The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

A fakir tricks his village into paying for him to fly to Paris to go to Ikea in this French-American drama directed by Ken Scott (Starbuck).

2018Rating: M, Occasional coarse language92 minsFrance, USA
Drama

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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Tamil movie star Dhanush plays Aja in this filmed version of improbably-titled bestselling novel The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe. Raised in the slums of Mumbai by his single mum (Amruta Sana), young Aja graduates from conning cash out of tourists to budding magician. Following the passing of his devoted mother, Aja sets off for Paris, seeking his mysterious, long-lost French father.

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Stuff

Stuff

If you're in an uncynical and generous mood, this is a colourful crowdpleaser with a little on its mind to say.

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South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Where Puertolas' novel humanised immigrants and asylum seekers, the film too often falls back on broad racial archetypes.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Never too edgy or too suspenseful or too violent, it just rolls along at a nice pace telling a nice story.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A movie that does eventually deliver its parcel by the final act - even if it is tenuously wrapped.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A winsome if all-too-saccharine migration adventure.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...a delightful treasure hunt of wild coincidences told in a fairy-tale of a story...

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

[Aja and Nelly's] Bollywood dance routine brings the house down.

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