. The plot line emerges stronger when the film touches the nerve of highlighting the plight of the refugees in most nations on the pretext of humor. However the screenplay appears to be constricted in most areas and affects the tone of the film. However watch this one to gulp in the adventure and to witness the phenomenal efforts by Dhanush.
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