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Jun 21, 2019
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir movie review: Dhanush's potential is lost to a Bollywoodi-sed Hollywood debutThe Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir gets caught up in the exotic and playing up the Bollywood genre, by even handing Dhanush a gratuitous Bollywood dance number.
Jul 26, 2017
101 Traces: The last of Kolkata's singing FakirsThe era of the singing fakir announcing the 'sehri' during Ramzan may be over. Where a decade ago, there were over 100 fakirs in Kolkata, today, Mohammed Sabbir is just one of the handful left. Waking at 1 AM every day during Ramzan, he wanders the streets, singing to wake people up for the sehri or morning prayer. These days, mosques also announce the morning prayer, rendering the fakir's job defunct. For generations, Mohammed Sabbir's family has performed this duty, not for money, but as a good deed.