Dhanush's The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir to be screened at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
Dhanush's The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir also features actors Berenice Bejo, Erin Moriarty and Barkhad Abdi
Directed by Ken Scott, the Indo-French co-production is based on the international bestseller by Romain Puertolas' The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe.
It revolves around the life of Ajatashatru Lavash Patel, played by Dhanush, a charming charlatan from Mumbai, who embarks on an extraordinary journey in search of a father he never knew. As he travels from India to France, UK, Spain, Italy and Libya, what was supposed to be a simple journey to Paris turns into a veritable odyssey.
The film also features acclaimed actors Berenice Bejo, Erin Moriarty and Barkhad Abdi.
While French composer Nicolas Errera has composed the film's music, Amit Trivedi has contributed three songs to the soundtrack.
Dhanush said in a statement that he is "really excited" to showcase the movie to all his "Australian fans".
The film's producer Aditi Anand is also looking forward to the gala as the movie "continues its trip around world, going from strength to strength and now landing in Australia".
IFFM will be held from August 10-22 and theme for this year is inclusion. Mitu Bhowmick Lange, director of IIFM, finds it to be "a very relevant film".
"What better way than to have one of India's most loved stars Dhanush present his film for the first time to an Australian Indian audience. We are absolutely honoured and can't wait to welcome him and his beautiful film to our festival."she said.
(With inputs from agencies)
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