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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir – Pre Premiere in Paris with Dhanush

Event Details

  • Address

    Le Grand Rex Paris, 1 boulevard Poissonnière, 75002 Paris, France

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  • Date

    Tuesday 22nd May 2018

  • Time

    20:30 - 23:30


Popular Tamil Nadu based actor Dhanush is attending the pre-premiere of “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir”, an upcoming English and French comedy-adventure film directed by Ken Scott and starring Dhanush in the lead role. It is based on a novel by Romain Puertolas titled The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe.

Ajatashatru Lavash Patel (Dhanush) lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighbourhood, is a street magician and trickster who makes people into believing he possesses special magic powers. After his mother’s untimely death, he sets off on a Journey to find his father in Paris with a fake EUR 100 note. There he meets a woman named Marie Riviere (Bérénice Bejo) whom he initially swindles, but is quickly attracted to her personality. Aja then experiences a series of wide-ranging adventures round the world, initially in an IKEA wardrobe, then a Louis Vuitton suitcase, and a hot air balloon to Tripoli, Libya, while being pursued by Parisian taxi-driver Gustave Palourde (Gérard Jugnot) whom he swindled out of a cabfare back in Paris and who wants to stab him. Along the way he befriends a Sudanese man named Assefa (Barkhad Abdi), pronounced “I-suffer”, an illegal immigrant whom he meets in a vegetable lorry. This is a comic and humor story.

Event Details in French

POUR TOUS LES FANS DE LA CULTURE INDIENNE, VENEZ DÉCOUVRIR EN AVANT-PREMIÈRE OFFICIELLE ET EN PRÉSENCE DE DHANUSH L’EXTRAORDINAIRE VOYAGE DU FAKIR, TIRÉ DU ROMAN À SUCCÈS DU MÊME NOM !

En présence de la star internationale Dhanush !

Projeté en écran de scène VOST

Aja, un jeune arnaqueur de Mumbai entame, à la mort de sa mère, un extraordinaire voyage sur les traces du père qu’il n’a jamais connu. Il rencontre l’amour à Paris dans un magasin de meubles suédois, le danger en compagnie de migrants somaliens en Angleterre, la célébrité sur une piste de danse à Rome, l’aventure dans une montgolfière au-dessus de la Méditerranée, et comprend finalement ce qu’est la vraie richesse et qui il souhaite devenir.